Hide Unsightly Tech With This Chic DIY Cover! - Front + Main

It goes without saying that technology today is pretty awesome. What is not awesome, though, is what technology has done to our living spaces. What might otherwise be a beautiful living room has been overrun with all manner of technological paraphernalia: cords, power strips, wireless routers, chargers, set-top boxes. Did we mention cords?? Barring a life off the grid, there is little to be done about these modern-day pests—except, that is, hiding them! Molly Madfis, the lifestyle and DIY expert extraordinaire behind Almost Makes Perfect is sharing her own special way to rid streaming devices and routers from your field of vision—a chic hiding place that is easy to make and easy on the eyes.

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

DIY Streaming Device Cover

    balsa wood
    pencil
    xacto blade
    ruler
    super glue
    paint
    washi tape

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

Step 1. Measure how long you want your cover, you can simply cover the box only, or you can go longer to extend all the way to the back of your furniture like I did. Using your ruler and your streaming device as guides, trace the shapes: your base, and three sides.

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

Step 2. Carefully glue one side to your top and hold the pieces together for a minute while bonding. Repeat with the remaining sides.

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

Step 3. Tape off the area you want to paint, you can paint the entire box or leave it half exposed like i did, you could also paint it a fun color or with a fun pattern versus leaving it simple.

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

west elm - Tech Device Cover with Molly Madfis

Molly writes the blog Almost Makes Perfect, which is all about simple, modern and functional DIYs that anyone can do, no matter their skills. Her work has been featured on Better Homes and Garden, The Huffington Post, Domino Magazine and more. She lives in Los Angeles where she instagrams her cats and her house on the regular.

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