Sometimes you’ve got to wonder what goes through the mind of a builder when they decide to place a thermostat right in the middle of a wall, creating a permanent “eye-sore” that’s impossible to avoid. This also goes for many of our utility buttons (you know the ones, with all those work and play-related smudge marks!). Alas, there is a solution to those decor blots, and the results are clever and flexible to your personal style and taste. Bookmark today’s DIY project for this weekend and enjoy your new found freedom from ugh!

Hidden ugh! button cover. DIY idea and image:

For complete how-to instructions, visit My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Here’s my take on this project that changed the entire feel of our living room:

Our solution to an awkwardly placed thermostat? Arwork! It’s easily lifted to change the temp. and the breathable canvas allows for an accurate reading.

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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