Even though I made my vintage map blinds in 2004, (oh, how time flies!) I still have a bit of leftover material. And who knows why, but I decided to get crafty and cover the boys' light switch plates. All I did was to cut rectangles, which I glued onto the covers, trimming the excess with a very sharp pair of scissors. I then cut an "X" over the center hole and glued those triangular parts onto the back side. This project was super easy and took maybe 15 minutes to complete. The cool thing is that you can use any paper which catches your fancy, so they're not just for kids.
Here's a second light switch plate, which is in my older son's room.
And since I was on a roll, (A.K.A., my hands were already all glue-y) I decided to try a fabric covered light switch plate for our spare bedroom. I think I used a less than ideal glue, (Aleen's Original Tacky Glue) as I had a *very* hard time getting the fabric to stick properly. I do not own any Mod Podge, but am going to add some to my arsenal of crafty crap supplies in the near future. In the end though, I think it turned out pretty good. Sure, it borrows from the "fussy grandma" aesthetic, but I'm going with it.
See? It matches the curtain/door that I just made for the closet in our spare bedroom.
Remember the Goodwill lamp that I've been wanting to paint? Well I finally went ahead and bought a can of automotive chrome spray paint for the project.
But when I took the lamp apart, I discovered that I am not the first person with the clever idea to paint this mid-century lamp. I absolutely love that I am only one in a hopefully long line of home decor lamp transformers. So perfect!
I cheaped out and bought a bag of pretty much inedible rice a few months back. (Many of the grains were broken, which meant it cooked up all mushy.) However, my son dropped his cell phone outside, and it spent an entire night out in the rain. Luckily, I remembered a trick where you disconnect all electronic components and put them in a bed of dry rice to absorb the moisture. Being the person I am, I had saved the offending rice, which was then put to efficient non-gastronomical use. I consider this to be the ultimate pinnacle of food waste avoidance. Because, seriously, this rice was N-A-S-T-Y!
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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