I hung a plant on my wall, y’all.
Okay, let me back up. I have a good reason.
Behind that plant and poster is a huge eye sore – the thermostat and carbon monoxide detector for the second level of the house. Granted, they are vital to our home, but their big whiteness on my wall just stared at me every day. Taunting me. Laughing at me. Saying, “You can’t get me. Nah nah nah nah boo boo.”
Oh, thermostat and carbon monoxide detector. You have met your match.
I knew that I couldn’t do anything too crazy to them. They both need a good amount of airflow around them to do their jobs properly. So, anything I used had to stand away from the wall. I considered a piece of furniture, but the hallway is only 36 inches wide which didn’t leave enough space. So, it had to be something that hung on the wall…and I came up with a plan.
I ran to Ikea (which is 15 minutes from my house – jealous?) and grabbed a few things to see what would I could work into my evil plan. I first picked up a Dignitet curtain wire to string across the wall and a set of Riktig hooks (don’t you love Ikea product names?) to hang some things from the wire.
Then, I found a poster that I liked. I cut it down to a smaller size and mounted it to a piece of foam core like I did my glittered vintage travel poster. I also hung a Riskorn hanging planter holding one of my favorite plants to neglect. I added a white garden gnome plant pick I bought at Target last year and a disco ball on a piece of twine that my friend Nester sent to me.
And y’all. I am SO happy that I did this. Now when I look at that wall, I only see fun things that make me smile. No more hideous thermostat and carbon monoxide detectors in sight. And the cool thing is that they still have plenty of room for airflow.
Oh, and for those of you who like to see “real” pictures on blogs, check out all the Legos and puzzles and books on the floor in the playroom. Real people with real kids live here.
If you are looking for other ways to hide a thermostat, try checking out these pins:
- Blend it into a gallery wall
- Put a shelf underneath it and lean a framed photo over it
- Hide it behind a screen or a set of old doors
If you have dark walls, does your thermostat bother you? Does it taunt you like mine did to me?
P.S. Did you notice that my yellow wall is green now?