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37 Ways To Disguise The Ugliest Parts Of Your Home

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2. Cover door dings and marks with chalkboard paint in the garage.

Learn about painting prep work and see the full garage makeover at The Gathered Home.

Get a 30-oz can of chalkboard paint from Amazon for $9.67.


10. Keep embarrassing beauty products anonymous with elegant, clear dispensers.

The stuff's effective, but visitors don't have to know the secrets behind your spotless skin and shiny tresses.

Get a four-pack of dispensers from Amazon for $19.99.

11. And transfer laundry cleaning products to pretty storage containers for a streamlined, minimalist-pleasing look.

Julie Blanner

Steal more clever organizing ideas for laundry rooms at Julie Blanner.

Get them from Amazon for $25.30 (four-piece set of large glass canisters), $5.40 (six-pack of cobalt-blue 1-oz eyedropper bottles).


15. Give your cat (or dog) some privacy and disguise the litter box with a nightstand/cathouse combo.

It's also good for storing books, tabletop items, and even towels!

Get it from Amazon for $78.99+. Available in white (left), espresso (right), and walnut.


17. Camouflage a smelly septic vent in the garden with a birdbath.

The plastic cover-up includes a replaceable carbon filter to control orders.

Get it from Amazon for $287.79. Available in faux finishes granite (shown), sandstone, and terra cotta.

19. Cover a hideous tile backsplash with paint for an update that doesn't require hiring a pro.


27. Fake a granite finish on a laminate countertop with a paint kit.


29. Block a utility panel from view with a pallet-ish cover that won't get you in hot water with your utility company.

Check your local utility company's requirements about reading the meter before you tackle this project. (Tasha's meter can be read through the panels and the cover-up is easily removed.) Get her building directions at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.


37. Mask dated shower doors by hanging curtains.

Nope, you can't use regular shower curtains. Invest in two long regular curtains (about 84") to fully mask the doors. See how to get the right effect at Maria Killam.

Get them from Amazon. $19.39 (decorative shower rod), $9.24+ (pair of 54" x 84" curtains).

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