January 31, 2008

Why?



Why would anyone put an electrical panel box in the dining room?
I haven't figured out how to hide this yet. It's off-center, so I'm going to need something at least 30" wide and 40" high.
Any suggestions?
I'm thinking about a kilim (Kilims are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs.)

17 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I have one behind my bedroom door. We covered it with a large colorful mirror from Pier1. Took some rigging because the panel isn't flush. Hopefully we don't need access to it all that often. Maybe a nice art quilt or small kilim with a headrail would work too?

nichole said...

I have a suggestion! I just bought large blank canvases and fabric that I loved. All you do is staple the fabric nice and tight over the canvas and you have lovely artwork! I have pictures of the smaller version on my blog..... Hope this helps!

High Desert Diva said...

My #1 idea so far is a small kilim....I like the idea of something soft, rather than something framed....

jewelstreet said...

You could put a picture there or maybe make a little door for it painted the same color as the wall.

lol. They have a big panel in our daughter's room to get to pipes in the wall, and we have no water cut off valves in the whole house. I feel your pain.

theVintageZoo said...

i vote for the kilim as well. i think that would work perfect there!!

Nadya said...

That IS rather odd! Hmmm put a painting over it :D But in case you DO need to use it, it needs to be easily removable... umm.. I second that idea with the canvas and fabric, but perhaps use a canvas material as a backdrop for the fabric, but not painting canvas (no wood frame)? Make it into a tapestry or wall hanging of sorts - so if the lights go off and you need to flip a switch, you can flip up the canvas easily instead of struggling to move it?

And um, what's a kilim? I am un-enlightened! Enlighten me please! :) It's a new word to me..

Auntie Joy said...

I also need enlightened 'kilim'??? please hurry I might need one..or maybe I already have one and didn't know it...Do you use those doors too go out?? I was going to say BIG mirror or a few smaller ones but... it could work until you find just that right kilim..
JOY!

Auntie Joy said...

p.s. see you Saturday and by the way it is Braeda for sure!!
JOY!

Auntie Joy said...

p.s. see you Saturday and by the way it is Braeda for sure!!
JOY!

High Desert Diva said...

Joy & Nadya
a kilim is a rug, to put it simply
think old, persian, cool, tribal
along those lines


and thanks Joy....Iris=Braeda....mystery solved!

knitsteel said...

For that location, I'd cover it up with some fiber art - either a long narrow weaving or a custom quilt piece. Fiber art would be easy to move aside, without taking it down, when you actually need to reach the box.

ryc- Yes! I did demo in Canada over 8 years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child. I was at the Flagstaff conference. I had my 2nd child on the Thursday of the Wisconsin conference, so I didn't attend at all, even though my hubby was the conference chairman.

knitsteel said...

Oh yes, a kilim would be good!

tatsuko said...

learned something new today - kilim!... I love the doors off your dining room, must make it nice and bright!

Cicada Studio said...

I've found good prices on small kilims on ebay- but IKEA has some good ones, too if you're looking for a really inexpensive fix.

I *heart* kilims!

High Desert Diva said...

Michelle...I've been looking on ebay...I'll look again....I'd prefer something old
also came across some salt bags which are pretty cool, but all too small (so far)
searching.....

DancingMooney said...

You could always hang a piece of framed artwork over the top that is big enough to center on the wall, and cover the panel?
Good luck hun.
;)

blueboygifts said...

GREAT idea for the panel. I have the same problem. Maybe I can find a nice little something that I like to cover it.
your remodel is coming along very nicely!(jealous here)