We love @Chelsey Boatwright Photography Boatwright Photography The Paper Mama's recent DIY project on Style Spotters! How-to: http://www.bhg.com/blogs/better-homes-and-gardens-style-blog/2013/01/10/diy-ify-hidden-alarm-panel/
I covered my thermostat with a box picture frame given to us as a Wedding gift. I used a simple 3-screw, swinging brass bracket to secure it to wall. Much cuter! PS It doesn't mess with the internal temp readings of our home, but I would be careful with this. A thermostat that produces some heat should probably not be covered.
Working on making this command center in my kitchen right now. Bought the mail holder today at Goodwill for $3.93 spray painted it black. Had an all white dry erase board I cover and spray painted the trim black. Already had a big wooden E I purchased at Goodwill a while back for $1.91. Have black frames already...just need the wire baskets and a big desk calender and we'll be set for business!
She hated this ugly eyesore on her wall. Her solution? Simple and GORGEOUS!