Hey friends! How have the holidays been treating you? We are due for a major update on what’s been going on around here. I opened my Rich Hippies shop on November 1st, and have been feeling the holiday rush from day one. It’s been an exciting and emotional journey that I am so lucky to be living what once use to be just a goal. We had our first Thanksgiving in Nashville, and it was perfectly calm.
Atlas has turned from a baby to a little man in a blink of an eye. He loves to dance to the Beatles every morning, do yoga moves, play with one of our dogs Rocket, and read books.
He’s obsessed with drawing and he’s really into helping Joey and I around the house with DIY projects, which is very exciting and we hope this type of stuff always keeps his attention.
We have so many posts to make about the project house. We are so close to done, and man oh man what a coat of paint and stain can do to a place is unbelievable!
This year we get to decorate for Christmas with the excitement of a little one around. We have been doing Elf on a Shelf, and it’s been fun for Atlas to find Ghee every morning, and fun to set up the scene every night. We will get deep into some projects (like that super duper easy tree above), but today we wanted to share one of the tiny things that will pop a smile on your fave about a million times a day.
As a lover of tiny things, I was over the moon to create a scene on a light switch. Yes, that’s a light switch. If you remember, we have been slowly replacing all our switches with the very fashionable Adorne collection by Legrand.
This was our first taste of the new lightswitches before we installed the floating shelves and painted the walls (we were excited to test them out before the facelift). We fell in love immediately. This is our living room and our switch with the Christmas touch is in the dining room. We learned super quick that you can replace the switch pates blindfolded with zero effort and decided it was time to start planning the rest of the house and wallpaper plans etc. Then the company was super kind to inform us of customizable switch plates, and we went to town on making our “wave” switch” into a mini scene.
Clearly you can customize however you decorate, but thought thought it a good idea to show you materials we used that worked great for a not-too-heavy switch plate.
So, this is what it looks like when you put the customizable faceplate on. You peel it of like a sticker and can press whatever you like on it. Keep that in mind when picking a material. It should be lightweight and durable if you plan on going 3D with your design.
Your customizable kit comes with this pieces as well, which you can decorate or use it as a template. We decided to use it as a template and make the faceplate out of super duper lightweight craft wood. It was $3.99 at the craft store and the piece we bought could customize up to four light switches.
We cut out a small shelf in addition to the faceplate template as well as two shutters with support. We tried to add curtains, but it got too bulky and looked too busy anyway.
We painted the shutters white to ad a tiny bit of contrast and collected tiny tree’s we used in 2012 for ornaments and a deer from a broken snowglobe we saves from the move.
We used superglue to attach to wood pieces to each other, and it was strong enough. The extra little triangles of support seemed to really secure. At this point you can peel the sticky part off the installed part of the faceplate and stick you work right on there. After that we just lightly positioned and placed our trees and deer, and we were done!
I think using the wave light switch is a really importune port of this working out for you because you don’t have to touch anything, you just do a little wave and the light turns on and off.
So now you want one? Great! Win a $200 or $500 store credit to get your own goods from Legrand. We highly recommend the brass! Their products are truly gorgeous!