Monday, February 22, 2010

Let there be light!

FUNKY light, that is!

I came across this cool tutorial at Mother Earth.

I had some scraps of fabric from my first attempt at boot liners and decided to try it. It was so easy and really jazzes up the joint.

After attaching the fabric to the plate I poked through the switch whole using a seam ripper, then scissors, and did the screw holes with a food thermometer. Perfect fit! I love it, and luckily have many more switch plates to mess with.


  1. Cute. Read through several posts and enjoy style. Late comer from swap-bot

  2. Emma's tutorials and ideas are always extremely helpful!

    Saw this one first hand -- so easy to do and adds a ton of style.

  3. Thanks Brian - you are cute :)

  4. Very cute. I wonder if you can do the same thing with paper?

  5. I'm sure you could do this with paper, or make a collage or something - would probably be even easier than the fabric since its not as thick/no fraying. If you try it send me a pic!

  6. Thanks for the creative inspiration! I'm going to have to try this idea in my classroom, but I'm leaning toward covering the fabric with varnish, or ModPodge, or something that can be wiped off. (Germy children + fabric switchplates = crazy teacher!)

    (aka BarkleysMommy from Swap-Bot)

  7. This is great. I think it will brighten up my rented house since we aren't allowed to paint the walls. I can't wait to try different fabrics in different rooms.

    Yoshi (libertunity from Swapbot)