Good Questions: How Do I Hide The Plug?

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Hello AT,

I recently moved into a new apartment. There is a huge plain wall in
the kitchen that needs some color. I'm not allowed to paint, so I
bought some fun, colorful artwork (that goes well with my bright
fiestaware).

Here's my problem...I have many oddly placed outlets in the middle of my walls. If I hang my paintings so the middles falls at 57" like I want to, the outlet annoyingly sticks out from the bottom of the painting...

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I tried some other combinations, but just don't like them as much. Any suggestions and/or advice?

Sorry about the photos...You have to use your imagination a little. I have yet to frame the paintings. And the magazine page is supposed to represent the clock that will be going there.

Thanks in advance for your advice! -Steph

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This is how I would like to hang the paintings and clock, but the
outlet is in the way.

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If I include the clock in the grouping and hang the group at 57", the
paintings seem too low.

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Another Solution B

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Here's the clock that will be going on the wall.

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Dear Steph,

This is a really frustrating one, and one we've dealt with before. While there is no perfect solution except moving the electrical box, we would vote for solution A and replacing the switch plate with a white one OR painting over it to match the wall.

In this situation your goal is to camouflage the plugs to blend in with the wall as much as possible. Do a good job and they really won't bother you so much.

Anyone else?

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