Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Cheap and Easy Decorative Switch Plates
The painting in the laundry room is finally complete. Good News! The bad news...white walls and almond switch plates. Of course I could call someone and have them switched out for white but that might break my design on a dime budget so I thought I would try out something that I saw on Pinterest.
Here's what you'll need:
decorative paper (I used one large sheet about 8"x10" and that covered 2 outlets and 2 light switches)
X-acto or utility knife
skewer or ice pick to poke holes for screws
Step 2 ~ Place the paper on top of the switch plate and remember to leave extra paper for the return on the sides of the plate. Press down on each side as shown. Too bad I didn't take a different picture. This one makes me look like I have man-hands...EWWWW.
Step four ~ Turn the plate over and poke a hole for the screws and cut the extra paper out where the switch goes.
Last step ~ Add Mod Podge to the top of the paper. Let dry and do 2-3 more coats.
*Note: The paper that I used had a very random pattern so I did not need to take that in to account. If you have a repeat in the pattern you will have to measure the paper. (Don't forget the return on the four sides.)
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Posted by Alyssa Teer