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Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's A Switch Plate Makeover!

It's project time at Cutie Pie Cottage!  Will my dinning room ever be free from make overs?  I don't think so!  I used my left over vintage sheet curtain scraps to pretty up my light switches!
Here's a before.
And here's an after!  Sweet, huh?
The yellow flowers always photograph gold but they are actually more of a sunny yellow.  
I simply unscrewed the plates and took them to the table, painted them white and WAITED for them to dry and then modge podged the fabric on.
The tricky part was cutting the holes for the switches.  I used an exacto knife to cut slits after the fabric had dried and then hot glued the fabric to the back side of the holes.  I hot glued all around the edges on the back side, too.
I also threw a quick coat of white primer on the screws but because I wanted to finish quickly, they don't look so great but do we care?  No.


Thanks for playing house with me!
Onto the next project!

17 comments:

Sandy McClay said...

Cute! Especially since they are vintage fabric! I hate to say it, but I remember buying sheets like that....lol

chris mckinley said...

OK the switch plates are pretty darn cute!! Nicely done!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a fun way to use some of your vintage sheets! I've seen this done with wallpaper before, but it's a first for modgepodged fabric.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, love the make over, looks so pretty...cute high chair, love the color, Francine.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've not done this with fabric before either. You're giving me lots of ideas. I think I need to find some cherry-print paper or fabric for my kitchen light switch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You did a great job! Very cute! Twyla

ThrifterSisters said...

What a great idea!

Erica

Linda Ruthie said...

Adorable!!! What a fun idea.

janice15 said...

That's a fabulous idea I love it.. Have a great weekend with love Janice

retrorevival.biz said...

These are sweet! Don't you just love a simple project that makes a big impact?! :)

Melissa said...

Such a cute look and a great way to use scraps!

★Carol★ said...

LOVE this idea, Holly! If we have to have stuff like this on our walls, we might as well make them pretty, right? Got any ideas for ugly thermostats?! ;o)

Protector of Vintage said...

Very pretty!!

Nan said...

Oh these are so sweet I love what you did with them. Did you see on my blog Bob bought me two custom switch plates with a Weimaraner painted on there.

CoriLynn said...

Soooo cute! Great idea!
Are we ever done decorating? Never!! ;)
~xoxo, CoriLynn

Laura said...

These look so beautiful! Makes me want to try this on mine:)

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh so cute and sweet!! Love the make over! :) xo Holly