How To Hide The Spider Door?

How To Hide The Spider Door?

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Tess Wilson
Sep 22, 2015

Q: Hi everyone! This is a bit unusual and if you don't like spiders you might not want to read on, My husband and I just moved into a new apartment. We love the apartment - lots of great light, it's on more than 100 acres and the landlord is great. There's just one problem: The spiders. Our apartment is actually attached to a barn with horses, and as you can imagine, barns have a lot of bugs. Our back door, which I now refer to as the "spider door", opens into the barn...

It was actually taped closed by the previous tenant. I didn't understand her use of masking tape until I went and looked at the other side. There are probably 100 spiders living on the other side (yikes!). I do NOT want them in my house. The tape stays! But, the combination of tape, door, and scary things stuck in tape is not visually appealing at all. I would love to cover or block the door, but I'm not sure what to use... none of our artwork is large enough to cover a door... Is there something else I can do to make this wall look interesting? I thought about maybe hanging a cool shower curtain or something but not sure that won't look totally tacky.

If it helps, the door is in a small hallway with the laundry, and we don't use it at all (we have three other doors). -Sent by Hazel

Editor: I think spiders are great but after getting countless huge spider bites on my legs in a previous apartment, I've had to amend my policy to spiders are great outside. Readers, how can Hazel both keep a spider-free home and avoid having the spider-proofing as part of the decor? How can they hide the spider door?

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