Homeowners face different decorating issues than apartment dwellers might. One example: living with grossly unattractive things like garage door opener boxes. Just because they have to be functional, doesn't mean they can't also look good. Want to see how this homeowner took an eyesore and made it into a focal point? In this home, the garage door opener is in a transitional area that already has several unattractive items around it. In an effort to start jazzing up the place, Kristin went to work.
Starting with an inexpensive garage sale frame and beefing it up a little with some wood on the backside, she quickly built a dimensional house of sorts for the opener to hide in. One hinge and a knob later and she had a door that covered the panel completely. It's the first step to beautifying a space that doesn't ever really receive any decor touches but is used daily by many families.
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