DIY Painted Light Switch

I was looking at my plain, boring white light switch last night and said to myself, paint it. So… here is a tutorial on what I did, how I did it, and how you can do it too! Let’s get started.

Supplies Needed:

Screwdriver (most likely a flat head)

Acrylic Paint (I used Ceramcoat’s Caribean Blue (turquoise) Liquitex’s cadmium yellow light hue (bright yellow) and Simply.. Acrylic’s Basic Brown (brown) )

Modpodge (I used matte, you can use any kind you want depending on the finish you want it to have for instance glossy)

Paint Brush(es) (I used a 1/2″ stroke brush by Snap! and a smaller brush to do the petals.. probably a No. 4 Round)

How It All Happens:

Step 1: First, you will need to unscrew the light switch screws with your screwdriver, these can be very hard to get off. Try banging on it (not too harshly though!) and prying it with the screwdriver. If your light switch plate is dirty, wash it before step 2!

Step 2: Next, we can paint this bad boy! You can get super creative with this step, here’s my design: I painted my sky with a turquoise, waited till the paint was dry and then started the sunflower. Using my yellow and my smaller brush I paint on the petals. Last I just paint a brown 1/4 of a center on the corner as my sunflower center. Make sure to make the center large, sunflower’s tend to have bigger center’s then they do petals. Tip: paint the tops of the screws too, it will look much nicer if the screws blend in. Make sure everything is 100% dry before moving on to step 3!

Step 3: Now we can get out the modpodge. Using the bigger brush, lay a thick layer on the light switch plate. I did two layers, you can do as many as you are comfortable with.

Here is my finished product:

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Hope you like this post, if you have any questions or comments please reply in the comment section below!

Yours Truly, The Blue Eyed Crafter

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