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Topic: Small Pops, Huge Difference (Covering Faceplates)  (Read 2615 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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