4/30/15

Granite Electrical Covers

I love the new addition of the granite counter tops in my kitchen... although, I wasn't loving the look of the stark white electrical covers that were smack dab in the middle of the new granite back-splash.  I immediately knew I could make them match the granite, so that is what I set out to do. 
 I scanned a piece of the granite. The only down side is my printer/scanner gave the image a tinge of pink... where as the color copy I had gotten at the copy center gave the image a tinge of blue. I think if I redo these electrical plates, I would place a dark piece of fabric over the opened lid in hopes of coping a truer color of the granite. I used black acrylic paint along the edges of the openings. Once everything was dry I coated everything with a layer of Mod Podge. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I sprayed an even coat of thick clear gloss over each switch plate.
 Here is the plate installed... I know, kinda pinkish... in this photo it shows up even pinker than in person. But you get the idea... much better than white!
These will do until I get a truer color copy of the granite. Who knew granite wouldn't copy well~
I've linked up to My Salvaged Treasures "Vintage Inspiration Party"
big hugs,
 

5 comments:

vivian said...

another great idea from Cheryl!
have a great weekend oh crafty queen!
xoxo
vivian

Jeanie said...

Get OUT! That is FABULOUS and you are so downright creative! I don't think I ever would have thought of that. Brilliant -- they look great!

Conniecrafter said...

very clever idea, I never would have thought about doing that :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You are braver than I am. The granite image is perfect - hope you can get the color worked out.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I never would have thought of this. What a great idea and soooo much better than a regular cover. Thanks for sharing your idea at Vintage Inspiration Party.