THE SMALL DETAILS OF DECORATING shabby chic switch plates

My home is about bringing together unique worn white finishes with vintage charm that remind me of simpler times. A place we always want to retreat to and spend
time together. 

Vintage switch plates have definitely helped me create that
 feeling in our decor. They have won my heart and have such
 excellent vintage character they added a special touch in
 many rooms around my home. Take a look at some of
 our electrical plates to see where they get used. 

This combination switch and outlet with a Fleur de Lis design
 top and bottom gets used everyday for charging media 
devices and accents the dressing room nicely. Down the hall
 is a GFI switch plate that I built using vintage parts, I have 
not decided on the paint finish yet but it looks pretty sharp
 already in the gold. This plate also has a barn door type door 
that slides over it so it needs to be shallow.

In the kitchen I have a unique double switch plate that looked to
never been used, and it is in the shape of a crest, crown included. It
 is made of resin which means it is a newer piece but I found it at a
 thrift store, the original retail price was still on it for $35.99. 
WOW! I had to trim and re-drill the holes to line up properly, 
probably why it had never been used.

On the counter I have this unique outlet cover I purchased at
 a vintage market. The vendor had painted it in the perfect 
creme color that coordinated just right with my back splash.

A short time later I found a matching plate
perfect for the light switch on the other side.

This one is another creation of mine made to cover a large hole. Originally there was a double switch plate next to the door but I found that one of the switches wasn't hooked up to anything. I removed the double and replaced it with this 
single over sized plate that is big enough to cover the hole.

Looking for your own switch plates try my collection at

Photos below show a small sampling of what is available




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