Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Room Make Over part 3-Light Switch Plates

I really did not want my light switch plates to be white and I for sure did not want to spend the money to buy new ones. What I did buy though was a bottle of Mod Podge. I used a coupon for 40% off at Michael's and payed about $6.00 for it. I grabbed a sheet of white scrapbook paper that I have in my closet and searched on line for "free zebra print pattern". It took a while but I found it. If you do this search through the Bing search engine. I saved the picture that I liked, then printed it. I like using the scrapbook paper because its a little thicker than the regular printer paper. I cut the excess off the paper. I laid the switch plate over the paper and using an exacto knife I cut around where the switch is. I also made a small hole where the nails go to nail it to the wall. Next I folded the paper around the plate and proceeded to Mod Podge. I just put a small amount in the lid and used it that way. I used a regular sponge brush to apply the Mod Podge to the plate and slowly pressed down on the paper. I used a plastic card to scrape it that way no bubbles would show. After a few minutes, I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge on top to give it a shine. It dried fairly fast. After it dried completely, I hung it on the wall.
This is my first time to Mod Podge and I love it!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I just did this too. Yours is absolutely stunning! I can not wait to do this in even more rooms. It's so easy and the results are spectacular!


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