This is a west wall behind the air conditioner. I need help decorating

I had this wrought iron thing that one of the squares fit exactly around the 5.5x 10" electrical box. However, the iron is rather heavy, so I removed it. Now what do I do? I need something with a 5 1/2 x 10" square that will fit around the box.

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q this is a west wall behind the air conditioner i need help decorating
q this is a west wall behind the air conditioner i need help decorating
  6 answers
  • Cwh6899259 Cwh6899259 on Apr 11, 2017
    Instead of focusing on the hole you need, why not hang many smaller things around the area?

    Or find an old picture frame to meet your size requirements and a much much larger one (to fit the outer space), paint them in a weather proof paint and then hang pots of plants in between the frames.

    I quite like your iron thing though.

  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Apr 11, 2017
    I found a few old trellis's under and around this house when we bought it. I thought I would use them for the rose bush, but it was to large and after awhile they looked trashy leaning up against the house. So I tilted them and hung them on the side as a decorative option. So it looked more artful than just laying on the ground. Even if you used a trellis and put a fake vine on it, would work .
    I love your pot idea, I have something like that lining the side of the house where the drive way is, Its the north side and needs shade loving plants. In the summer it looks nice, I have different pot, sizes and colors. It is my one joy in the summer.

  • Marcie Marcie on May 19, 2017
    A trellis with a vine (clematis? honeysuckle?) would be easy, not permanent
    and look lovely.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on May 19, 2017
    Another idea is to just paint the electrical box the same color as your siding and make it blend in so it is not as noticeable. Be sure to check with your electric company first to make sure they allow it.

  • Glyn Glyn on May 24, 2017
    It is already painted to match the wall color. Thanks. I've appreciated all suggestions.

  • Bet8637854 Bet8637854 on Jun 03, 2017
    I bought a long shutter with a primitive angel on the top and covered mine. Worked like a charm. I took brick to my local hardware store and had paint matched to disguise various pipes sticking out around the house. that worked pretty well. They are there, but the eye isn't drawn to them immediatel. My next cover up will be the AC unit. I know it needs to breath, but it's visible from 3 angles and is hanging out there. I have an idea of disassembling a couple of old adirondack chairs and chalk painting them. I'm focusing on exterior eyesores too. thought I'd share what I'm doing to see if it might help. Good luck!