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How to hide a protruding object

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Step by step directions using a old frame and hardware to conceal a protruding object on the wall. (We converted part of our garage into a office/mudroom so we decided to hide the garage door opener since we don't use it)

To see more: http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/what-garage-door-opener/

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  • Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin
    Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin Bellevue, MI
    on Jan 11, 2013

    Love this idea!

  • Vintage Headboards
    Vintage Headboards Frisco, TX
    on Jan 12, 2013

    That is genius Kristin!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Mar 12, 2013

    Such a clever idea, Kristin!

  • Sharon Kettelhut
    Sharon Kettelhut Round Rock, TX
    on Mar 12, 2013

    I did this in the master bedroom in our condo. The breaker box for the unit does not protrude all that much, but the gray door is aesthically unappealing (to say the least) and painting it is not really practical because of the latching mechanism.

    • Kim Fincher
      Kim Fincher Scottsdale, AZ
      30 minutes ago

      Can I see a picture of your project. Our box is in spare bedroom and it so ugly

  • Jeanne J
    Jeanne J East Bend, NC
    on Mar 12, 2013

    I work for a Heat & Air Company - as ugly as a thermostat may be, it will not function properly if covered as in the above photos. Thermostats read the air tempeature around them, which is how your heat/air operates to a certain temperature. If you cover it, you will lose that functionality. I do agree it looks pretty, it is just not functional.

    • Colleen Schake
      Colleen Schake Montrose, PA
      on Sep 21, 2014

      @LinJ47 I'm not going to live with it... just modify this idea with a screen painted with something that looks cool. the screen will allow the air to circulate. :-)

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