Easy Electrical Outlet Cover Tip

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Do you have outlet covers that are the outdated almond color?
I found an amazing product that I am super excited to share with you that will fix mismatched electrical outlets and electrical outlet covers.
When we moved into our 1970s home there were several things that needed updating. One of the needed updates was the electrical outlets and covers. I prefer electrical outlets and covers in white, however our house had the outdated almond color. I bought several white outlet covers and installed them over the existing almond colored electrical outlets.
Regardless of the way they looked I was adamant on having white outlet covers so I was willing to live with the look. Then on a visit to Home Depot (of course it happened after I purchased a 10 pack of the other outlet covers) the heavens opened up and I found this amazing product!

A decorator wall plate.
These outlet covers create a uniform, modern appearance and save time on labor. Instead of having to uninstall and unwire the old outlets, then install and rewire new outlets these covers fit right over the existing electrical outlets. These retail for around $2.25 each.
I have tested them on several outlets and I have had no problem with plugging in a cord.
I am so excited about this product and we will be replacing all of our old covers will these. Such a quick and easy project to get rid of an eye sore in our house.

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Thanks so much and I hope to see you over at Dream Design DIY,

Suggested materials:
  • Decorator wall plate   (The Home Depot)
  • Screwdriver
Tiffany from Dream Design DIY
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Julie Lloyd Julie Lloyd on Jan 24, 2018

    Do they come in just the 2 prong cover? My house doesn't have the 3 prong, unfortunately.

  • Karen Touch Karen Touch on Jul 21, 2018

    How to decorate egress window, so looks decorative and clean from the inside???

  • Linda Linda on Jan 13, 2023

    What are the out

    et covers called? I’d like to order some also!

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  • Steve Steve on Oct 31, 2023

    If you’re OCD like me, a dab of Wite-Out on the center screw will make it look brand new.

    • Jim93097972 Jim93097972 on Jan 31, 2024

      Hi Steve the covers come with a new white attachment screw as well.

  • Lisa K. Ullom-Radcliff Lisa K. Ullom-Radcliff on Jan 29, 2024

    Do you know you can get clear out covers? You can wallpaper the inside to match your wallpaper, Or just leave them clear to match your wall color? I didnt know about this cover plate, I will be getting some of these. So good to know, I am not the only OCD person out here, who's eye immediately goes to outlets.