Help! Is There A Way to Camouflage This Heater?

A friend of ours just moved into a spandy new apartment with beautiful hardwood floors with high ceilings and gorgeous moulding...and an unsightly heating unit plopped unceremoniously in front of the beautiful fireplace in the living room. Seeing as though she and her mates are just renting the place, they feel they can't do anything major (i.e., replacing it, removing it, etc--they've even asked the landlord if there was anything to be done). Because it's the main source of heat throughout their apartment, they can't do much with it except live around it. But is there any way to make it less of an eyesore? Another pic after the jump...

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View of the heater from another angle...

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