Here's an ingenious A/C cover from IkeaHackers. I've never seen an A/C unit like this outside of a hotel, but if you're one of the unlucky few who has one in your apartment, this is a great solution. For the rest of us, this would make a great entry table or buffet.
To create this cover, Alex used wood flooring, Lack panels, and cabinet legs - all from Ikea. Just goes to show you what a little creativity and a few minutes in the As Is section can get you! Make sure you look at the other hacks Alex has done...he has an awesome loft.
(Images via IkeaHacker)*Apt528 Tip: Next time your at Ikea, look in the As Is section for discounted items. The products you find there are floor models or returns that just need a little TLC to get them back in shape. Most Ikeas have certain days where you can get an extra 20% off As Is purchases. Check the promotions page for your local store at Ikea.com to find out more.