ON her blog, Melissa of the inspired room asks to show examples of concealing flaws or unsightly spots in our houses. I had no trouble finding examples in mine, beginning with the spot at which I am writing this entry.
How to deal with the eyesore created by the tangle of outlets, plugs and cords of my computer system and its peripherals?
This solution isn't perfect but at least they are out of sight:
My laundry station is tucked away behind three doors, and though the ironing board is a normal implement there, still it lacks appeal. It's also where I keep my long arm grabber and a tub on the floor with clean rags:
Adding a curtain, dresses up the the wall and keeps all these necessary tools of the trade handy and hidden.
The worst for last. In the family room, this A/C unit screams 1960 yet on the few days each summer when the temperature rises above 90 in the NW, I close the doors and it creates a oasis of coolness in the house so we gladly overlook its lack of elegance.
When it's cooler, this light weight wooden case, painted the same color as the wall, seems a little strange perhaps but way better than what it hides:
YOUR turn. Melissa wants to know your concealed secrets,too!