An uncovered wall air conditioner can be quite an eyesore. Looking at ours in our main living area used to drive me nuts, especially in the winter!
This cover was built from an old cabinet door and pine boards. I honestly do not remember where this door came from, but it has served me well through many projects. Think it has finally found its calling.
Old cabinet doors are great because they are lighter and easier to work with than larger interior wood doors as they are usually only 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Scoring some with vintage hardware is a huge bonus.
Vintage hardware is something worth collecting. If you see an old hinge or knob that you like, just buy it. Adding vintage hardware enhances any project. This cover still needs a latch, but haven’t come across just the right one yet:)
For this project and most of our trim, we use Behr Premium Ivory Lace. Love the antique white color and it covers really well.
If you would like more info about building one of these, just let me know. Would love to help.