Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Electric Lighting!

We have been working on updating our place, in ways that we can afford, both time-wise and financially. One thing we did this weekend was paint our hallway and change the 2 light fixtures in it. I'll show you that soon - when we're not experiencing a wet and dreary day - but for now, i wanted to highlight the fun DIY project we did on the fly.
We wanted to get some cool switch plates but either couldn't afford them (um, $22 a piece, Anthro?) or they were just ugly a la Home Depot. So, we thought of decoupaging some fun paper onto the original plates. Then, J thought of a fun idea -why not re-use some of the fun prints from our annual Nikki McClure calandars. Cuz, who doesn't save such fantastic art, right? So, while he painted, i whipped this up. I used the lovely Hodge Podge both as the adhesive and also after, to give that night sheen and protection against messy fingers.
I chose prints that were both small, simple, as well as mainly black and white, so that they blended nicely with our walls and artwork. Not bad for free switch plates, right?

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Blogger krissy said...

So pretty! I love that you kept them all with a really simple colour scheme. My favourite is the kitchen-y/crafty one!

9:33 PM  
Blogger Crafty Gardener said...

Great recycling idea, and the covers look fantastic.

6:42 AM  

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