How can I disguise an electricity meter box in my hall at top of wall?

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  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 14, 2018

    If it is not too high, you could use a flat panel door painted or wallpapered and hang it on the wall for a pop of color and it will also cover the box.

    • Deborah Hulme Deborah Hulme on Nov 14, 2018

      Thanks for your reply, great idea, problem is the box is at the very top of the wall, it's a pain! Love your idea about using wallpaper to add colour and interest, useful for other projects

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 14, 2018

    Hang a picture over it or nice tapestry something easy to remove in case you need access in the dark.

    • Deborah Hulme Deborah Hulme on Nov 14, 2018

      Thanks, a tapestry is a good idea as the box is at the very top of the wall and an awkward shape, so this would be easier than hanging a picture

  • Boxing it in would be the easiest. And depending on the size of the box hang a picture or some photos on the front.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 01, 2021

    Hi Deborah: You might be able to paint it to match the wall and make a shadow box frame around it, sticking out about 2 inches or so. Put narrow shelves on the front and put little figurines on the shelves. Or, put a hinged door on the frame and glue a nice picture to the door. You can make a couple to hang just below the electric box, to make it look like a collection :)

  • When I rented an apartment, the gray electrical panel was in the hallway and I hung a large framed poster (no glass) of the Mauritania over the panel. It was lightweight & easy to remove, just make sure that whoever else needs to access inside the panel knows what art it is behind! It’s best not to hang a shadow box over a panel, because it will be a nuisance to remove anything too heavy. Also be aware not to be using any screws or nails too long or too close to the edge of the panel. Remember there are wires behind that drywall! You can also use a hollow stretched canvas box over a light switch when it is not used and in an awkward location to your wall art display! Good luck!

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Mar 09, 2021

    Depending on the size, you can hang a piece of art work over it.

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