After reading this inspirational post at Living with Lindsay, I decided to cover my eyesore...the breaker box RIGHT outside of our bedroom. Seriously builders...you couldn't put it in the closet?
I measured the size of the breaker box and headed to my local thrift store for an appropriatly sized frame. Found this one- a little spendy for my blood at $9.99, but I figured it was a nice sturdy frame complete with glass...and maybe my mom would like the original picture so I snatched it up. Here are the simple steps I took to transform this baby:
Step one: Removed the glass and backing. Cleaned the glass and set it inside.
Step two: Spray painted it black- two coats.
Step three: When spray paint was dry (read back of can for drying time) I covered it with a light polyurethane coat to make it extra shiny.
Step four: Found my 2008 Italy calendar and cut a month out. Taped it to the back of the previous picture's mat and closed off the frame.
No more eyesore!