Ok, so there are just ideas you come up with that take forever for you to actually implement. You wait for the right circumstance and then TADA! Now that I have done this, I want to do this EVERYWHERE in my house. (Seriously, everywhere.)
I have seen similar ideas on Pinterest about how to “dress up” your switch plates. But I wanted mine to fit in with my trim so I went this route. Enough writing, let’s get to work!
I started with regular switch plates that you have in your home. The good news is: you mess them up, they are cheap to replace.
Then I found frames at a dollar store and thrift shop. This is the hard part. Finding frames that fit what you want to do. (I suggest taking your plates with you and holding the frames against them right in the store. Or you are going to do a lot of returning like I did!)
If you are great at “mitering” and want to make them all uniform, you can always use pieces of trim to create the frame. I wanted a little bit of character and less work, so I went with frames. (Note: If you can’t find a frame that fits exactly, you could potentially use caulk to fill the gaps, but I haven’t tried that.)
Then I glued them onto the plates using Krazy Glue. (As with all products, please follow safety directions found on the package. And, no, they didn’t pay me.)
Next I spray painted them. (Again, please read the can. I use a face mask and spray in a well-ventilated area.)
Lastly, I sprayed a gloss clear top coat. Once they were nice and dry, I put the covers on the switches like you normally would.
I couldn’t be happier with the results! Of course, now I feel like I NEED to paint my trim but that’s for another time.
Have you decorated your switch plates?
If so, please share with me on comment area – I love seeing everyone’s creativity!
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