DIY Entertainment Center Organizer

I know I am not the only one who is bothered by cords that make a mess around the television area. The area by our television had recently gotten out of control. We had PlayStation cords and headphone cords going every which way, and it was a mess. I had to come up with a solution that would be perfect for hiding the game system ugliness.

diy entertainment center organizer

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First, I spent a few days searching for the perfect piece. I looked at Goodwill, Target, and Walmart, and came up empty. I found some great baskets at Target, but I wasn’t about to spend 30 dollars on a basket.

What I really wanted was something that I could put the cord through the back of and still conceal the mess within the basket or box. Usually to get exactly what you want, and at an affordable price, you have to do it yourself, so I decided to put together a DIY entertainment center organizer. 

diy entertainment center organizer

DIY Entertainment Center Organizer

All you need is a milk crate, some fabric, wood stain, a foam brush, and a staple gun.

I found my milk crate at Walmart for 11 dollars. These can be found at hobby lobby, or online. I’ve even seen them out by the trash at a restaurant before. Now, that would really be a project on a budget!

You can get small pieces of fabric at Walmart in the craft section, or have one cut for you at any craft store. I already had the wood stain, foam brush, and staple gun from a previous project that I did.

diy entertainment center organizer

This project is super simple. Start by staining your crate.

Then, after it is dry, cut your fabric to fit inside the front of the crate.

Take your staple gun and staple the fabric to the inside of the crate. I left the back of the crate open so I could stick the cords through the back.

diy entertainment center organizer

That’s it! You’re done! Now take it and make it your own.

diy entertainment center organization

Set up your DIY entertainment center organizer, so that the fabric faces out. You can set the gaming system, blu ray player, etc. inside the crate and run the cords through the slats in the back. It’s the perfect little hiding spot.

DIY entertainment center organizer

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19 Comments

  1. April

    May 21, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I love the idea of using the fabric to hide all the junk! Great idea … And post 🙂

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 22, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  2. yasmina

    May 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Great idea!!!! and you can customize it the way you want!!! thanks for this

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      Yeah of course! Thank you!

  3. Courtney

    May 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    These organization crates are adorable, and much cheaper to make than purchasing a finished one in the store! I’ve been needing some of these for my son’s room, thanks for sharing!

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 20, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Of course! I hope you get the chance to organize your sons room. 🙂

  4. Eco Friendly Mama

    May 18, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I love that instead of buying a plastic one, you made your own out of eco-friendly materials. And it looks great too! : )

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 18, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  5. susie liberatore

    May 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

    This is so cool and original, I love it! thanks for sharing

  6. Jaclyn Musselman

    May 18, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Love this! Genius idea…now if I just have the time make something like this!

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks! It really didn’t take long at all. 🙂

  7. Kristin Cook

    May 18, 2018 at 6:21 am

    That’s a really cute idea! It looks way better than cords and dvds all over the place!

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 18, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks! I really like the way it turned out.

  8. Julie

    May 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I love this idea!! I also hate looking at cords so this is a perfect solution. I would never have thought of this but it makes
    so much sense!

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 18, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks Julie! It is working out really well!

  9. Danielle

    May 7, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Great idea! So cute and easy to do.

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  10. candy

    May 7, 2018 at 7:35 am

    The fabric looked like tin when I first saw the picture. Love this idea and something even I could make and use. Go perfect in my home.

    1. KatiesKottage

      May 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Oh yeah?! I can that… it looking like tin! I bet you could nail a piece of tin in there if you really wanted. Thanks for reading!

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