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Disguising Electric Boxes

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Our electric boxes are near our sidewalk in the the corner of our front yard. I had seen various ideas online of how to disguise or hide outdoor eyesores like air conditioners.  I decided to try my own version by using materials that I already had on hand.  Here are our electric boxes looking out to the street:

Electric Boxes Before

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And here they are looking towards the yard.

Here are the boxes when I first put down white marble rock chips, and planted flowers. The flowers grew, as you can see in the pictures above.  But they didn’t grow tall enough to hide the electric boxes.

I decided to paint some of my leftover pickets from our old fence.   I attached them to some plastic edging that I already had.   I used a staple gun to staple the edging together in a circle.  Then I attached the pickets using, well– outdoor caulk.   At least I think that’s what I used.  Liquid Nails would probably have been a better choice, but I don’t think I had any of that….

I invented the circle thing because I figured if the cable or electric people needed to get to the boxes, they could just lift the whole contraption up and over the top.   (Later on, they did come without notifying us and completely removed the middle box when I wasn’t home– they didn’t know how easy it would have been to remove my disguise– so they tore some pickets off instead.  Grrr.)

But before that happened, I enjoyed my pretty fence with flowers and a sign or two.

Electrical Boxes AFTER!


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  1. Hey Liberty! Your adorable picket fence idea is my pick for Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday and will be featured tomorrow! Thank you for sharing and linking this awesome idea!

  2. Your picket fence disguise is one of my features this week at OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY, which goes live tonight, Sunday, at 5pm Central. Please stop by to see your feature and link up again.
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  3. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at https://www.marilynstreats.com on thursday morning to see your feature! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog to see your feature. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

  4. I love what you have done here, Liberty! You’ve really turned an eyesore into something very beautiful and meaningful! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a great week!

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