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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Upgraded Light Switches

Decorated Light Switches

I am loving my new light switch covers.  I had read somewhere that you can put paper on light switches with mod podge.  It had been on my bucket list forever but with the new kitchen re-do, I knew I wanted to do it soon.  I picked out a paper that I love.  I thought it might be too busy but if you look at it from a distance, it doesn't look busy at all. 

Decorated Light Switches

I started by tracing on the back of the paper.  The sketch below is kind of how I cut out the paper.  The red is where I cut.  It worked out perfectly when you folded it over the cover.  I completed 5 switches in about 30 minutes.

15 comments:

  1. Diana S. (dianaserpa@comcast.net)August 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Hi! I just found your blog thru the Keeping in Simple Linky Party. I LOVE this idea. I have several 4 switch covers and they are very expensive to uprgrade from the builders basic. This will work. Did you use extra coats of modge podge or just one?

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  2. what a clever idea!

    Great meeting you @Made With Love,

    Angelique

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  3. Turned out great!! Way better than a traditional switch cover:)

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  4. great idea to give those boring light switches a bit of pizazz!

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  5. This is SO cute! I have also covered light switches with wallpaper, but this is even better. Found you at Destination: Craft & I'm your newest follower. Stop by my blog if you have a chance! http://crazyiniowa.blogspot.com/

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  6. Looks great!


    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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  7. So cute. Do you think you can Mod Podge with fabric too?

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  8. Very nice! When you consider that paper is a good medium, the possibilities are endless. (And to Jen, I'm pretty sure you can use fabric too.) Found you on Truly Lovely and am a new follower. You've got some really good stuff on your site. :) Hope you stop by my little corner of the world and say hi!

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  9. That looks so good!! I am super impressed right now. You've just given me a fantastic weekend project! Haha New follower here :) Yay for being blog friends!

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  10. Great upgrade & love how fast too. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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  11. So cute! What a fun way to liven up a plain old light switch!

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  12. looksss really great!!!!
    http://www.lighttrigger.net/2012/08/diy-almofada.html

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  13. i have what to do on this weekend. interesting project

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  14. But how did you apply th mod podge? Over top of the paper? On the back of the paper? Both?? How do you makenon of these from start to finish?

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