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need help with my wall
tantetus
December 14, 2012 in Design Dilemma
This air-condition unit is an eyesore; but it's still working well and I can't afford buying a new one.. I need help with this wall; how do you camouflage it? I'd like to paint the wall in matt orange, make it into a feature wall. But it may net be a good idea.Please help
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creeser
Why not paint the wall the orange you like than use a series of dark shelves ...as in the photo attached ... to help the unit blend in more.
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6 Likes   December 14, 2012 at 4:23AM
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PRO
Baltimore Architectural Detail LLC
Perhaps you could build a simple baffle in front of it, you can use the baffle to help direct the air if you like and it will also help to queit it a bit. In this image, we used a baffle to hide a series of plumbing connections we had no choice about dropping below finished ceiling. The effect was both artful and attractive.
2 Likes   December 14, 2012 at 4:29AM
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Baltimore Architectural Detail LLC
And we put very cool lighting above the baffle also :)
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 4:30AM
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charleee
Creeser nailed it, I think that's the perfect solution....olldbobbi
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 5:00AM
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PRO
Gabberts Design Studio
Love Creesers idea! Perfect way to hide it
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 5:01AM
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tantetus
Thank you guys. I love both ideas very much, but I may have to opt with the floating shelves as they maybe cheaper and easier to install. Thanks again
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Baltimore Architectural Detail LLC
always glad a homemowner looks to pros for help, I think the shelves are a great idea also.
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 6:23AM
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creeser
Baltimore, I'm no pro. Just an old lady that loves design. :)
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 6:29AM
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PRO
Welcome Home designs
I agree with the floating shelves - perfect solution. Make sure you hide the cord though - you can buy strips to place over the cords at most hardware stores. I would suggest making the adjacent wall your accent wall. That way your eye will automatically go to that wall instead of to the air conditioner. Happy decorating!
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Margaret Phillips
Creasers idea is inspired. There is a cover for the electric line, long straight line and you can paint it. You can get it at any hardware store. I'm not sure what they call it.
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nasmijati
Floating shelves with conduit for the electrical cord would seem to be the easiest solution.

One can buy conduit at Home Depot. I have attached a few photos showing different kinds for interior use.
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nasmijati
Sorry, unable to transfer photo.
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Interiors International, Inc.
If you could combine the baffles and the floating shelves that would be the best of both and complete the entire wall.
1 Like   December 14, 2012 at 2:29PM
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