How to repurpose light switch cover ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I WOULD LOVE ANY HElP THAT ANYONE CAN GIVE , I WANT TO
CHANGE OUT MY LIGHT SWITCH COVERS BUT DON'T WANT TO BUY NEW ONES I LIKE PRIMITIVE
OR COUNTRY LOOKS !
THANKS FOR ANY HELP !

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  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 18, 2017
    spray paint for plastic. seal it so its washable.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2017
    You can update them with paint .what are they made of metal,wood,plastic?

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Nov 18, 2017
    You can get some wallpaper, contact paper, photos, etc. in the style and colors you like. Recover the switch and outlet covers using those.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 18, 2017
    If you like primative, I would paint them either an Oceana, batik, ikat, petroglyph design using 2 coordinating colors of paint on the plastic covers. Then use spray gloss to seal.

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    • Brenda Brenda on Nov 19, 2017
      Hi Sharon ,
      Thank you for your suggestion , I
      very much appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Nov 18, 2017
    oh my. Use Unicorn spit gel stain. Ita amazing. Or alcohol inks.

  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Nov 18, 2017
    If you choose to paint, remove the covers and thoroughly clean them. Light switches especially collect oils from hands. You can put them in the dishwasher. Then lighty scuff the plastic with fine sandpaper or steel wool to give the paint a slightly rough surface to adhere too. If you like primitive, my favorite is to cover each cover with woodgrained contact paper.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Nov 18, 2017
    Remove and clean the plates. Then you can paint, use contact paper to cover, or mod podge pictures to them. You could print out old label pictures from the internet.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 18, 2017
    I can give you three ideas:
    1. Just buy the $.50 paint at Walmart unless you already have a variety. Focusing on each room, choose a background color and paint those colors. After a couple of coats have completely dried, paint on a thick coat of brown paint. While it is wet, pull a comb across the paint from top to bottom. Pull the comb a second time from the top, but make the lines just a little wavy. Wash the comb. When the brown dries, the covers will look something like old painted wood.
    2. For an American primitive painter look, paint the top 1/3 blue. Paint the bottom 2/3 either light green, straw yellow, or dirt brown. If you chose green, paint a square in white for a house. Top it with a triangle or trapezoid in red or black for the roof. You can add hedges, trees, a pond, people, sheep, a barn, clouds. The hayfield or the dirt garden is painted very similarly. The rules are: two-dimensional, so donโ€™t add details that make the drawings more realistic; any colors are fine, as long as they could be house paints; rules can be broken.
    3. Paint detailed or simple scenes or country icons, such as roosters, a pine tree, teacups, etc. And a decal is as good as a painting for these.
    Iโ€™m sure your house will be lovely, and the photos should be inspiring. ๐Ÿ˜‡