9 DIYs that will hide all the things in your home you don't want seen

Exposed sink pipes, tangled piles of charging cords, ugly vent covers ... we all have things in our homes we'd rather not see! You don't have to sit back and endure these eyesores — there are plenty of ways to camouflage them if you use your creativity.
Start looking around your house for things you'd like to hide, because you're about to learn some terrific ways to keep them out of view.
1. DIY charging station (h/t One Good Thing)
If you live with more than one other person, chances are you have a pretty big collection of charging cords. This DIY charging station is a creative way to keep them organized, and it has the added benefit of providing a place to keep your phone overnight if you want to keep it out of your bedroom.
2. Wall gadget cover (h/t Bliss Bloom Blog)
Thermostats, alarm boxes and other little wall gadgets can be a real pain to look at, but you can solve the problem with an appealing piece of wall art. Don't worry about not being able to use the gadget — this DIY will show you how to make a wall display you can flip open.
3. Built-in TV cords (h/t The DIY Playbook)
Can you believe that she hid her TV cords using white built-ins? This project would definitely take some woodworking skills, but the results are beautiful and well worth the effort.
4. Framed garage door opener (h/t My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)
You might not have enough space to hang a big piece of wall art over your garage door opener, but you could probably squeeze in a small frame like this one. You could paint it any color you like — and it definitely requires a fun dresser knob as well.
5. Curtained-off laundry machines
Don't have space for a laundry room? No problem! You can still hide your laundry machines from view with a clever curtain setup like this one. If you have front-loading machines, steal this idea and build a wooden surface on top that you can use for folding clothes and displaying your favorite trinkets!
6. Wireless router in a box (h/t Sweet Sanity)
Wireless routers always look messy and out of place, especially if you don't have a home office space. Fix the problem by making a box like this one — it looks so much nicer. Just remember to make sure your router has adequate ventilation — you don't want it overheating.
7. DIY metallic vent cover (h/t Debbie Doo's)
You could buy a pretty vent cover at the store, but you don't have to. Instead, pick up a cheap doormat and give it a few coats of metallic spray paint. It couldn't be easier, and it looks super classy.
8. Litter box cabinet (h/t Ikea Hackers)
We all love our pets, but dealing with kitty litter is never fun. Keep your litter box tucked out of view by building it a special cabinet. Your furry friend can enter through the door on the side, and the front easily flips open when you need to change the litter.
9. No-sew sink skirt (h/t Little Green Notebook)
Exposed sink pipes can make a room look like it's still under construction, but what do you do when you aren't planning to build a cabinet? You make this easy no-sew sink skirt, of course! It looks so elegant, no one will ever guess what it's hiding.

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