CAN YOU FIND THE LIGHTSWITCH?????

July 29th, 2009 in member junk     
Detrian Detrian, member
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really big handmade lightswitch cover, I glued every one of these buttons, took awhile!
button switch cover, surrounded by some mighty fine ladies!
really big handmade lightswitch cover, I glued every one of these buttons, took awhile!

really big handmade lightswitch cover, I glued every one of these buttons, took awhile!

Photo: photo by Detrian

I recently built a new home, and I really don't like the basic white light switch plate covers that the builder installs.  So, I decided to custom make one that would be quirky enough for my office, and display a bit of my collection at the same time.

I took some thin balsa wood to keep the weight down, cut out the switch hole and screw holes, then got out the E-6000 and glued the night away...... The dimensions are 6" high x 21" wide.  I wanted it to look like a piece of art on the wall, only I know it's the light switch, you can't even see it there among all the buttons.

I love how it turned out.  It inspired me to do smaller versions for my kids rooms too (guitar picks and sand dollars).  There are a million things you could use to decorate one for yourself!  Have fun!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, artwork, eclectic, funky, country, whimsical, fun, alternative, buttons

Comments (9)

artjunkie writes: World's largest switch cover -- beautiful. So imaginative too. -- rhonda, art junkie Posted: 11:03 pm on January 20th
suewhitney writes: Very fun idea! Buttons are always fun to work with. Love the ladies too.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:26 am on August 2nd
RustyDiva writes: I hate those standard white covers too and the decorated ones are kind of expensive. Great idea! Posted: 10:21 am on July 30th
alicemom writes: I too am a button lover! I think that is a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:18 am on July 30th
shabbychick writes: What a fun idea! I love buttons too!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:07 am on July 30th
rainbow54 writes: wow great ideal really nice Posted: 2:18 am on July 30th
birdcolor writes: Really unique idea! Love it! Posted: 12:06 am on July 30th
PaintingIsMyPassion writes: I love buttons...especially old ones and this is a very interesting idea for my sewing room! Thanks for sharing. Posted: 8:50 pm on July 29th
monakent writes: Very interesting....what a unique idea. It is so much fun to see what others come up with. Your buttons add color and spunk to the area!!! gailmarie Posted: 8:45 pm on July 29th
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