Operation: Electric Panel

Submitted by loniwolfe on Wed, 07/13/2011 - 10:43

It's an awful eye sore builder's always seem to put in the most obvious places even when there's an attached garage, or a basement, or even a large closet somewhere.

Solution: Build a frame out of 2x2's around the panel. Build a smaller frame out of trim (or whatever you like as a picture frame). Attach the smaller frame to the frame on the wall with self closing hinges (ok, maybe paint everything first, lol) and insert a photo or painting of your choice.

Unfortunately you can't do anything about placement, hello 1 inch from my countertop and cabinets (also preventing me from building more upper cabinets on that wall)
But, it's better than staring at that ugly gray box :)

Estimated Cost
Less than $20
Estimated Time Investment
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Type of Wood
cheap. lol
Finish Used
white gloss paint (same paint as the window trim) But you could stain it to really look like a picture haning on the wall
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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