Thursday, June 01, 2006

Disguising The Electrical Panel

I can't take credit for this idea. Southern Living published instructions just when we noticed the ugly electrical panel in the middle of our first kitchen. However, it became such a pretty (and useful) solution for a common eyesore. First we salvaged a bulletin board from a college student's trash pile. The board was several inches bigger than the electrical panel. Then my husband hinged the left side of the frame to the wall, allowing quick access to the panel behind the board. I covered the board in fabric and layered a second framed print over the coordinating toile. (Can you believe a church yard sale priced this French hen only ten cents?) Gingham ribbon suspends it from a cup hook in the top frame.

For some lovely ideas about hanging prints with ribbon, see today's Sparrow's Nest.
(If you're wondering why only half the bulletin board is visible, it's because I cropped this from an archived photo.)


Anonymous said...

Interesting idea! You might want to check your link for Sparrow's Nest - I don't think you're linking to the blog you want!

Meredith said...

Yes, thanks, I fixed it!