Mr. Cookie Puzzle and I are starting to see the end of our new house building project. I can not tell you how very excited I am...and how TIRED I am. I will NEVER move again. I am not cut out for working this hard. Last week, was us until at least midnight every night, and up again at 5 am for work. Finally being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel feels pretty good.
Our new how has a very rustic feel, think wood surfaces everywhere and tin accents. That theme is carried out all over the house, except for my cookie craft room. My cookie/craft room has a very sunny and bright feel, lots of light and "Fun" I painted the walls a bright yellow. I have been planning this room for years and I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, and how I wanted it laid out. I wanted it to look cheery, but I also wanted it to be very practical and efficient. One thing that I knew I wanted was to have all the outlets to be at counter height. I know that seems odd to many people, but it was a must for me. I use a lot of different tool to make cookies and to craft, and I wanted to be able to quickly plug in and unplug tools. The thought of getting down on the floor, and reaching under a table or moving a shelf to unplug my Kopykake or glue gun, well, that did not sound fun to me. So counter height outlets are all over the room.
Having counter height outlets, meant that they can be seen, so I wanted them to be "cute" "fun" and cheery".
So, I gave them a little fun, with washi tape!
Pretty fun right? I think so. I have 5 regular outlets, 1 GIF outlet, 1 light switch and one cable outlet in my cookie/craft room, and they all got a little makeover with washi tape.
Starting at the top, place your first strip of Washi Tape, letting it over hang
the edge of the outlet cover by 1/2 inch, so that you can fold it over the edge, covering the sides.
Then, just keep laying on strips, covering all the way to the bottom. I just taped
right over the holes.
Once it was completely covered, I flipped it over and from the back, I used my
craft knife, and cute a big X in the holes, an folded in the tape, covering the edges
of the holes. Make sure you use your craft knife to cute a hole where the screw goes.
When all the outlets were covered, I gave them all two thin
coats of Mod Podge for protection, letting them dry
completely between coats.
And just like that, I had fun and cheery outlet covers for my cookie/craft room.
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