INSIDE: How to make fast, simple wall art to hide Nest thermostat. How to decorate around ugly wall thermostat.
Got a wall thermostat? In our case, we have a round, glowing Nest thermostat. And given how it just sits there, smack in the middle of a wall, it made decorating around it a challenge.
Then one day I was given an old, retro picture frame that I was determined would go somewhere, anywhere, in my house! Until I could figure out where, I placed it on an existing wall hook ironically around the Nest thermostat.
And that’s when the idea to create the world’s simplest – and fastest – wall art was born.
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How to Make Easy Wall Art to Hide Nest Thermostat
When in doubt, just add polka dots! So when your husband becomes obsessed with a Nest thermostat, we settled on this happy decorating compromise.
This idea can be just as easily replicated with a rectangular thermostat as well!
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Determine where the frame will sit around the Nest thermostat.
Cut the white art board to fit the inside of the wall frame, marking where the thermostat is.
Use a circle template, like a coffee mug, to make a series of circle shapes in pencil.
Once happy with the polka dotted layout, paint them with craft acrylic paints.
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Use an Exacto knife to cut out a circle where the Nest thermostat will be inserted into the art board.
This was a personal choice, but I added the birth dates of our family members within some of the circles. You know numbers on the Nest, numbers on the art.
Reinsert the art board into the wall frame. Gently push the Nest thermostat through the board.
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