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.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. Good idea and it does the trick!

  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.

  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

  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.

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

  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! ~

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

  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!

  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!


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

  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!

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

  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

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


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


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