||Tiki Style Thermostat
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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......
Joined: Oct 10, 2005
From: deep in the jungle of san antonio, texas
|Posted: 2006-12-15 10:17 am  Permalink|
ingenious! very clever way to make an eyesore fit in with your style.
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2006-12-15 10:23 am  Permalink|
Cool! Thanks for sharing!
Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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.
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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!
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Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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!