Air conditioner camouflage

Any suggestions for camouflaging a wall unit air conditioner?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 08, 2015
    Inside or outside?
  • Jeanie Jeanie on Nov 08, 2015
    You could hang a curtain over it making it look like a window.
  • Lynda Stahl Lynda Stahl on Nov 08, 2015
    similar to hiding an ugly thermostat under a hinged picture, you can usually use this idea if the AC unit is in the wall as mine was.
  • Mimisstuff Mimisstuff on Nov 08, 2015
    Sounds great, also a shutter was suggested. Thanks so much.
  • Z Z on Nov 08, 2015
    A curtain or hinged print will work at hiding the unit, but will have to be opened when it's in use. Either may get in the way, depending on where the unit is located. Seeing a photo of your situation will help us give you ideas that might work better in the long run.
  • Tina Tina on Nov 08, 2015
    I've painted both 30 yr old and brand new, with a matching acrylic paint, and haven't had peeling or scratches...just clean first
  • Kristine ParkGross Kristine ParkGross on May 14, 2016
    I'm sure you've gotten plenty of great ideas to cover up the AC for when it's not in use, just remember that you are going to be using it so whatever you do should be something easily removable or able to be opened when needed. Before you go and install something (semi)permanent remember to consider how far out the unit is protruding from the wall. If it's sticking out around 3-4" installing shutters that close up flat won't solve your problem. I'd look for a good-n-sturdy cardboard box LID that fits the dimensions so it'll slide on & is going to be sturdy, snug and stable enough to support anything you hang on or around it, as a "base cover", unless you make the box lid itself into an original piece of artwork by either painting on a design or covering it with some type of patterned paper(like a wallpaper leftover or wrapping paper. Heck even a piece of fabric you love)then use a small trim to build your framework -it's light, paint or stainable, & you can usually find a "scrap bin" at places like Home Depot or Lowe's. It might be sticking out but you'll have the illusion that it's not(from the front view at least)... then not only do you have a cover that should block any possible drafts but you'll have bragging rights for being the artist who created it, lol
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