Probably a year ago, I spotted the cutest Pin somewhere out there on the internet. I wish I'd saved the link because the moment I saw it, I knew I wanted one of my own. The basic idea was to dress up an otherwise-atrocious thermostat by slapping a cute frame around it. My place seems to be filled with ugly boxes on the walls, so when I thought of a way to make them less terrible, I was definitely in!
I measured my thermostat. Sort of. I sort of measured it. And off to JoAnn's I went, armed with enthusiasm and a coupon.
I spent some time looking for a charming little frame but it wasn't until recently that I ran across something that was basically perfect at Michaels:
I think one of the reasons I was so unhappy with the little red frame is that I was never crazy about the color. It took me a very long time to decide what I wanted to do. I have to admit I was inspired by this post over at Young House Love - and how the bloggers came to the decision that blue was the thing! I was also looking for a color that was a real color, but that was not going to try to steal the show.
I decided to go with this bright navy, which is sort of an important background color in my living room,
I quick slapped on two coats of paint and one coat of polyurethane.
I did a little measuring, made two marks with my pencil, grabbed a hammer and a nail and it was all done!
And here's the wide shot: