Switch plate makeover

Time for another mini project with rubber stamps! I got the idea while browsing Martha Stewart Living website and saw these papered switch plates. I decided I should cover a switch plate in my studio because it was looking old. And I wanted to make a pattern using a rubber stamp. :)

So I pulled out a sheet of muted green paper and VersaColor Chateau Gray ink pad. I wanted a very quiet pattern with subtle colors, so the plate doesn't stand out too much from the wall. The flower stamp I had carved a long time ago, using the design from this book by Koma Keiko. But you can use any kind stamp that you like, store-bought or handmade. I didn't use any glue, as instructed in the Martha Stewart site, because I don't want to worry about cleanup when I move out. Just some Scotch tapes did it for me.

Super simple! Good thing this plate just snaps on and off.. I would imagine this project would've taken me a little more time if the plate had screw holes. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the result.. what do you think?


Tacha said...

It looks great. Love that book.

Anonymous said...

lovely, what a great idea! =D
your switch looks so fantastic now.

Anonymous said...

just lovely. and what a fantastic idea.

i love the muted colors you choice. simplicity at it's best.

Jinnie said...

Thanks!! :)