Good Questions: How To Navigate the Box?

Good Questions: How To Navigate the Box?

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 5, 2006

Hello AT,

I have this great mirror that I've been meaning to hang in the hall, but there are a couple things holding me back. I need to hang it at approximately the same height as the circuit breaker panel. The mirror isn't wide enough to cover the panel and the panel isn't centered on the wall.

I'd like the result to accomplish two things: center the mirror on the wall and hide the panel completely from view. Obviously I can't permanently block access to the panel. This could also be a good opportunity to add color without paint (I'm a renter).

So - what to do?....

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I've thought about hanging fabric over the whole wall which would hide the panel, but there's still the issue of how to attach the mirror at the height I want. Lengthen the hanging wire?

I've also thought about getting a tall artist canvas and adding a cross brace to it. Then I could hang that on the wall higher and attach the mirror into the cross brace and avoid the circuit breaker entirely. On a small wall, would that look too broken up?

Any ideas? Thanks! KT

Dear KT,

This IS a tough one. We would keep it super simple and cover the box with a thin piece of either card paper or luon, which is painted the same color as the wall. This should be hinged or mounted with velcro.

Then simply hang your mirror where you would like it.

Anyone else???

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