How do I cover up this ugly electrical panel??
This guest room is in our walkout basement so the backyard can be seen out the windows. The electrical panel was installed near the top of the wall without a finished front.
The bed bed is in the suitable place in the room. I tried the look of attaching a solid thin board with Velcro, but it looked strange and still drew attention to the eyesore. Some of the sheet rock cane off when I took it down.
I welcome any suggestions! Thanks!
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Throw a picture
How about using the new hooks that don't damage wall surface (from hardware store: 3M brand, all sizes and colors) to hang something like an attractive poster, or a long "tapestry"---either purchased specially, or handmade. Get creative. Even a colorful scarf or shawl could be adapted. Something soft and light, that can be easily unhooked to get at the door to the electrical. In our basement guest room we've even used a large colorful polyester kite to cover a spot, then draped the "tail" across the top of the window. Casual, colorful. Bottom line: have fun with something that doesn't even have to be permanent. Change when bored!
What about finding something reclaimed and hanging it there? Maybe an interesting stained glass or grate? Or a quilt could be hung on a rod overtop and still allow easy access to the panel. :)
I hung a canvas over mine and used magnets to affix it without putting holes in the wall.
a lrg picture on hinges;a tapestry/quilt; picture or mirror on picture hooks;shutter on hinges;nice big dart board;huge hanging plant covering it hanging from either ceiling or wall hooks
I bought a barnwood frame at Hobby Lobby (it is super light weight), then used wall panel planks (that come in a box like laminate flooring at Lowe's or Home Depot) to cover the opening, hung it with hinge on left so it swings out of the way. I hung a large clock on mine, but you could add anything that fits your decor or personality.
I put a frame around mine which is located in the kitchen, then used chalkboard paint, can still be access
We put a cabinet door with frame over ours and painted it an accent color.
my electrician says don’t cover them. Weather they are in the house or on the back of the house.
The problem is the height. Practically up to the ceiling. How about a hanging curio or small narrow shelf display case mounted on the wall with french cleat. A few knick knacks to cover the panel. The french cleat would allow it to be removed when needed.
I beautiful painting! You can add a nice trim around and even add hinges so panting swings open! GoodLuck ( add a shutter)
how about a small shelf just below? with ornaments on display, creating a feature out of the different texture
Hang up a wall hanging, small quilt etc. Something in a hard frame can always be shifting around etc.
check this. take off the hanging string, use push pins at ceiling height to hang?
Having the head of the bed on that wall puts the focus on it.
Can't see if there is equal space on other side of window? You could put curtains across that whole wall to give illusion of a wall of windows. Or if you decide to put up picture, poster, tapestry,etc. and there is space on other side of the window, you could add same to that side for symmetry.
Check your electrical codes for state. If it's covered in anyway insurance might deny coverage. Maybe some kind of abstract painting
Hang a big picture in front of it