I hate to see switches, outlets, plugs, vents, utility doors, motion detectors…all that crap they attach to walls.
Dreadful, just dreadful. Not the least bit aesthetic.
So I paint it. I paint it all.
Last year I posted about the outlet that was 3 feet up the wall in our den. Y’all can read how I hid that here.
(not to spoil the surprise, but this solution is going to be WWWAAAYYY similar)
With all the recent work in our garage, we forgot to mention the “camouflage” work we did out there.
Here are the culprits….
The new electrical panel.
and the timer for the sprinkler system.
Love what they do for us…but still hate seeing them on a daily basis. Hate them, hate them both.
One of the first projects we did after we moved in was wall over a useless hall closet and paper the wall in school classroom cork. There was a huge intake vent for the heater and a noise maker for the house alarm on the wall. I hated both of them as well, BUT…not so much after I painted them in latex paint I color-matched to the cork.
We shall call that paint color “Cork”.
Still had some. Quite a bit, actually. It doesn’t take very much.
So I thought, “What the Heck?”, cork has to be a close color to cedar. So I gave the ugly/necessary things a quick coat…..
See what a huge improvement that little can of leftover paint did?
You had to look real close to see them…Didn’t you?
Now, they are there….and not there at the same time. They blend right in to the cedar.
That’s way More, Much, Better to us.