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Hide the fuse box

How to turn an ugly fuse box into a real eye-catcher
Author: J. B., München, Germany
Online since: 15/07/2008, Number of visits: 330572
Fuse boxes, while necessary, don’t look particularly attractive in any home. That’s why we would like to show you two ideas from our customers on how you can hide your fuse box with the help of magnets.
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Beautify a fuse box with picture frames

Browsing through the customer project pages of supermagnete.nl, I came up with my own little "application": Hiding the ugly fuse box in our flat with picture frames.
Using a few W-05-G and W-05-N magnets, which already hang on every other "magnetically enabled" surface in my home, I simply attached two correctly sized picture frames to the fuse box door made out of sheet metal.
The application is very simple, but I still wanted to tell you, because
  1. It makes it possible to hide those not so pretty fuse boxes (or similar)
  2. It is a way to hang pictures without the usual unavoidable sore thumb, bent nails, crooked pictures or holes in the wall and has the advantage of being completely removable
  3. Sometimes the easiest solutions just don’t come to mind
Anyway, per frame you attach seven times two of the small cubes (colour doesn't matter) to the metal hooks on the back of the frame. Then, you just let the pictures "click" onto the fuse box door.
In my case, I used picture frames with the dimensions 30 x 40 cm (approx. 700 g with the glass) and a 10 mm total height of the individual magnet towers is ideal, since the backing of the frame is usually a little bit recessed.
Also, the number and strength of the magnets are more than sufficient, but I wanted to be overly cautious since I have parquet floors beneath the pictures.
To change the pictures in the frames or to totally remove them, quickly pull them off the fuse box. This way, the magnets remain in their correct positions on the metal sheet, and you can easily reattach them again.
By the way: I have two maps from www.worldmapper.org hanging there, which depict the countries of the world, but not in their actual size/area, but weighted by their performance in a certain topic (in my case, on top is the distribution of HIV and below is the wealth measured by the GNP) ...

Fuse box cover with cork and magnetic sheet

Addition from our customer Eleanor Abernathy in Leipzig (Germany):

We like to use our fuse box to showcase our postcard collection. To transform the fuse box door into the perfect picture wall, we came up with the following solution: We took a piece of cork mat the size of the door and covered the back with self-adhesive magnetic sheet MS-A4-STIC. Thanks to the magnetic sheet, we can now simply attach the cork mat to the fuse box door.
We stick our postcards to the cork sheet with push pins. The result looks great – and best of all: the corkboard can be removed at any time without leaving any residue.

Please feel free to visit me on my craft blog .

More ideas

We, from the supermagnete team, have even more ideas on how you can beautify fuse boxes:

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