Sunday, April 29, 2012

Covered Light Switch Plates

I have a lot of scrap paper from making coasters and haven't been able (besides maybe actually scrap booking) to find a use for them.  I was looking at the TV the other day when I noticed the light switch and a light went off.  Yeah, I had to go there.........

Picked up a plate at Lowe's for $.39 and adhered the paper with a coat of mod podge.


Mod podged over the top and then worked the sides down and applied mod podge pretty heavy.


Cut out the center with an exacto knife.


All done!  Think I am going to tackle the outlet covers next.

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38 comments:

  1. What agreat idea! I love it and the paper choice is perfect!

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  2. Light switch plates are usually so ugly. What a great way to make them pretty! Thanks for sharing your idea. :-)

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  3. Great idea, I knew you could buy pretty covers but they're so expensive, I didn't think of doing it myself, thanks :)

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  4. That is such a great idea. I have tons of scrapbook paper. What a pretty way to update a switch plate. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  5. That is a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel @ thebrownabode.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi,
    New follower from the blog hop please come follow me back :)
    http://lifewithtwinsandadramaqueen.com/

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  7. Cute! I did a bunch in my house with fabric - but I bet paper was waaaay easier!

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  8. That is the cutest idea!! What a fun thing to do all throughout the house! Thank so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  9. Neat idea! So glad that you shared. Thanks for helping make Things I've Done Thursday a success!

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  10. This is a great (and inexpensive) project! Love it!

    I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

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  11. Lovin' this idea -- thanks for linking up at Craft Junkie Too :) I have this featured this week-end over on Facebook.

    Tracy

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft-Junkie-Too/162946417058976

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  12. So cute! I'm going to try this in my kids rooms. I think they'll love it.
    Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  13. What a fabulous touch, I just need to spend a naptime and seriously upgrade all my switch plates! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday!!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  14. love this!
    xoxo
    Heather
    I would love to have you come link this up at our Sunday Round Up. It will be up later tonight, www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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  15. Looks so good! I like how it adds such a "finished" look to a house! nice job!

    Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!

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  16. Way to take something we don't really pay attention to and make it the star! Love the paper you chose too! Thanks for sharing at my party this week��

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  17. Wonderful idea and the paper you used is fantastic!

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  18. Great idea for using that scrap paper! Wish I were better with mod podge though, mine would end up all wrinkly!

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  19. Beautiful job on the light plate!

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  20. This is such a simple idea for a fabulous-looking upgrade. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  21. Great way to spruce up those plain old plates!!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  22. Gotta love a cute and quick project! Thanks for sharing this one with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  23. Gorgeous! No excuse now for not-so-pretty light switch covers! I am looking around at my light switches now ;)

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  24. What a great way to add a little sparkle to the room, but I love the fact it's a cute and simple - so love those. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  25. Adorable! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  26. Great idea. This can be used in so many ways! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

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  27. Stopping by to let you know I featured your Switch Plates today! Love this idea!
    I would love it if you would come by and link something up again today!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  28. so cute love the paper you picked

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  29. Great way to add a touch of spunk to any room. Love it!

    Thanks for sharing this at last week's Drab to Fab party!

    This week's party is now live! Come on back and share more of what you have been working on! (Old or new)

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/05/its-time-to-get-our-inspiration-on-i.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  30. Such a simple way to jazz things up! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party.

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  31. Thank you so much for the great idea and for linking it up to my party! It was featured today!

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  32. I have had this on my list of To-Dos for the past 2 years but haven't had the time to paint the rooms first. And I can't do the light switch plates before I know what the room color will be first :) So glad yours turned out great! You are featured in this week's Stay At Home Nation Spotlight! Yay! I hope you will stop by & link up to My Favorite Things Friday Party this week too! I look forward to what you have to share!
    XoXo
    Iffy

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  33. I've used wall paper borders, fabric and pretty Contact® paper too. I used double stick tape instead of modpodge.

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  34. I've used wall paper borders, fabric and pretty Contact® paper too. I used double stick tape instead of modpodge.

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