{office} Light Switch Plate Revamp

I have scene quite a few blogs recently showcasing a customized light switch plate. You can find a few {of many} examples HERE, HERE, and HERE! I also read about this last year when I purchased a very cool craft book called “The Big-Ass Book of Crafts“. Since we’ve been focusing on trying to complete our office project I’ve obviously been on customization over load. You can check out the file cabinet & magazine holdersI’ve completed in the past few weeks. And now… a light switch plate to match the file cabinet and magazine holders. This piece of paper is what started it all. It’s my “inspirational” color pallet for our office {well craftroom} make over! One of the best parts to this project is the fact that this project did not cost me anything. I had all the materials, so no money spent (well there was money spent but not specifically for this project).

Materials Needed:

  • Light switch plate (either new or the current one on your light switch)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paper or fabric to cover switch plate
  • Foam brush
  • Exacto knife
  • spray adhesive
First you will want to measure out your paper/fabric of choice. Leave a little overage so that you can wrap it around the plate.
With spray adhesive you’ll want to adhere the paper to the plate.
Now you’ll want to carefully cut out the switch hole(s) with an exacto knife. I left a little extra so that I could wrap that around the plate it’s self.
Next, you will start working on applying a generous coat of mod podge to one of the sides. Pressing down firmly to adhere the material to the plate. *Be careful if you are using paper like me. If the glue is on your hands and you start to rub the paper the color on the paper can come off.
After all the mod podge is dried with something sharp poke the holes where the screws will go into. Place the screws in slowly, and then place it back on the wall.
Voila! Now you have a revamped light switch plate that adds character to your room!

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