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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Embellishing Life...

My husband officially thinks I'm crazy.
Last weekend he asked why I was painting this frame white:


 He was quite surprised when I told him it was to hang it here:


Here is the wall before:


And the wall now:


Since it has to be there, it might as well be decorated right?

= )

65 comments:

  1. Oh Lauren! I LOVE IT!!!! My husband would think I was crazy too. BUT, I'm gonna do it anyways =)
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    1. I painted my thermostat the same color as my wall so it blends in instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. This frame idea is very tacky looking.

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    2. Did no one ever teach you that if you have nothing nice to say you should say nothing at all? I think the frame looks great.!

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    3. I agree. It looks great. Why would you paint your therostat? Every time you change the wall color, you will have to repaint this too. Plus, think of the damage this could cause.

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    4. They also tell you not to paint your thermostat: it's not dangerous like painting your smoke alarm, but apparently it can make it inaccurate.

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    5. Awesome!! Why not showcase the thermostat? You could frame the garbage disposal switch, put a frame around the doorknobs, they're there too.
      Your husband is RIGHT

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  2. This is one of those total "why didn't I think of that?" ideas!! Love it!! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays going on now until noon. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by and link up!
    Melanie
    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/09/things-ive-done-thursday-new.html

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  3. So darling, love the frame! Perfect way to make sure everything belongs! Thanks for sharing at TT and J!
    Nat :)
    doodlecraft.blogspot

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  4. I love this! Such a great idea. I'd love if you'd share it at my blog hop this weekend.Hope you can join in!

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  5. LOVE this!!! Going off to find a frame.....

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  6. I am soooo doing this!!!Cute! :)

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  7. I found your link over at Funky Junk. I had to come over here and let you know how clever I find this idea! I think I will have to let my hubby think I'm crazy too cuz I plan on doing this myself! And how cute would it be to do something like this around a plain light switch??? (if you could find one the right size)

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  8. Love it! It's the details that matter!

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  9. I don't think you're crazy! I've been trying to think of an idea to spruce up the thermostat and the doorbell box. Thanks for the ideas!

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  10. That is such a great idea! I love the frame - and it fits so perfectly around the thermostat! I have a thermostat in such an awkward spot in the middle of my wall- this is such a great idea! Maybe I could make a collage around it with this idea!

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  11. Wow! Simple. Gonna have to dress up mine now.

    Also, I would like to personally invite you to our new Rockin’ link party every Friday at RoCa and Company. Come and show off this coming Friday. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @
    RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  12. this is an awesome idea! so creative. I hate how that thermostat stands out like a sore thumb. you really made it pretty which is hard to do.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  13. I don't even know why, but I LOVE this & totally want to go do it myself now....

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this idea and can't imagine why nobody has thought of it before -- thanks!!

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  15. I love this idea! Unfortunately, my thermostat is about three further into the wall next to a picture I hung. Ugh, what were the builder thinking!?

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  16. I absolutely love this! Plan to measure mine as soon as I get home from work today! Not even going to tell my hubby and kiddos...will see how long it takes them to notice ;)

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  18. This idea is divine! Did you *happen* to snag that frame at a known store?

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    1. Sorry! It was a garage sale find I've had for awhile. I've seen similar ones at Homegoods?

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  19. I LOVE this idea! I'm going to do this one! What size frame is that??

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    1. I believe it's a 5x7 as the 4x6 was just a little too small.

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    2. I would need a 8X 10 frame and it would look way too big! To be exact I would need a 5X8 to make it work and they don't make those.....any ideas?

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  20. Please let us know where you found your frame....I HAVE to do this too! Such a wonderful idea.

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  21. I actually found the frame at a garage sale... sorry! I believe it's a 5x7, because the 4x6 was just a little too small. Measure your thermostat to find out what size you need and I'm sure you can find something similar!

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  22. I found a very similar frame at Ross and i bought the 5x7 and its just like in the picture, perfect size.

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  23. I have this hideous thermostat almost in the middle of one of the longer walls in my living room. I have had a time trying to do a wall arrangement on that wall. This is a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing it...

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  24. Wow Lauren. I loved this idea so much, I tried it myself. Here is the post with pictures. http://love2decorate.blogspot.com/2011/11/boring-thermostat-or-pretty-thermostat.html

    I love the way you displayed pictures closer to the thermostat and have a piece of furniture, so everything looks like it belongs there. Mine on the other hand is between 2 doors and off centered. I am looking for ways to make it better. Any ideas?

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  25. How did you mount it to the wall?

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    1. I used the 3M tape strips (that come with the command hooks). My frams is fairly lightweight so 2 did the trick and they won't damage the wall when my husband gets sick of it! :)

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  26. I have the same question as Krystal... I have a similar frame, but it has no way to mount... suggestions? Thanks.

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    1. I used the 3M tape strips (that come with the command hooks). My frame is fairly lightweight so 2 did the trick and they won't damage the wall when my husband gets sick of it! :)

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  27. I just found this on Pinterest, and I LOVE the idea. . . I'm scouting for a frame the next time I hit up my favorite secondhand store. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Krystal and Stacey: I used 3M Mounting strips (similar to the ones you mount the 3M hooks with). They hold well and are easy to remove from the wall without damage!

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  29. Im so doing this....today!! LOVE IT!

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  30. I recently got a new thermostat which happens to be smaller than the old, so ugly holes are in my wall an very noticeable. This is the perfect solution!!

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  31. btw i was in folsom over new year's had so much fun!!

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  32. We once did a wall arangement around a thermostat by placing an open-back canvas print over the thermostat. I just hung the canvas on a couple of nails but you could attach it to a small wooden piece via piano hinge. Just lift and voila!

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  33. We once did a wall arangement around a thermostat by placing an open-back canvas print over the thermostat. I just hung the canvas on a couple of nails but you could attach it to a small wooden piece via piano hinge. Just lift and voila!

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  34. Oh, Lauren, I loved this the second I saw it. I found this link through a pin on pinterest. I immediately had to copy you. Here's my version:
    http://lifewithlou.blogspot.com/2012/01/copycat.html Thanks!

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  35. Love this idea - and I can't wait until I find the perfect frame to try it myself! So glad I found this on Pinterest.

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  36. Looking for the perfect frame to do the same. How inventive you are. Thanks!

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  37. LOVE this!! I just found one that looks VERY similar! Heading to Hobby Lobby to get it this weekend. You can also buy it online...
    http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=173721&F_All=Y

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  39. Super cute idea. But maybe try a prettier thermostat (www.nest.com)? :)

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  40. How do you hang this? I tried some of that Nu Glu but it gradually slid down the wall. Hubby does not want me to damage the wall, but a small nail wouldn't hurt much.

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    1. I used the 3M tape strips (that come with the command hooks). My frame is fairly lightweight but I know they make different strengths. Two did the trick and they won't damage the wall when my husband gets sick of it! :)

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    2. I agree with a lot of what you're saying here, I often use the Double 3M tape to attach something heavy.

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  41. where did you buy the frame?!

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  42. I placed lots of small frame pictures around my thermostat so that it would blend in, but i didn't think of framing the thermostat itself! Great idea!

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  43. I took your idea and used it at work. I work in a secured area so I have an ugly green "DOOR OPEN" button at my desk to to allow employees access to my area. I found a frame from the doller store and did the same thing. Very cute and dresses up the tacky button.

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  44. Great idea! So doing this!

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  45. Did it today - love it!! Grabbed an old frame hanging around the house...

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  46. I just found this idea and I think it's very cool and eclectic. I am definitely going to borrow it. NOT tacky at all!!!

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  47. Where did you find such a cute frame? I love this idea!

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  48. This is not crazy. I definitely love it and I want it to frame an area where I put keys on the wall.

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