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Topic: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates)  (Read 2610 times)
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« on: July 01, 2012 06:47:18 PM »

In the past 24 hours, I've covered 16 faceplates for outlets and light switches. I think I'm Mod Podged out for a good while, but the subtle bits are really helping our (work in progress fixer upper of a) house come somewhat together.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012 07:04:37 PM »

Wow, those look great!  I assume it's paper, am I correct?  I wonder if you could use fabric?  I'm going to bookmark this so I remember to try it in my soon-to-be craft room.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012 07:09:38 PM »

Thank you! Yep, I used scrap paper. It was way cheaper for me and I love the crisp corners.
YES! You can DEFINITELY use fabric! I'm assuming you'd have to use a better adhesive than Mod Podge, but you could definitely do it! There's tutes all on Pinterest with doing it on scrap paper, and I wrote one that followed through the process on my blog. You should definitely give it a try!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012 07:21:28 PM »

wow those are super pretty!  I really like the first two.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012 12:15:46 AM »

Thanks! The first 2 sets are in my living room and kitchen. It REALLY makes a difference in the kitchen especially, contrasting to the white tile backsplash.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012 06:52:07 AM »

Those are amazing and the edges look so good!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012 07:35:42 AM »

oh my goodness I've just thought, you could get samples of wallpaper and cover them with that! awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2012 08:04:23 AM »

these are great. i would love to see some pics of them installed.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2012 09:35:20 AM »

Those are amazing and the edges look so good!

Thanks! The edges are all about the cuts and folds you make. Clean cuts + Clean folds = Clean edges. You just have to watch using thicker paper, because it tends to slightly tear. Kind of a pain, but once you clear coat them, you can hardly tell.
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012 09:36:49 AM »

oh my goodness I've just thought, you could get samples of wallpaper and cover them with that! awesome!

The previous owner of our home did sometime like that to a hallway wall. He just kind of wrapped it a few times and folded the edges, then taped it down. It was falling apart and looked like a mess. He did that to...well, pretty much everything in the house lol. But you could definitely do it with wallpaper!
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012 09:39:21 AM »

these are great. i would love to see some pics of them installed.

I've got 'em!

This is in our living room.


This is in our kitchen.


These are in my daughter's room.



These are in my other daughters' room. (2 share a room)

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012 11:01:10 AM »

Thank you! Yep, I used scrap paper. It was way cheaper for me and I love the crisp corners.
YES! You can DEFINITELY use fabric! I'm assuming you'd have to use a better adhesive than Mod Podge, but you could definitely do it! There's tutes all on Pinterest with doing it on scrap paper, and I wrote one that followed through the process on my blog. You should definitely give it a try!

Yours look great! And I have Mod Podged with fabric before, it works just fine. It might slightly darken some fabrics when it soaks in, so just test a small piece first.
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012 02:18:15 PM »

This is such a FABULOUS idea! Love the patterns you've chosen too, love them all.
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2012 11:46:04 PM »

oh these are awesome! I have ton of wrapping paper at home and I am sure I could use some for our bathroom plates. So much fun! Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012 06:54:25 PM »

So pretty! I liked it so I put a pin on it.
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