I spent the rest of the week recovering.
But by the weekend, I jumped back into it and completed my project! Success!! I originally got the idea on pinterest somewhere. What we basically did was buy some trim at Lowe's that looked like what you'd use for a picture frame (you could use whatever suited your tastes, obviously), cut it to size and pieced it together, painted it to match the decor, and I hot glued some wonderful stuff I found at Hobby Lobby to the back....
What I was left with was a genius, if I do say so myself, way to hide the dreaded breaker box!!!!
Currently, I have it hanging up with command strips. But I'm planning on changing that out shortly. Because while I can still get it down when necessary, it would be much easier if I used some adhesive backed magnets. I started to buy some, but couldn't justify the cost and then later realized, they weren't much more than the command strips I bought. So I might as well do it with the magnets because it would make taking it down MUCH easier.
And I wanted to add this for comparison purposes..but I went looking through my old files and found a picture when I had painted my laundry room the FIRST time..in orange. I gotta say..what a difference!!
But isn't the breaker box cover neat?? My mom saw it and was very impressed. I think she's wanting one for hers now. Look out dad..looks like a project is comin' your way!