This is my thermostat. Not the prettiest part of my house. Yet, it is functional and not high on my list of things that need to be replaced in the near future. What's a girl to do? Of course, search Pinterest for thermostat beautification projects.
I came upon this idea and saved it to my Home Design pinboard. I figured that I would eventually find a frame I liked and give it a shot.
While rummaging through the shelves at TJ Maxx, I discovered this adorable green frame by Cynthia Rowley. The color was all wrong for the thermostat area, but worked well in my livingroom.
Luckily, I stumbled across this white version and knew it would be perfect for framing our thermostat. We just needed to tweak a few things to make it work.
*Note: The auto-focus was turned off on the camera, and I didn't realize it until after these pictures were taken. I apologize for them being a bit blurry.
First, husband took the X-Acto knife and cut off the back of the frame so there was nothing between the glass and the wall.
Next, I had to get the glass out of the frame, which happened to be glued in. A few light taps with a rubber mallet, and it came out in one piece (which is what I was hoping for). Then it was ready to be hung.
Here is the end result. It is a little tongue in cheek and makes me smile every time I walk by. One day the ugly thermostat will be replaced, but until then, it is like a lovely, ugly little piece of art.