These are OUR switch plates for our downstairs half bath! The whole space is done in a Día de Muertos theme. Etsy, as always, helped us out with that, thanks to Jamie Merkel of SSKDesigns! #Mictecacihuat
Darling Hotbuns & I have been working industriously and laboriously — like army ants — on the new headquarters. We’re making significant renovations in each room, in every nook & cranny. One thing I have an aversion to is chintzy, shoddily made, lackluster, plain ole vanilla plastic switch plates. Just something as simple as switching out the light & outlet covers can give a room that much more of a kick of glamor or character! It’s one of the smallest things to do, but one that creates a very big impact!
I happen to be a behemoth fan of Etsy. If you’re following me on Twitter, you have already cracked that code. ::giggle:: I’ve ordered many things off of Etsy, and thus far I haven’t one complaint! I am always pleased with the product & business. Any “mistake” that has ever happened has been on my end because I got I-HAVE-TO-HAVE happy and didn’t read all the way through. All my purchases have been not only stellar, but unique, custom, and creative — three things I deeply value. I prefer owning individual artists’ & creator’s objet d’art over mass produced items from corporate franchises & factories, if feasible. Etsy is a one-stop-shop for that!
Here are 2 examples:
These are the light switch covers we got for Mini Maven’s bedroom, which were purchased from Switch Hits for just under $20 a piece.
The retro/mod light switch covers I got for Darling Hotbuns’ daughters’ room…… super keen, and purchased on Etsy for only $6.95 a piece!
Therefore, when DH & I started scheming about theme-ing the rooms out, OF COURSE I started poring over Etsy’s pages under “switch plates”. There’s well over 200 pages of ’em! For our more playful & lively rooms, I’ve been purchasing some plates via different creatives there. For our more “mature” rooms, we’ve gone a little more stately — like these solid bronze covers in antique copper:
These switch plates are all throughout our living room & kitchen. They were purchased through a large switch plate manufacturing company for quite a pretty penny, but we do love them so!
I just decided to drag out some switch plates that I have seen that I thought were peachy keen. For as many wickedly spiffy switch plates as Etsy has out there — and my OCD of asymmetry, notwithstanding — I could easily have a different outlet cover on every single one in the house! Some of our specialty switch plates & outlet covers are as spendthrift-y as $5 a pop, while others are as high as $35 a piece. Either way, it’s nice to know there are so many options out there; both in home improvement stores & online.
Black Steampunk Toggle Light Switch Plate ~ This light switch cover is completely functional. Levered handle toggles back and forth, which turns the light switch on and off. Keen, eh?!! Check out GreenTreeJewelry on Etsy to see more.
Double Light Switch Cover Wall Decor Owl Switchplate in Owl Pals ~ Screws included & Coated with acrylic for durability. To see more cool stuff from Funky Chicken Design, head over to their Etsy store!
Single Toggle Light Switch Plate Cover of the Bride of Frankenstein (the hauntingly lovely Elsa Lanchester) ~ You can find this, and more, at SokayDesigns’ Etsy store! But wait, there’s more…!
… You can’t have a bride without a groom! Here’s the mate to the one above ~ my beloved Boris Karloff as Frankenstein. This gives all new meaning to “he turns me on”. 😉
Decorate your world with this red 5 X 5 decoupaged double toggle light switch plate, created with a print of one of Christina Fajardo’s originals “Luna Chick” series titled “Dia De Los Muertos”. Each switch plate is sealed with several layers of a non-yellowing finish for protection. To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Screws are included. See more of her work at christinafajardoart on Etsy!
Double Light Switch Cover Switch Plate in Retro Appliances ~
Decorative double light switch to add a little fun to your room. Colorful appliances will brighten up your kitchen. For more switch plate shopping as such, visit funkychickendesign on Etsy!
Happy Octopus is a wood light switch plate cover that is laser cut & engraved from 1/4″ cherry wood. Original kawaii artwork and Graphic Spaces design can be found via graphicspaceswood on Etsy! This is advertised for a children’s nursery, but I would put it anywhere in my house! #surprisesurprise Not quite cthulhu, but still cthCOOLhu!
Mid Century, 1950s Kitsch Switch Plate Cover with Martini Glasses ~ It’s ‘framed’ and decoupaged martini glass design in black so that your your walls look like a gallery with this perfect little painting. It can be found in the WallCakes store on Etsy!
Sock Monkey Light Switch Cover Switch Plate ~ Made upon order, so you must allow up to 2 weeks for shipping. Learn more at the ModernSwitch shop on Etsy!
The Gashlycrumb Tinies Switch Plate ~ Gashlycrumb Tinies illustration by Edward Gorey with faded pink background. Graphic configuration created by creator Alana C (which I am guessing stands for “Crafty”) on Photoshop. See this, and other creations, on the SpunkKnit shop…… again, on Etsy!
I could go on and on and on forever. Etsy is endless with excellence! So, last but not least, buckaroosmercantile has all kinds of 1950s Rockabilly switch plates, so, guess what…? Go visit them on… ETSY!!! 🙂
Keep calm & TURN on, Mavens!
~ Angelika Frangelico *Gros bisous*