Did you catch my disguised light switch last week? Well, now I’m working on another project that has me dealing with more poorly placed switches and outlets. Le sigh. So I’ve been searching around for some more ideas for creatively working around them.
Here are a few of my favorites…
The Nester hid one behind a piece of artwork. I like how she attached it to a nail so that boy and man-hands won’t knock it down when they use the switch.
Kristen is some sort of genius and hid her garage door opener with a picture frame, some scrap wood and a crystal knob. I’m thinking there’s some way to modify this for little used switches.
There are a million versions of painted and decoupaged switch plates, but I love this one featured on Design Sponge because it’s funky and orange.
Here’s the space that I’m wrestling with right now. It’s a big empty wall in my foyer. I’m trying to figure out how to hang some hooks and things, so that our guests have a place to hang their coats. A few pieces of artwork would be cool too.
I can’t mess with the box waaaaay up by the ceiling since it’s a part of the security system and shoots out laser light beams that protect me from psycho-killers. The 4-bay switch isn’t so much poorly placed as it is annoying. I don’t even know what one of the switches does! Hubby thinks it launches the space shuttle. That other box above the switches is the communication link with the security system people. It’s how they talk to me in a mildly annoyed voice when we accidentally set off the alarm each week. It can be covered up.
Who has some good ideas? What would you do?