In order to receive wi-fi signal throughout the rest of the flat, our router must be placed in a prominent location of the living room. This diva signal initially left us with an eyesore of an ugly, blinking light box and I hated it. I did everything I could to camouflage it by setting picture frames and flower-filled vases in front of it.
One day, after I had complained enough about it, Joe had the brilliant idea to cover it with a book. Heellooo….yes, so obvious and so perfect! A few days later he came home with a vintage book he bought for 50p (cents) and got to work with his trusty blade. It took less than a minute to cut the pages out and bend the spine to widen the overall fit. Once the cover was placed over the router I saw the true brilliance of Joe’s idea – simple, practical, and effective.
Sadly, Ana Maria sacrificed a book I would have personally would have preferred spared. “California Gardens,” with many personal notes, paper clippings and quotations from its previous owner…such a lovely book sacrificed to see another life as a disguise for a mundane, but necessary bit of tech. Nevertheless, the project is an admirable and ingenious solution easy to emulate, regardless of the tome chosen.
Full details and photos at Re-style Your Wireless Internet Router