Where did it go? How I am Hiding a thermostat with decor.
The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlinkly places. – Roald Dahl
HIDE THAT THERMOSTAT OR DOORBELL WITH HOME DECOR
Okay, I’ll admit it…I just really didn’t like this “vintage” doorbell and thermostat.
Plus, it took up the entire wall.
Moving it was not an option so I took to a cover-up.
The Mister hung them up using some brackets we already had….using what we got is the way we roll!
He even turned it into a teachable moment with our oldest.
Once the shelves were up, the pictures were placed so they would be just resting over the doorbell cover and the thermostat. We can easily access them anytime.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HIDING A THERMOSTAT
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- Brackets (not needed if you do floating shelves)
IDEAS FOR DECORATIONS
Of course, almost everything here is from thrift stores, but here are a few similar items:
- Shells in apothecary jars
- A dolly from The Mister’s Grandma
- Rustic star
- Picture from our oldest
- Black and white pictures
NOTE – Please make sure your thermostat can hide behind some items. Some need to be kept open. If nothing else, you can do this with a doorbell or other feature you just don’t care for.
|YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT OUR VINTAGE PICNIC TIN DECOR HERE|
We added two shelves to cover-up both the thermostat and the doorbell.
Shelves were added just to the bottom of each item…as if they were resting on the shelf.
- Determine where you want your shelving.
- Attach brackets to the wall using a drill. These don’t have anything heavy on them so we didn’t really need to worry about finding a stud.
- Set shelves on to the brackets.
- Decorate as you like.
I just set the pictures in front of the doorbell and thermostat so they could be moved easily.
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Happy Hiller says
Nice! Great job!
Salvage Sister & Mister says