When we first moved into the house one of the first things that I noticed was that they had covered the water shut off valves in the most basic way possible. They had glued two square pieces of wood around the hole, then made a ‘frame’ out of drywall, tacked on some trim, then put two slide locks on either side and painted the whole setup white. Not bothering to sand anything. So now after 2.5 years I present to you ‘Operation Slightly Better’. Now that I think back it really is better than the beginning, but I think in my mind it was going to be so perfect that the seams would be invisible. But as I’m learning with most things it’s better to just get them done in an acceptable way and not worry about getting every detail perfect.