Happy New Year friends! We have no news to share about our move back to NYC and it’s making us stir crazy! We can’t help but do small things here and there around the house until we head back. In fact we aren’t even 100% sure if we are going to sell both houses yet, so no harm in the beautification progress.
If you have been hanging out a while, you know we dressed our house with some high end light switched through the year in Atlas’ bathroom, the living room, and the dining room.
The obsession started with the brushed brass option (Adorne is the company) on these switches and after going from trying one to “see if we liked it” we have slowly been working them into every room.
Last christmas we abandoned the brass in the dining room and tested out the customizable front to add to the holiday decor.
We liked it so much we switched it out again this year (the fronts are easy to snap on and off). This all leads me to our kitchen (and the love/hate relationship we have with it.
It’s still that country blue two years later. And that tile, backsplash, and granite counter top is still there and although I love the shaker cabinets, I wish they were white. I love the size, counter space, storage and location, but man am I over the finishes. They are in great shape and certainly not the worst I have seen or dealt with but such a departure of the bright white and marble situation we talked about for so long.
We made a small change by adding some custom switch plates to some new switches right above the counter.
Who better to design them, than Atlas? Every piece of art is a treasure and I have already begun hoarding ever scrap of art he has made because each piece is just so precious to me. I am probably one of those parents who will have boxes and boxes of egg container caterpillars and made-at-school Mother’s Day cards until he’s 40.
We used a piece of slightly textures paper from the scrapbook section of a craft store. The stock was about as thick as a birthday card.
We gave Atlas a black marker that had both a thick tip and a thin tip and had him draw with both. One crocodile, and three dinosaurs collaborated.
We let him go freestyle with little instruction and loved what he came up with. Dinosaurs eating trees, obvs.
It was super duper easy to get the right shape for the light switch cover because the kit comes with a templates you can just trace, which makes all the difference.
Just trace it out, cut it out, and you are done. We would suggest a light coat of some clear spray paint, especially if you plan on using it in the kitchen or bathroom.
The base, which is the part attached the the wall comes with the sticky side on it and you just peel that yellow sheet (above) off like a sticker, and press your design onto it once it’s designed and dry.
We love this for a few reasons.
We don’t have a fridge that you can display pictures, drawings, etc because it’s got a cabinet layer of the magnetic layer. This is a way to add and switch out Atlas’ drawings in the kitchen.
We think the plugs and light switches are silly pretty and are excited to have them in the kitchen now.
Once Atlas is 40 and we decide to stop putting his art everywhere, we can snap on whatever color switch plate we want. Especially if we ever get to replacing that faux stone with subway tile or something pretty and white.
I think Home Depot has these in person, but I know you can check out the website where they sell the switches and covers, but the site has everything ready to buy to.