Another pinner said: I wish I had seen this years ago!! Tape before caulking. Smooth out with finger. Then peel off the tape immediately, before it dries. - Click image to find more Home Decor Pinterest pins
Great space saver! I would perhaps try recycling an old window frame .Using a multi pane window as the cover piece when it is closed. One could use mirrors, or an earthy vine garland intertwined into a few panes,padded fabric (bulletin board effect to match your style), or maybe favorite print(s) or photo(s) under the frame. : ) Maybe even painting w/chalkboard paint.