I honestly don't know what gets into me, but I took a notion that my thermostat shouldn't be visible. I got an email offer for having photos printed on canvas and I got an idea. After looking through my photos, I uploaded one and got it back wrapped around a frame. Then I cut a hole in the styrofoam and backing to fit the thermostat with a utility knife, and sealed off the edges with black tape.
I attached hinges on the back of one side so that the frame can be swung out to access the thermostat.
I chose this photo I'd taken at a local park because the fall colors go well with the paint.
A silly project, yes. But let's face it - doesn't this look a lot nicer than white plastic?