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Message Board > Home Dec. Sewing > Odd question ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Cover for gun safe
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Date: 11/10/12 5:49 PM

We have a gun safe and I was thinking that it would be nice to have it covered/disguised somehow... Has any of you seen or heard of any options for this?

Thanks!

ETA: this is in our spare bedroom and does't fit in any of our closets...
-- Edited on 11/10/12 5:51 PM --

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Date: 11/10/12 6:15 PM

A few years ago I covered a small buffet that I wanted to keep that did not work well in the dining room. It was, fortunately, boxy. I used a heavy cotton duck. After fitting the cover to the furniture, I faux painted it to tie in with the wall, topped it with a rescued oval glass table top and treated it like a console. Looked great.

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Date: 11/11/12 10:30 AM

What is you made a cover for it out of thicker canvas and attached a mirror to it with velcro? Then it could serve 2 purposes. My husband would have his in the living room if he had his way.

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Date: 11/11/12 11:10 AM

I say cover it with a really femme-y print and no one will ever suspect it's a gun safe.

ETA: Although I've never seen a gun safe cover, I have seen a few TV cosies online. You might try googling that to get some ideas.
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Date: 11/11/12 12:25 PM

Not an odd question at all. I seem to remember that in the last year or so, one of the Big Four American pattern companies had a home dec pattern for slip covers for big things like those free-standing clothes racks/closets from IKEA.

They showed various cloth coverings something like this or this. There were various types of closures to let you get at what was inside.

There are also instructions (but no photos)
here for a cloth bookshelf cover that's a kind of draw-up, Roman Shade arrangement.


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Date: 11/12/12 0:02 AM

I known that this doesn't answer your question but what a fabulous gun safe this is and it doubles as furniture! Very interesting. Would also be a great safe for valubles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pYqquG27pg

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Date: 11/12/12 5:45 AM

I have to smile at this!
Coming from MT it would be strange to go in a house and NOT see a gun safe (or rack). Covering it would be like diminishing the power (a.k.a. hunting skills) of the owner! I mean we used it nearly ever day to hunt, for range practice or to show off a new trade or purchase. The whole point was to have the biggest one that would fit through your door and it took center stage. Thankfully when we moved to FL we got a closet in the MB big enough to fit it- and not much else! But it's seen little activity here since ranges are scarce & burdensome, big game is not available in our backyard and butcher shops sell good tasting meat. So he's talking of shipping everything back to family in MT (plus he needs room now for fishing stuff).
Kudos for having the ambition to cover it! Is he going to let you use a coordinated fabric or will it be ducks and dog print?

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Date: 11/12/12 11:48 PM

Thanks all for the ideas...

I think that he has decided on a patriotic theme (dodged the outdoor look so far...). I like his fabric choice and he is pretty stoked about the project... And now just need to draw out the plan, buy some additional fabric and find the time!

I'm originally from FL... But now in the NW. Lots of fishing and hunting gear here too.

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