Sunday, September 26, 2010

Making it mine

One of the first things I did when we bought the house was go around and replace (most of) the switch plates and plug plates. I'm not sure why, but it bothers me to think about someone else touching the switch plates in my house. I don't know why because it never bothered me in the townhouse, but that could be because I knew I was renting it. This one is ours.

Anyway, I was browsing Etsy recently and came across this shop! I was very excited, especially with the price! I immediately picked out switch plates for the bathroom and our bedroom, three of the rooms we use the most.

I bought two plates for the bathroom, since there are switches next to each door, the one from the hallway and the one leading into our bedroom.
Here is what I picked!

As a reminder, this is what the shower curtain looks like in our bathroom:
I just LOVE how the motifs are similar and the colors are almost identical! As a side note, I would like to paint the bathroom, probably that yummy red-orange color of the tree, but for now I'm happy with the beige the previous owners left it.

Our bedroom had a decorative switch plate that just didn't go with our decor.

Which, as a reminder, looks like this:

I knew I'd never find a switch plate that matched the lovely teal that is on 3 of the 4 walls in our room, so I went with the dark brown. I love it!

I think it matches very well, it's simple, and the contrast with the teal wall makes it stand out all the more! One thing that is bothering me, however, is the fact that the switches are ivory and the design is white...but that will be a honey do project for the near future! It's easy enough to fix anyway.

What do you think?

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