Monday, May 24, 2010

Little touches and fun to do

I like to spend money, yes I do.  That's not always possible, but I do like it just the same! Check out the cute owl switchplate cover I bought a couple months ago from Anthropologie:
He was  pricey - I justified it by working a little OT.
And I do love owls.
He brightens up my little office nook.  Which makes me want to change out  a few other switch plate covers  around the house, but not spend as much as this one cost. (Or anything, really!)
So,  I fished around in my scrap box for leftover fabric from the last project, and got my Modge Podge out...
I cut out a piece of fabric just a little bit bigger than the switch plate. Coated the front of the plate with MP, laid the fabric over, and secured on the edges with bullfrog clips. then brushed more MP on the front of the switch plate to crisp up the fabric so it would be easy to cut out the holes for the switches.  I just cut an "x" where the screws would go. These utility knives were less than $2 for both at Wal-Mart.

Love it!
This is the switch right across from the laundry room.
This print is so perfect and matches my cute little baskets 
above the washer/dryer.
Couldn't stop there - had to do one for the front room:
I so love the colors in this one - matches the basket under my desk, and it even goes well with that old Martha Stewart green!  Now I am looking around at other switches in the house - the bedrooms, perhaps? since I need so little fabric, I can get some really beautiful ones!  Cheap thrills, right?


Wendy said...

This is a realy fun idea! Oh and I too am an anthropologie admirer!

Meet Virginia said...

That is such a great idea with mod podging your light switch covers! Genius!! I love the owl from anthro! Love love love that store!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!!
Meet Virginia!!!

Maria Gridley said...

Gotta love mod podge! :) Thanks for commenting and sharing your light switch covers with me! This is such a fun project!! :)

I love that owl cover too!! HOW CUTE!


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