1.14.2013

Now you see it, now you don’t–hiding a thermostat

Why are thermostats installed in the most ridiculous places; mine happens to be in my dining room. 

While it may seem obvious to hang a frame over it, it requires free air movement along the top and sides so that’s not a viable option.

hide a thermostat at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

After 10 years I have finally come up with a way to disguise it that is really simple. I nailed a long nail in to the wall above the thermostat and hung the mirror on to the nail. Where’s that easy button when you need it!

hide a thermostat at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

hide a thermostat at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com


Now you see it.

hide a thermostat at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com

Now you don’t

hide a thermostat at www.junkinjunky.blogspot.com
It’s not centered because the thermostat is not centered, but close enough.
A big thank you to those that left encouraging comments on my kitchen rehab. I admit that I am a little nervous about all of the work, but I’ve given myself plenty of time to do it so I will just take it easy and get ‘er done.

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11 comments:

  1. Looks great Mel! Mine is in a bad spot too, why is that?

    I left a comment on your kitchen post but I don't know what happened to it! It's quite a list but knowing you, it will get done and look fabulous. I'll be watching and cheering you on. Did you pick which Allure flooring you are going to use? I do not recommend the snap together kind, my daughter helped me lay it and then a month or so later she worked on a volunteer project where they laid the sticky kind, and she said it was infinitely easier to work with. Just a thought!

    Good luck!

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  2. Great idea! I hate looking at my ugly thermostat.

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  3. How did you hang the starburst mirror? I love the idea.

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  4. just wondering how you hung the mirror? Love it as mine is in the center of the dining room wall, and not sure what to do with it.

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  5. heheheh, :D you're awesome Mel

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  6. Love this! I've been trying to come up with something for ours too {and our house alarm} How do you actually get into the thermastat though? Do you have to remove it?
    Jenn

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  7. Our thermostat is in the dining room too! Why is that? I don't even notice mine but I will now. I love this idea of hiding it behind something pretty!! Great idea Mel!

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  8. I love the mirror! I don't like looking at my thermostat either, but DH keeps on changing the settings every morning and every night, even though is one of those you can scheduled! So, for his convenience I just leave it like that!

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  9. Thank you Mel!
    I love it too, the color is really perfect for me;)
    THis is a fun idea to hide the thing behind a mirror.
    Looks really pretty next the grey walls;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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  10. great idea! but doesn't it stop the thermostat from getting a proper reading of the temp??? Just wondering...

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my painting. I haven't felt like painting anything in ages!

    Happy Sunday!

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  11. Hi Mel!
    What a neat idea, hiding the thermostat.
    I'm having a look through your blog, lots of great ideas!

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