My Newest Wall Art: Decor with Function

Here’s a corner of my living room. The little “painting” on the wall is actually just a piece of cloth covering a thermostat. Here’s the story …

I have a wall-mounted electronic thermostat I’m not using. (I don’t use air-conditioning because I don’t like being shut in from nature; and I don’t use heat either, we don’t really need heat in my part of Florida.)

The electronic thingee is small but still not pretty, and I wanted to find a way to pretty it up rather than have to rip it out of the wall. (I plan to live the rest of my life in this house – but in case I ever do have to sell it, the central climate-control system is all intact, except the new owner would have to buy a new a/c compressor because I got rid of that large outdoor object to make room for a birdbath.)

So, I used the little thermostat box as a base for a “painting” — which I made by wrapping an old piece of silk (which I had been using as a paintbrush-wipe cloth) around the box and tying it with twine. I enjoy the effect! And I can change out the “painting” to a different one anytime!

Happy New Year everyone! I think 2020 is going to be a great year for eco consciousness and compassion.

#ZeroWasteInteriorDesign #ArtOfLowFootprintLiving

BTW I just now posted this same post on the Journey To Zero-Waste Facebook group, but I’ve added the teeniest bit of extra content here for you my dear readers. Love you and thanks for being here with me in the #GrassrootsGreenMobilization! “Our chief weapon is joy…joy and style…style and joy…. Our two weapons are joy and style…and ruthless energy-efficiency…. Our *three* weapons are joy, style, and ruthless energy-efficiency…and an almost fanatical devotion to the Goddess of Thrift…. Our *four*…no… *Amongst* our weapons…. Amongst our weaponry…are such elements as joy, style…. I’ll come in again.”

(And if you get that reference, I love you even more, and I have an extra special bonus New Year’s Eve prezzy for you. Here you go. You’re ever so welcome.)