How To: Mask the Other Eyesore in the Room – Speakers

How To: Mask the Other Eyesore in the Room – Speakers

Gregory Han
Aug 7, 2008

You've got a great set-up going in your apartment. An Eames Lounge Chair, a vintage couch and really cool prints that your artist friends have donated but you're still wondering how you're going to mask those miniature speakers.

Miniature speakers are great at being small but their dark hue sticks out like a bad IKEA rug. Our friends over at Camp Design Group came up with a pretty quick and easy solution--paint! Some items you'll want to pick up at the local hardware store are spray paint and a sponge brush.

First, you'll need to take the back off of your speaker. With a few simple twists of the wrist and a screwdriver, just take the speaker apart. When doing this, you'll remove the speaker housing so it remains paint free and still functioning when it's ready to be used.

Now comes the fun part--spray paint! Make sure you're in a well ventilated area (we're thinking outside). And to give your speaker ultimate shine and even texture, give it three light coats of spray paint with drying time in between. If your speaker doesn't dissassemble--no worries, you can still paint. Just use the sponge brush here and lightly dab the front part of the speaker (you can source the paint from a plastic plate or drop cloth where you can accumulate a small amount of paint from the spray can).

Be sure to let everything dry for at least 24 hours before assembling. Congrats--you've masked another eyesore in the apartment!

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-Beth

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