Find out how to cover up that unsightly AC wall unit of yours with a DIY fabric-wrapped cornice board.

Find out how to cover up that unsightly AC wall unit of yours with a DIY fabric-wrapped cornice board.

Hide your ugly AC wall unit during the non-summer months :) Turn it into a "shadowbox" of sorts.

Hide your ugly AC wall unit during the non-summer months :) Turn it into a "shadowbox" of sorts.

Mara's condo has a necessary but unsightly feature smack dab in the middle of the living room: a wall-mounted air conditioner. She desperately wanted to disguise the yellowed AC unit so it was still accessible and functional, but infinitely better looking. After giving her IKEA BILLY bookcase a discriminating look, she reckoned it was tall and wide enough to fit nicely around the eyesore. Let the hack commence!

Mara's condo has a necessary but unsightly feature smack dab in the middle of the living room: a wall-mounted air conditioner. She desperately wanted to disguise the yellowed AC unit so it was still accessible and functional, but infinitely better looking. After giving her IKEA BILLY bookcase a discriminating look, she reckoned it was tall and wide enough to fit nicely around the eyesore. Let the hack commence!

Hide An ugly AC Wall Unit  Just install a little shelf and chalkboard over it! (make sure not to block the airflow though)

Hide An ugly AC Wall Unit Just install a little shelf and chalkboard over it! (make sure not to block the airflow though)

Rangemaster Toledo 110 in gunmetal with the matching hood. Tiles from Topps Tiles "chic" range. Apparently they are exactly the same as some at Fired Earth. Come in shades of grey/white in crackled glaze. The one we thought we ordered was bright white "Chic Blanco" but alas....they were up before I could correct the error. Nice enough though.

Rangemaster Toledo 110 in gunmetal with the matching hood. Tiles from Topps Tiles "chic" range. Apparently they are exactly the same as some at Fired Earth. Come in shades of grey/white in crackled glaze. The one we thought we ordered was bright white "Chic Blanco" but alas....they were up before I could correct the error. Nice enough though.

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