One of the very few things I didn't like about this house when we got it was that right opposite the couch in the family room was a dark grey electrical panel, just the view you (don't) want your guests to be left staring at. As a make-do we decorated it with some magnets, but I finally hit upon a solution that didn't make it difficult to get at - here it is... First I sanded it lightly to break the surface. I went all around the edge with rub-n-buff "autumn gold" (a bright copper look - goes with that room's decor)- this created a frame. Next, a couple layers of background color to coat the grey metal after edging the copper area with blue painters tape. Then some more layers, with some sponging and rubbing.. And finally a few light coats of satin varnish to seal it. Done! I'm no Michaelangelo, but I think it sure looks better than it did. This pattern corresponds with a painting that is on the opposite wall of the room. Thought someone else might like the idea too.