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Hiding under the Wrong Direction - Κρύβεται Κάτω από τη Λάθος Κατεύθυνση 

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The kids started school.  And I am still trying to finish that bedroom. Todays project has to do with a spare heater that we keep in the room for those extra cold evenings. 

Ελπίζω όλοι να είχατε ένα υπέροχο Σαββατοκύριακο. Τα παιδιά ξεκίνησαν το σχολείο. Και εγώ ακόμα προσπαθώ να τελειώσω αυτό το υπνοδωμάτιο.  Το σημερινό μου έργου έχει να κάνει με ένα ηλεκτρικό καλοριφέρ που κρατάμε στο δωμάτιο για τα κρύα βράδια.
  heater,  Hiding under the wrong direction
This thing usually sits behind the bed and we place the lamp there for easy access. But of course in its present condition it is not fit to hold anything. So I thought of making some sort of cover.  I found an old piece of cardboard, which I cut up to make it into a rectangle.

Αυτό το πράγμα συνήθως κάθεται πίσω από το κρεβάτι και τοποθετούμε μια λάμπα εκεί για εύκολη πρόσβαση. Αλλά φυσικά στην παρούσα κατάστασή του δεν ηταν ικανό να κρατήσει τίποτα. Έτσι σκέφτηκα να κάνω κάποιο είδος κάλυμμα.  Βρήκα ένα παλιό κομμάτι χαρτόνι, το οποίο έκοψα για να το κάνω σε ορθογώνιο.
 cardboard box from  guitar, Hiding under the wrong direction
Once my rectangle was complete I folded it and stapled it together.  I placed it on top of the heater. So far so good.

Μόλις ορθογώνιο μου ήταν έτοιμο το δίπλωσα και το συρράψα μαζί. Το τοποθέτησα  στην κορυφή του καλοριφέρ. Μέχρι εδώ καλά.
folded cardboard box Hiding under the wrong direction
It’s a nice sturdy box, but it looks awful.  So I looked around  the blue room and found a washi tape with “One Direction”.  My daughter used to be over the moon for them, and I can hum a tune or two. But the point is,  that we had all this washi tape and it was just sitting around. No one was going to use it.   And Harry was too young in the tape, according to my expert daughter (meaning she did not want it anymore).  So why not look at it as a form of abstract-ish art? 

Είναι ένα ωραίο ανθεκτικό κουτί, αλλά φαίνεται απαίσιο. Έτσι, κοίταξα γύρω στο μπλε δωμάτιο και βρήκε μια ταινία με τους “One Direction”. Η κόρη μου ήταν θαυμάστρια παλιότερα, και εγώ ξέρω μια μελωδία ή δύο.  Κανείς δεν πρόκειται να  χρησιμοποιήσει την ταινία, και ο Χάρι ήταν πολύ νέος τότε, σύμφωνα με την κόρη μου που ηταν ειδικός. Γιατί λοιπόν να μην το δει κανείς ως μια μορφή της αφηρημένης τέχνης;  
folded cardboard box with washi tape of One Direction, Hiding under the wrong direction
The washi tape makes the box cover even sturdier. And it does not look half bad, even if Harry looks way to young in the  picture.  

Η ταινία  κάνει το κάλυμμα του κουτιού ακόμη πιο ανθεκτική. Και δεν φαίνεται καθόλου άσχημα, ακόμη και αν ο Χάρι μοιάζει πολύ νέος στην εικόνα.
cardboard box with one direction washi tape as level shelf for heater, Hiding under the wrong direction
Now the next step is to cover the rest of the heater and make some sort of skirt for it.  I used a leftover piece of an old sheet that I had.  I folded it into a  rectangle and sewed 2 sides.

Τώρα το επόμενο βήμα είναι να καλύψω το καλοριφέρ και να κάνω μια φούστας για αυτό. Χρησιμοποίησα ένα κομμάτι από ένα παλιό σεντόνι που είχα.  Το διπλωσα σε ένα ορθογώνιο και έραψε τις 2 πλευρές.
adding a skirt to the heater, Hiding under the wrong direction
Let’s  pop the cover on! 

Ας βάλουμε το καπάκι!

Adding the cover on top of the skirt, Hiding under the wrong direction
When my other daughter  (she being of the Beatle persuasion) saw this, she said “This is going in the Wrong Direction!”  

Όταν η άλλη κόρη μου (που είναι των Beatles) είδε αυτό, είπε “Αυτό πηγαίνει σε λάθος κατεύθυνση!”
the cover as a side table, Hiding under the wrong direction
various accessories on top of cover, Hiding under the wrong direction
cover of heater covered in washi tape, Hiding under the wrong direction
Let’s look at it before:  

Για να το ξαναδουμε πως ηταν πριν:

heater before, Hiding under the wrong direction
Wrong direction or not, it is sturdy enough to hold a few things and it hides the ugly. Plus (here is where I rub my hands) it cost me nothing. Now tell me the truth, would you ever guess what was hiding under there?  

Λάθος κατεύθυνση ή όχι, είναι αρκετά δυνατό ώστε να κρατήσει μερικά πράγματα και να κρύβει το άσχημο. Επιπλέον (εδώ είναι που τρίβω τα χέρια μου) δεν μου κόστισε τίποτα. Τώρα πείτε μου την αλήθεια, θα είχατε ποτέ  μαντέψει τι κρύβεται κάτω εκεί μέσα;
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Thursday 8th of September 2016

That was a bit surprising, I came to visit from Facebook and I never expected it to be one of those dull grey heaters. That's just brilliant Mary.


Friday 9th of September 2016

It really had to be hidden. It is only in use a few months of the year and the rest of the time it just takes up space so why not have it be useful too.

Christina Makri

Monday 14th of September 2015

Τέλεια ανακύκλωση χαρτονιού και χαρτιού έκρυψε κάτι όχι τόσο όμορφο που έτσι κι αλλιώς δεν το χρησιμοποιείς συνέχεια. Μπράβο Μαίρη μου. Καλή εβδομάδα να έχεις :)


Monday 14th of September 2015

Χριστίνα μου, αυτό κάνω... ανακύκλωση για την εποχή της κρίσις! Ευχαριστω για την επίσκεψη!

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Monday 14th of September 2015

That's a great idea Mary!!! We have these heaters here too. And since it doesn't get that cold and you only need them sometimes...might as well get some other use out of them, right??? Super!!!


Monday 14th of September 2015

Katrin, it sits behind her bed most of the year doing nothing and she usually puts things on it, it might as well be secure.


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

Hi Mary! It's great to see you at Turn It Up Tuesday!


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

Zografia, where else would I be!!

Nicki @ T-shirt & Jeans

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

Hi Mary. What a clever idea to make something even more functional! Your daughter's comments make me laugh ;) I am always a fan of not letting things, like tape, go to waste. Also, thanks for your sweet comment and sharing your background with me. You have such a fascinating story! I hope your move back to the US is smooth, and that you find a happy, slower pace in the big apple!


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Nicki, thanks for visiting. And again thanks for your post, it really touched my heart. Stay well my friend!

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