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Tiki Style Thermostat
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2006-12-15 09:02 am   Permalink

Here's a simple upgrade. Robertshaw makes this inexpensive digital thermostat that you can add your own detail to. It has a clear outer cover that you dont have to use. They recommend either painting the inside of the cover the color of your walls or cut out a piece of wallpaper.

I just printed out a tapa pattern on paper and......

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Joined: Oct 10, 2005
Posts: 116
From: Palm Springs, CA
Posted: 2006-12-15 10:17 am   Permalink

ingenious! very clever way to make an eyesore fit in with your style.

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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 1301
From: BA Arg
Posted: 2006-12-15 10:23 am   Permalink

Cool! Thanks for sharing!

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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-12-15 8:00 pm   Permalink

Bongofury, nice! Another thing I've found adds some camo to the suburban jungle is painting heating vents brown or another color to match your matting/bamboo etc. Too many times I've seen a brilliant facsimile of paradise given away by the white metal vent in the wall or floor.

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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2094
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-12-15 11:38 pm   Permalink

BONGO! you got's one detail honed eye, bro. I be that modern thermo fits right into your retro paradise!

OMG! I'm on Instagram!

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Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 9
From: Santa Cruz
Posted: 2006-12-22 10:41 am   Permalink

I like that idea. I'm not sure I would have ever thought of that!

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