Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hidden in Plain Sight

Well I have had this thorn in my side for to long now, What I'm talking about is ... well ... can you see it? Its hiding in plain sight. I couldn't get rid of it and I couldn't cover it up. So i hid it in plain sight , a sort of camouflage if you will.
See it now? Hopefully the ironwork is distracting enough that if you don't notice it right away.
Yes I'm talking about the eyesore of a thermostat.
I know you can still see it ... and that its not fooling anyone ... but for some reason , It just makes me happier this way. And that's what its all about ...right? 
So for now distraction is the key  (pun intended) :)



have a great weekend and thanks for stopping in.
Francine
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My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
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17 comments:

  1. Good idea and it does the trick!

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  2. Francine, you are brilliant. It really works. That makes me think of an eyesore I have. I've never even considered trying to distract from mine. After a long time I get oblivious to things I don't like. But maybe I could work out an "in plain sight distraction" for mine too. You've got me thinking.
    Thanks,
    Liz

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  3. It works! I truly didn't see it until you pointed it out.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! New follower here too, love your style!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  4. Hi Francine, thanks for your great comment about my little junk table that I fixed up. I love your idea because at first I was going to collage the tray top with retro images. I like mid century ads and such, but then I decided to live with it all aqua for a while, but your idea of placing things under glass would mean I could change it up or if I didn't like the placement, it wouldn't have to be permanent. Good idea. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave me your thoughts. I appreciate it.
    Liz

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  5. Really clever. I did not see it until you mentioned it. So the KEY solved the problem.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. That is pretty darn clever, I admire your creativity and imagination. At first I didn't see the thermostat and after looking pretty closely at your picture, I saw what you were talking about. I had one of these in my last house and as you entered my foyer, it was the first thing you saw. I hated it! UGH. Fantastic idea! ~

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  7. What a creative camouflage! If you hadn't pointed it out....I would never had found it!
    You are so imaginative!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn ;)

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  8. Very ingenious! I have often wondered if anyone makes thermostat covers in wood or some material other than the crappy beige plastic that mine is made of. Covering it up is
    a good fix!

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  9. You are BRILLIANT! I didn't see it! I didn't see it until I got to the close-up picture and semi-studied the picture! Wow, how clever! This really does look great..makes me wish I had a thermostat like that! I really does look great!

    http://propheticwings.blogspot.com/

    Kendra

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  10. What a clever girl! :) Distraction is the key, indeed! It looks great.
    -Revi

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  11. That really worked, I didn't notice it until you pointed it out. I'm trying to come up with something to hide mine. I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for visiting me!

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  12. Excellent idea! I didn't notice it at first. Happy 4th.

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  13. lol. Great idea and pretty key. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again next week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. What a clever way to hide your thermostat. Didn't even see it...


    Jody

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  15. I love this idea!!! You would never know it was there. Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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