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    Any ideas on what i could do with these eyesores?

    I have these two horrible service boxes outside the house, they are there for ducting for fibre etc,

    i hate the white plastic box vibe, can anyone think of anything i could do to replace them or improve the aesthetic (was thinking of painting them black with plastidip maybe?)




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    Grand Master WORKSIMON's Avatar
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    Get a photo of the bricks and get a vinyl that you can wrap them in and make them invisible !
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    Whitewash the wall

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    I confess I just want to paint an eye on each of them

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    Buy yourself a decent bottle of Scotch.
    Drink half.
    Then they won't appear half as bad.
    Honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Buy yourself a decent bottle of Scotch.
    Drink half.
    Then they won't appear half as bad.
    Honest.
    Or maybe you'll see 4?

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    Get some frog tape, run it inline with the brickwork and then spray it the colour of the bricks. Remove the tape and fill in where the tape was a colour of the cement.

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    Baton over and clad the whole wall with cedar

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    Put a shrub in a tub in front ot them.

    (The fact neither is level is affecting my OCD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Put a shrub in a tub in front ot them.

    (The fact neither is level is affecting my OCD).

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    thats the other thing, im constantly repositioning them as they arent fitted all that well.

    its part of the drive way so that wont really work,

    some sort of cladding may, but they would need to be accessible in the future...

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    Like Rod suggests, paint them Terracotta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Get some frog tape, run it inline with the brickwork and then spray it the colour of the bricks. Remove the tape and fill in where the tape was a colour of the cement.

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    Yeh .....just paint them if it bothers you.

    They wouldn't bother me .......they are what they are , service hatches and no different really to the bigger gas box housed next to them


    But please do straighten them up !

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    If it bothers you I would paint them terracotta. If it really bothers you then paint them terracotta and get artistic by painting cement mortar joints too - it will be so disguised that the utilities guy won’t even know where they are!


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    Make some nice wooden doors on hinges?


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    Nice wooden planter above them with trailing plants?

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    Two homes for midgets?

    Strips of streaky bacon hanging from a curtain rail?

    Vertical blinds?
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    Paint them brown, conker brown. In two weeks' time you won't notice them.

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    Move house it's the only way... next time don't let stevie wonder do the levelling.

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    Any ideas on what i could do with these eyesores?

    Get rid of them and stand a garden gnome in each of the kids/openings.

    The fact that they are not level with each would annoy me more than their appearance

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    They are part of the history of the house and they should be protected for future generations to admire.

    Leave them alone.

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    They would bug the hell out of me too.
    They would look much better in a metal powder coated panel and frame but you’d probably need to get them custom made
    And I would change the colour. Terracotta or dark brown would both work but I would go for a dark grey

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    Just blow the wall up.

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    Blow the house up and leave the wall.

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    Glory holes for dwarfs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Blow the house up and leave the wall.
    And then what would you do with the service boxes?

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    Couldn't you just knock through, brick up your side and use the covers on the other side ?

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    We had the same next to our Front door (just one box), so I bought some wood effect Vinyl and wrapped the door, then used a wood effect paint to do the frame. Worked out rather well.

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    Move house?

    Do I win?


    (alternatively, I like the painting them terracotta idea).

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    Vinyl wrap
    Was thinking prison cell look with desperate prisoners holding the bars
    Or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet View Post
    They would bug the hell out of me too.
    They would look much better in a metal powder coated panel and frame but you’d probably need to get them custom made
    And I would change the colour. Terracotta or dark brown would both work but I would go for a dark grey
    that would probably be my preferred option no one wants to make them though!

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    Poo through the service boxes?

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    Obviously the answer is to buy an MX-5, and park it in front of them...?

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    Have you considered masturbation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Have you considered masturbation ?
    today or as a solution to this?

    in either case the answer is always yes.

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    Metal frame filled with matching bricks, some kind of hook holes in case of access required, much like they do on block drives over manholes?

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    I used to work for RMC Mortars. The company used to provide slip panels to customers. Basically a backing material with the faces of bricks applied to it and the joints filled with the customers mortar of choice. Usually several different panels to show how the same brickwork could look so different with different mortar shades. Could you get hold of some of the same type of brick?

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