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Repurposed Kitchen Cabinet Door Covers Ugly Fuse Box

I am positive that I am not the only one that has a fuse box they want to hide. We recently remodeled our kitchen and saved the old doors. I decided to use one of them to cover the fuse box.
See the fuse box? I painted it the same color as the wall to disguise it, but it still shows. One of the cabinet doors just happened to be slightly larger than the fuse box. I had been looking at message centers online and had been wanting one.
We took off the old trim then sanded the old paint and stain off. We replaced the old trim and stainted it red mahogany. We decided to do half chalkboard and half corkboard. I purchased spray chalkboard paint and a roll of cork with adhesive backing at the Home Depot.
I painted 4 coats of the chalkboard paint on one half. We used a razor blade to cut the corkboard to fit the other half.
We used a cabinet door pull for the chalk holder. We used a satin nickel cup pull turned upside down and attached it to the bottom.
Perfect message board for this space! Dresses up the space and is useful next to the side entry.
  • Carla Williams
    Carla Williams Portland, OR
    on Jun 24, 2016

    Love this! One of my favorite ways I've seen someone cover an access panel is with a mirror on hinges, so you can just open it up when you need access. A hanging cabinet can look nice too, even though it isn't the most useful. This blog pos has some unique ideas: http://www.wbdoors.com/blog-layout/creative-ways-to-hide-a-fuse-box

  • Linda Rae Latshaw Ling
    Linda Rae Latshaw Ling
    on Feb 18, 2017

    We hang a calender over ours.

  • Rhonda S
    Rhonda S Andrews, TX
    on Mar 13, 2017

    You could put a bit of reflective tape in a pattern on the frame, and hinge it so that it opens with the auxillary panel door to make it more visible with a flashlight in the dark and to make opening it easier. If you are concerned about safety, contact the local building inspector and ask directly if covering the door is allowed in your area.

  • Geraldine Hamilton
    Geraldine Hamilton
    on Mar 18, 2017

    This electric panel was in the middle of living room. I made this and hung it up on barn door slider so I have easy access.

  • Barbara
    Barbara Cape Coral, FL
    on Jun 12, 2017

    I just hung a beautiful picture over my fusebox. Just larger than the fusebox door.noone knows its there.done.

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