Saturday, February 16, 2013

When Art Is Just Wrong

Maybe I just woke up this morning in a snarky mood, but I'm really struggling with how to write about this product without coming across like a total jerk. Perhaps that's impossible. After all, the idea behind the peel 'n stick appliance panels from is simply brilliant. The vinyl panels are and inexpensive way to dress up old appliances, or to add a bit of perpetually changing whimsy to your kitchen.

Doesn't this belong on my doorstep?
The Appliance Art site is filled with hundreds of different designs for your refrigerator, dishwasher, wall ... pretty much any surface can be dressed up. But therein lies the problem. It's too much. Updating the dishwasher to have stainless steel panels is one thing (for $100 you can get yourself a whole roll of the stuff, enough to hander a dishwasher, a fridge and maybe a microwave oven or two), but since when did our appliances need to feature pineapples?

Oh, I've made a mistake allright ...
And before you can start to guess where this could all lead, while browsing through the galleries on Appliance Art you come across inspirational sayings ...

Shouldn't this sort of thing
stay on the internet?
... and puppies (yes, the feline world makes an appearance too).  I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. 

So be forewarned.  This is an idea that will at first appeal to you.  And then you'll get sucked in to it and next thing you know you'll be changing your dishwasher panel weekly.  We cannot have that.  Resist.  You'll thank me later.

Peel 'n stick chalkboard - world map
However, if you want to put one of these on your rec-room wall ... fill your boots!

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