Hiding a Circuit Box

Before & After

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One of the first things you see when you walk into our apartment is the ugly gray circuit box. Yes, it’s conveniently located for an emergency but it’s an unfortunate placement aesthetically - especially since it’s not centered on the wall. Solution: cover the box with a fabric panel!

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I needed to cover the box with something decorative that's also lightweight so that it could be easily removed. And since the box isn’t centered on the wall, I also needed a large (43” x 47”) piece to cover the entire space.

I stretched and stapled colorful fabric over canvas stretcher bars from the art supply store to create instant art. As it consists of only fabric and four stretcher bars, the piece is extremely lightweight and easy to remove. It also adds a burst of color to an otherwise small and dark entryway. This inexpensive yet large piece of “art” can easily be changed out in the future. In fact, I'm already on the lookout for the next fabric to use here.

For a tutorial on how to create a similar fabric panel, visit this link.

(Images: Jason Loper)

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