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  • Writer's pictureKyrstyn Hokey

DIY Washer Hookup Cover

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Here's how I made a DIY cover to hide the hot and cold washer hookups.

The dreaded washing machine hookups! The eyesores. When concealed behind the washing machine (as they should be) then they're no harm to mankind whatsoever. But they're far too often visible and intrusive. UPDATED: Link to the wallpaper I used is right here.


I was sick of seeing mine, to be honest. The real miracle is that I lived with it for 11 months before deciding to do something about it.

So I fixed it! Never underestimate a woman with a vision and some cardboard.

It took about 30 minutes from start to finish, and the result was more than satisfactory.

DIY Washing Machine Hookup Cover

Supplies I used:

  1. Cutting mat

  2. Rotary blade

  3. Cardboard (or other rigid, cuttable paper/material)

  4. Measuring tape

  5. Pencil

  6. Strong tape

  7. Wallpaper or contact paper in design of choice

  8. Glue

  9. Scissors

1. I measured the opening to the hookup wall inset. Mine was 9 3/8 inches by 8 1/4 inches (Measuring tape)
2. I cut out TWO cardboard squares in those dimensions (Cutting mat, rotary blade, pencil)
3. I made the cutouts that would fit over the hoses. These ended up being 1x3 inches each and was the perfect fit (Cutting mat, rotary blade, pencil)
4. Then I glued them together to be extra rigid (Glue)

5. I covered with wallpaper to match the walls around it (Wallpaper, scissors, strong tape)
6. Once the paper was covering it, it made it just the right size to stay in place once I positioned it in the opening.


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