Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby It's All White...



Remember we were painting the entry, stair well and halls? Well that job did get done by the way. Joy! I wanted to hug everyone for days after finishing it, it felt so good.

Anyway, there were these two old metal switch plates in the entry and hall. Don't ask me how old these are, probably as old as the house (which was built in 1948). And probably like most things built in 1948, these little switch plates are darn heavy and darn sturdy. But MAN are they UGLY. Look at them! That is the definition of UGLY. However... I really didn't want to pitch them or replace them with the standard plastic ones, poor things. I do want my switch plates to have a little character if at all possible. So I just grabbed a small brush and a tiny bottle of white liquid acrylic craft paint and gave 'em several coats. I actually like 'em now... Ya. Not too bad, eh?


I can live with that.

Have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. I love instant gratification projects like these and I think most things look better with a coat of white paint!

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  2. Yes ugly, and gorgeous after your paint job. I'd consider a light coating of acrylic spray to protect finish and prevent chipping, you've prob got a can around the house anyway. Don't ya just love it when things work out easy!

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  3. I like them a lot in fact!

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  4. What pretty switch plates :-)
    A x

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  5. Wow those are so unusual, I'm happy you kept them just for that reason! Looking very shabby chic with a coat of white paint!

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  6. you have done smartly dear :)
    its looking so nice

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  7. LOVE it in white! Great job.

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  8. Nice job on this one!
    It looks great painted!

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  9. Soooo much better! They look more truly vintage now, I think.

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  10. Acrylic paint is the best, isn't it?

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  11. Geez-o-Pete that is one crazy switch plate!

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  12. So pretty now! A great little makeover Michelle!

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  13. Wow, I would love it in grey without the flowers - love the texture! Isn't it funny how tastes change over time? I always used to dismiss grey as a color choice; now I gravitate straight to it. Going white in this case definitely helped it along though. :)

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  14. Transformed! Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed each and every one. Ann :-)

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  15. I don't think they were ugly at all, but I love what you have done.
    Kathy

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  16. for me eather way it looks lovely :), much better than ordinary plastic ones. thumb up for saving old and nice little piece :)
    ausra

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