One of my favorite places in my new apartment is the breakfast nook. It’s just large enough to fit a table and two chairs, and is perfect for when I want to eat dinner around a table instead of at the kitchen bar. The only downfall is that the large lovely wall behind it has a ginormous circuit breaker that is very unsightly.
Since I live in a rental and my management company might need to come in and do repairs when I’m not around, I did not want to cover the breaker with a large image or bulletin board – at least for now. Instead, I’ll show you how to disguise a circuit breaker by transforming it into wall art with the help of gold washi tape!
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I’m using washi tape because it is cheap, removable, and comes in pretty colors! I’m clearly obsessed with gold, so that’s the color I chose for this design.
I’ve had these black and white prints from Chef Evelyn for a year now, after purchasing them at the Dallas Natural Hair Expo last year. You should go next weekend if you can! Anyway, I love that they are religious but subtle, and they work perfectly for a kitchen nook.
I applied the command strips to the back of the prints and hung them up on the wall as desired. I left a bit of space between them and the breaker, in case I want to go ahead later and add more personalization to the wall.
To “frame” the circuit breaker, I started by cutting two long and two medium strips of the washi tape. Unfortunately, the people who installed the breaker were not as meticulous to detail as I am, so it’s actually a bit crooked. I decided to line my tape up with the wall and not with the breaker, so it does look slightly off.
I then applied washi tape over the prints and the frame around the breaker to make some kind of design. I’m far from an artist, but I did try and get creative with the breaker, though I ended up removing about 10 strips of tape because it started to look like a 5th grade art project #notcute.
The final result is an inviting white & gold breakfast nook where I can eat, read, and be inspired!