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An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Cover an Electric Fuse Box


Does anyone else have an electric fuse box in an odd place at their home?

Our fuse box is in the hallway and is visible from the kitchen, dining room, and entrance. Major eyesore.
For the past year I have been trying to figure out how to cover the box up while still keeping it easily accessible (my husband’s only request). I came up with an inexpensive solution!

Here’s What I Did:

1. I bought 2 foam poster boards from Dollar Tree and taped them together using packaging tape.
2. Next, I stapled some scrap fabric to the boards. This fabric was left over from a previous project. It has a similar look to burlap, but much smoother, and it was cheaper than burlap because I found it on clearance at JoAnn’s Fabric Store.

3. Then I shopped my house to decorate the boards. My coffee filter wreath seemed to be just right for the top. So I attached it with a string of twine and some hot glue. By the way, you may want to check out how I created a wreath for free out of plastic grocery bags!

4. I also wrapped twine around the bottom section in a criss-cross pattern with a third section of twine through the “x”. For now leaves are decorating the bottom section, but it will be fun to change them out at Christmas with berries or greenery.

5. To hold the poster board to the fuse box, I hot glued magnets to the back. It works great!




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      Thanks, Whitney! I enjoyed putting the video together. I'm looking forward to joining you for Vlogtober!

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    I love this idea! All of our fuses are outside I think. At least i've never seen a fusebox in our house or they're hidden cleverly. But this is such a cheap way to hide something that's necessary to the house but ugly to your eyes.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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      That is good that yours are "hidden." In our last house the fuse box was behind a door that hardly ever got closed, so I didn't give it a second thought, but this one had to be dealt with. 🙂

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    No ugly "before" picture of the exposed fuse box? Oh well, the finished product looks great. Much better than a fuse box staring at you in the face!

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    Great idea, it looks incredible, I would never have realized that there was anything behind the canvas. And I love the coffee filter wreath! I love creative solutions like this. Great job!

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      Thank you, Nikki! I'm glad it doesn't look like there is a fuse box behind the cover. It took me awhile to figure out how to cover it up, but I am happy with the outcome.

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