Thursday, May 22, 2014

Glitter Switchplate DIY

The place we lived in before our current home was very plain.  The walls were all white and we didn't want to paint since we knew it was a temporary stay.  I prided myself in finding little unique ways to perk the place up and make it our own.

The first thing that jumped out at me were the switch plates - they sure did jump - and not it a good way.  The walls were a nice clean white, however, the switch plates had a rather yellowish tint and they just made me cringe.  I went to home depot and stocked up on plain white switch plates to replace the old ones and then it dawned on me - "I should decorate these!"  So I did - between Michael's and Home Depot I was able to pick up all the materials.  I love the idea and the results so much, I would definitely use this again in the future.

Materials Needed: Plain plastic switch plates, general purpose sand paper, a sponge brush, mod podge,  and glitter (I like the Martha Stewart superfine glitter for a more sophisticated glitter look).

Step One: Sand your switch plate on the surface to remove the smooth texture and leave a rough texture.  This will help the Mod Podge and glitter stick to it.

Step Two: Cover the switch plate with a thin layer of Mod Podge.

 Step Three:  Coat the plate with glitter.

Step Four: Shake off the excess glitter and return it to the container.  Let the plate dry for an hour before applying steps two and three again. Let the plate dry overnight before putting it up.


xo Bridget

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