Recycled Light Switch CoversBy
But not for these bad boys that I had found in the summer months during junk days!
These are light switch covers that I found in a box, there had to be over 50 of these switch plate covers at the curb waiting for the garbage truck. Waiting to end up in the land fills.
Metal, Ceramic and Plastic switch covers, from one slot to four. I took the ceramic one and had my husband sand it down, and I put a base coat of flat white spray paint on it, and I added the tropical sunset to give it some flare, using enamel craft paint by Anita,
I mixed solid black with an amber red to get the dark water’s. The three slotted light switch has silica sand embedded in it, and gives a bit of a glow in the evening so that you can actually see where the switch plate is at. With beads of real sand and a bit of texture, it is a beauty in any sun room. Using several tones of blue for the water, and combining white gives the depth as the beach scene meets the horizon.
I shot them with a glossy lacquer to give them more protection from wear and tear in rooms that are have more frequent traffic.
I love finding items that have been disgarded that I can bring back to life by giving them a unique look and turning them into works of art. There are many different forms of recycling, and if you are unsure if there is a recycling collection center around, check out Earth 911..