Obviously, you would not notice the switch plates in a beautifully photographed room:
But I know, and you know, that they are there. I found out the hard way that switch plates do not photograph well:
A couple years ago, I took photos of a den and kitchen redesign that I just finished. I posted here, and was feeling pretty good about it until one of my readers wrote in and told me that it was a pretty room except for the switch plates so obviously sticking out! GASP!
Ever since then I have been crazy about the ugliness of the switch plate! I have tried painting them:
But I think it makes the plate stand out even more. So when I saw an easy idea on pinterest on how to cover them, I thought I would give it a try to these naked switch plates:
I had fabric left over from pillows I had made:
All you need is a small piece of fabric to cover the plates, Mod Podge and a small brush to apply:
First, cut the fabric around the covers. Then apply a layer of Mod Podge over the plate cover. Lay your fabric piece on top of the Mod Podge and press down, smoothing down any creases:
Let dry for about an hour and then trim excess fabric off. I used a razor knife to cut a hole for switch and screw holes (don’t forget to make a hole for the screws! I did!):
Then I used my fingers to glue down edges in back of plate:
The last step is to cover the fabric with a couple coats of Mod Podge:
And let dry. That’s it! Very easy and quick. Here are the switch plate covers after:
Much better. It was a fun project to play with, but I do not think I would go around the house covering all plates. What do you do with your plate covers? Is it an issue with you?
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
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