I found this idea from Remodelista some time ago, and have been wanting to replicate it forever. Honestly, the only thing holding me back was my fear of working with anything electrical, but luckily my sweet husband helped me with that part.
We live in an old house (hence these terrible wooden, but original, floors). There are very few outlets in the house, aside from a couple of updated areas, so we have to run a lot of extension cords throughout our home. I have been able to cleverly hide most of them behind furniture, but I recently rearranged our bedroom and it left me with little choice but to run an exposed extension cord to plug in my iPhone charger, computer charger, lamp, etc.
So I decided to go for it. I ordered 1 and 1/4th inch beads with a 1/2 inch hole from Woodworks, and they shipped in one day. One cord (about 4 ft) used roughly 50 to 60 beads. I purchased lamp wire and the male and female plug ends from Home Depot.
For a full tutorial, click HERE to see the original post from Remodelista. I feel obligated to point out that you should definitely research the kind of wire and plugs you need for this project – I will use this cord mainly for low voltage plugs like my phone charger or a low watt lamp, but I was sure to check the voltage on all my items before purchasing the wire and plugs.
What projects have you wanted to try but weren’t sure about pulling off?? Oh, and, Happy Valentine’s Day!