Ikea Skoghall Table Hack | How to Hide Your TV boxes

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
When I put up my hanging pendant light, it drew attention to an area of the living room that I wasn't too keen on. It was down the side of the couch, where all our cable, xbox and wifi boxes were stored alongside an abundance of cables and wires. The problem was that the sky box needed to be visible in order for us to use the remote and even if we picked up a magic eye adaptor, I couldn't think of a way to store the boxes somewhere without having a cable hanging out the top. 

I spent a few weeks looking on line for ideas but couldn't find anything that didn't involve hand-building my own table - not an option as me and Andy are utterly useless at DIY. I eventually came across the Ikea skoghall beside table and realised this might be the solution for hiding the tv boxes. It was narrow enough to fit in the space, could be used for storage as it had a lid and since it had holes all over it, I'd be able to poke the cables through and store all the mess inside. 

Maisy Meow Ikea Skoghall Table Hack Hiding TV Boxes Cables

The table was just £15 and super easy to build, even for me. The tricky bit was removing all the cables from the boxes and making sure I could put them all back in the right place (tip: take a photo before removing the tables so you know what it's supposed to look like when you put them back in!). 

The plan worked a treat and I was able to put the big bulky boxes inside the table and then feed the wires through the holes at the back and plug them in. Luckily, we didn't need a magic eye adaptor as the remote still works through the holes at the front of the table - how lucky is that?

I love that this is now it's own little area, rather than being written off as a storage area for the boxes. The Skoghall table is the perfect solution for hiding cable boxes and I'd definitely recommend trying this out if you have a similar storage issue in your living room or bedroom.

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6 comments on "Ikea Skoghall Table Hack | How to Hide Your TV boxes "
  1. I think this is a great idea! The Skoghall boxes are really useful for many things <3

    G is for Gingers xx

    1. Thanks! I know I love them - they look so good too!

  2. This is bloody genius! I can't stand our unsightly tech equipment.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. Ours was so ridiculous - wires EVERYWHERE and I'm pretty sure some of them were completely useless!


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