When I was laying out the gallery wall on the floor, I forgot to consider the light switches towards one end which lead to making a few adjustments. And it made the switches stand out a lot more than they did previously.
Generally I like my switches and outlets to blend as best as I can which often leads me to replacing them and the cover plates with ones as close to the color of the wall they are on as I can. NOT SO HERE!
Except I think I accomplished the same thing by blinging this one out! I made it using the same methods as with this gilded frame, but instead of gilding paint, I used sheets of faux-gold leaf.
ADDENDUM: except the plate, the project is all stash. WOO!
Making it blend in by making it stand out! Clever! Looks great!
Wow! What a clever idea! It looks great.
This is so neat… simple in theory, but so effective!
This is a great idea.way to marry the elements!
We’ve had eyes out for the right sized frame to go around the thermostat since we changed it. Just look at this tragedy, ugh.
I think I’ll take a page from your book & diy that sucker. I can cut wood, what am I waiting for?
Thanks! It’s doing double duty of making the switch seem like a framed piece, but also filling the “gap” which is nice. I’m pleased with how well it’s working in person.
Cut that wood! And share your results!
I love this! A nice gallery addition. “The buttons are clearly 21st century…”
Looks amazing. You’ll have people not even realize it is there. It blends seemlessly!