Curious, does anyone still use the intercom systems? We have one in our house & have never touched it in the 3 1/2 years we've lived here. what an eye sore too!
So here's an easy to do revamp. Oh how I love reusing & recycling!!
What you'll need:
fabric (cotton), scrapbook paper, or tissue paper
your old light plate covers
clothes pins or heavy duty paper clips
if you are using heavier fabric or scrapbook paper then some rubber cement would be good too!
Step 1: Sand down the switch plate covers to rough up that nasty ivory so it'll hold onto the glue better.
Step 2: cut out fabric just slightly larger than the plate cover- maybe 1/2" or 1" larger on all sides.
Brush on the modge podge
Place the fabric face down & put the plate cover right side down onto the back of the fabric in the middle. Apply some pressure.
Start folding over the fabric & put some of the glue on the backside too. This is why i love clothespins. They're good for everything! clip them on so they'll hold down the fabric. you can clip the corners like so. Believe me this does NOT need to be perfect, we'll smoother over those corners later.
Let dry & go eat some lunch. or nap. either way it doesnt take long for it to dry.
i loooooove this fabric. i picked it up at Joann's last week. Didn't know what I would use it for, but I sure do love it! I think I need a skirt out of it too.
Anyway, smear on some more Modge Podge on top of the fabric or paper, including those corners & stick the clothes pins on the corners to help those puppies lay down. Let it dry. doesn't take long, maybe 20 minutes tops.
So now you've got this nice clean covered plate cover. Get your razor blade or exacto knife & make an X where the switches go & fold them in.
GACK! I already forgot how ugly that Ivory is! (is that even "ivory" !?!?)
Either Modge Podge or glue down those corners on the inside & let it dry. Well i didn't. I smoothed out the inside of the switch spots & made a tiny slit where the screws go & hung them right up!
Step 10: Hang them up! But don't lose a screw like I did. Oops.
I also hung a canvas OVER the intercom system speaker.....hmmmm now I need some inspiration of what to paint on this canvas. For right now the plain white canvas looks 100% better than the speaker! HA! maybe I should hang it a bit more straight though.
Here's the 2 that I made for my Boys' room last year, it's a vintage liscence plate/route 66 theme: