Picture of Decorative Light Switch Covers

Here's a step-by-step, EASY guide to customizing your light switch covers and adding a little color around the house.  It's low maintenance and definitely fun to do! Just select a few favorite images from a magazine or cut out some shapes (like I did for this demo) and you can make  an ordinary light switch cover look like a piece of art.

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Step 1: Materials List

Picture of Materials List
- 1 light switch cover
- sand paper (~120 grit)
- gesso or primer
- acrylic paint (your choice of color)
- collage image
- glue
- a couple of paint brushes
- palette
- shellac or clear varnish
- latex gloves
droid19363 years ago
cool idee, maakt de witte box zoveel mooier
Liz Hui (author)  droid19363 years ago
Thhaannnxx doooood. Are uuu speeekinng huumaan orr robot?
zomfibame3 years ago
those look very nice. ... how long do they last before they start to get scratched up?
Liz Hui (author)  zomfibame3 years ago
I once made one of these switch plates in 4th grade. It's really ugly like a lot of things 8 year olds make, but my mom insisted on putting it up in the kitchen. It's still there, roughly 20 yrs later, and has never been scratched. The collage images have started to fade a little bit - but it does happen to be in direct sunlight for most of the day.
That is a great idea and they turned out so beautifully!