You hate that ugly thing, admit it. The blinking lights are distracting. It’s big, ugly and in the way. That’s exactly how I felt so I decided to do something about it. It was very simple and took about 10 minutes of my time. That’s just about the perfect length of time to DIY in my books.
What you’ll need to hide your router
An old hardcover book. Yep. That’s it. My husband has a collection of old, yellowing hardcover books. He doesn’t use them for anything, they are strictly decorative ibebet.com. He likes the look of them on the shelf in his office. So I asked if I could steal one and rip out its innards. He agreed so I did just that. Because it was so old, the glue used on it was almost gone. The pages were starting to fall out so removing them was easy. If you don’t have any of these types of books laying around then take a visit to your local used bookstore, flea market or garage sale. For a few dollars you can most likely find the perfect book. It needs to be as wide as your router and as thick. It also helps to have a few similar books if you would like to really disguise the router. Simply rip out the pages, put the cover around the router and hide it on a shelf. Stack a few more books on top and that router is out of sight! Poof! Gone! Vamoose! You can see from my photos that although the router is covered there is still an unsightly mess of wires. I plan on purchasing some shorter black cables so they blend in better and don’t get into such a tangled mess. And in case you’re wondering, no that is not actually the router – it’s the hub for our security system but it is giant and ugly! So I wanted it hidden. We have an Apple AirPort Extreme now which is the white tower you see below – I wish I could find a decal for it that looks like books! Perhaps I will make one myself…Now there’s an idea! The modem is also unnoticeable – did you notice that it’s sitting on top of the books on the left? I bet you didn’t!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.