Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hiding A Thermomstat In Plain Sight

Hello Lovelies, today I want to share a wall in our house that I have been hating for a long time. It is a narrow wall right next to our Family room. There is a Thermostat right smack in the middle of it, so I never really knew what to do with it. So I just left it naked for 5 years....LOL
But after getting into the beautiful "Land Of Blogging" and seeing all those beautiful Gallery Walls everyone seems to be doing these days, I went through my house and found a bunch of homeless junk I had stuffed away in a closet.


I ended up HIDING the Thermostat in plain sight by putting an empty frame around it. There is enough interest going on on the wall, and it does not stick out like an eye sore anymore.
The number 3 stands for "Three in our Family"
 There are still a couple of gaps that could be filled with more treasures, I will be on the look-out!
But for now I think it's a big improvement
What do you guys think? 
I love to hear from you!!!!
xoxoxoxo
Christine

50 comments:

  1. I love your gallery wall and "hidden" thermostat! You did a great job using items you already had. I just love the chalkboard leaning against the wall and the candlesticks. Your family room looks so relaxing and cozy too!
    Have a great weekend Christine!

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  2. You are right - it just fades away simply by framing it. You had ALL those lovely items just hid away? I love what you did to this wall. The wooden piece at the top is beautiful! :)

    Saturday Blessings!

    ~Sherri

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  3. Really like your wall, you found some neat things to use there plus you now can't tell there is a thermostat on the wall! Great candlesticks too!

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  4. Great job - although I think I would paint the white part of the thermostat with chalkboard paint so it fades even more! Sweet idea!

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  5. I always strategically plan where things go according to utility fixtures when possible. It's so annoying but this is a great idea!

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  6. What a fantastic idea! It looks great! Good job.

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  7. great idea...my thermostat is tricky since it's by some shelves already...I'll have to think on how to apply this.

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  8. Fantastic idea! Your last pic really shows how the thermostat really stands out when it is "all alone" but combined with the pieces you've placed on the wall along with the frame, it almost disappears! Think I'll go take another look at ours and see what could be done!
    DD

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  9. Great idea! Definitely going to have to copy that :)

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  10. Yes! I have a wall exactly like that!!! Plus mine has a double wall switch on it too! I have it "hidden" with a tall urn of sticks! But, I'm def going to think about a gallery wall. Your gallery wall is gorgeous, Way to shop your own home! I love the top tray, or wooden thing (lol). Looks great. :) Julia

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  11. I really like the gallery wall....Don't you wish thermostats were made by women so they'd be pretty and functional at the same time....

    Good job making yours disappear!

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  12. This looks amazing!! So creative and pretty! (Love that 'tray')
    Susan

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  13. What a neat idea! I thought it was part of your display on the wall until you pointed it out.

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  14. I think everything looks great! You have a wonderful touch - nothing makes a home feel so homey as the special touches!

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  15. This is so clever!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Totally smart! If you didn't point it out at first glance I wouldn't have guessed it was a thermostate. The entire wall design looks really great- love it!

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  17. This is such a great idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  18. Hi Christine, just stopping by from DIY Sunday Showcase. Super idea!

    Val

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  19. Oh I love it. How fun. I also took the cover and painted mine the same color as the wall. It totally disappeared. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  20. What a clever thing to do! I love your gallery wall. You've proven that a little creativity can make a big difference with a problem home area. Bravo! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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  21. What a very impressive idea to hide the thermostat which we all have in our homes. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Christine, this is pure genius!!! What a difference!! I'm so doing this to ours!
    Pinned :)

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  23. I love it! I have a couple of thermostats on my walls that need to be "hidden" as well as yours is.... It looks seriously amazing!!!
    This idea would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party? Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

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  24. What a simple and effective idea!
    Found you at Nifty Thrifty Things. :)
    Kim @ pinspiredhome.blogspot.com

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  25. Seriously!!!!! This is such a great idea! My jaw dropped open and then I went and looked at my thermostat and went AH HA! Thank you so much for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  26. Great idea and so creative! #Be.You.tiful

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  27. Hi Christine,

    I love this idea; such a simple solution!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca
    p.s.- Let's see if this comment to you via my other Google account gets through okay.

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  28. No longer stands out like a sore thumb!

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  29. I love what you did with the wall. Those chalkboards are great. You are right, I never noticed the therostat at first. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

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  30. I like the idea very much... And I have a thermostat in plain sight that needs hiding!

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  31. Great idea! They always seem to place those things in the worst place!

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  32. Looks great! If you can't hide it...decorate it :)

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  33. This is great! If you hadn't pointed it out, it might have taken me a while to notice! Thanks for the tip!

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  34. I copied you! Thank you for the inspiration! My wall looks better now!!! Thanks to you! Julia

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  35. Hide in plain sight...worked great!! Came from Chic by you Wednesday... now your newest follower!

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  36. This looks fantastic!!!!! I LOVE this!!!! Great job!!! xoxox

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  37. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Have a great weekend :)

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  38. My dad always said, if you can't get rid of it, accentuate it, it does work, doesn't it? Thank you for sharing this at my History & Home link party - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  39. I have a wall just like that with a stupid thermostat just like that! Now I know what to do with it. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful idea. Your wall looks awesome!

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  40. I just love this idea and I have one that needs hiding sooooooo.....LOL
    I will be featuring your post tomorrow morning at Tuesdays with a Twist, please stop by and take a look.

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    1. You've been doubly featured!! Debra & I both featured your awesome post - thank you so much for sharing!
      Have a great day!
      Angie

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  41. Cool idea! I need to do that too, I hate those things standing out on our walls.

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  42. Love what you did!...I have one of those awful thermostats and humidifier regulators that are so unattractive on the wall...will have to see if I can do the same..

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  43. This is such a clever idea and it looks great!

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  44. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog !!! Your flair and style are amazing - - your bunny pics for Easter are wonderful ........always fun to stop by!! Happy Easter to you and yours ox

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    1. Thanks sooo very much for all of your sweet comments here on my blog. I can not reply to your comments directly because you show up as a non reply blogger, so I am not sure if this message will reach you.....Your blogger profile has no email address listed so I can properly thank you for the sweet words. Christine from Little Brags

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