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Heather of mommy blog, The Third Boob, decorated a wall with a canvas-mounted photo of her child, both as an affectionate symbol of her love of her wee one, and also to hide an unsightly alarm panel better hidden away...

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Not only does it hide the ugly alarm panel from friends and family, but also from strangers. Simply attach two flat hinges first to the canvas (ordered at Canvas On Demand with uploaded photo from our collection) and then to the wall. I just picked the hinges up at Home Depot for cheap,

This is a great idea, not only eliminating a visual wall wart, but also adding a bit of personalized and decorative imagery with very little elbow grease.

If you're looking for additional ideas for hiding home security elements in and around the house, be sure to check out our past posts focusing on the art of home security subterfuge:

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How to Hide a Security Camera Under a Light Switch

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Amazing Stealth Owl Security Cam Project


(Images: The Third Boob; Joel Pirela; Peter Treadway)