How was your weekend? Did you get some chocolates for Valentine’s Day? No pouting if you didn’t. We can now get Valentine’s candy on clearance. 😉 If you buy hard candy for Operation Christmas Child boxes throughout the year, now’s the time to stock up.
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Thank you all for your kind well-wishes for PAM. She’s home now and doing very well!
Back when I took pictures of my transformed French Country Plate Shelf, I tried to avoid getting the ugly switch plate in my pictures. I started thinking of ways to cover it up or paint the existing switch plate – anything to improve it in some way.
I’ve had this iron wall plaque for a while, just lying on the kitchen counter waiting for inspiration of where to hang it.
I love iron work and have 2 other pieces in the kitchen.
I originally bought the iron fleur-de-lis with the upstairs bathroom in mind, but I didn’t see the perfect spot when I brought it home.
As I passed by the iron piece the other day, I noticed the locations of the holes…
and just wondered….
If the largest holes line up right, it could work.
It was going to work. While I quietly (shhh…) and busily marked the wall to hang the fleur-de-lis, I got caught.
What are you doing? You’re not doing that. It ‘s not safe having a hole in the wall behind that thing. No, we’ll come up with a better solution. Let’s go to Lowe’s.
Huh? What? Oh, me? I wasn’t doing anything, really.
But it would be so beautiful…and decorative…and it would make me smile…the white plastic plate is obtrusive…and this would fit the mood in the room…
HH stood by patiently.
OK. If you insist. I’ll get my coat.
Lowe’s had many choices, and I chose this one.
It was a little dark on the wall, but I could have lived with it – not with white switches, though.
To avoid changing out the switches themselves, I opted to paint the new switch plate.
I know – who does that? They didn’t have white plates like this at Lowe’s and certainly no aged ones. Annie Sloan Old White and a little sanding took care of that!
Annie Sloan Clear Wax set the paint. HH and I are both satisfied with the more decorative switch plate.
No harsh words. Kindness, patience, and submission were present in the room.
All is well. All ended well, too. (Even though it cost HH nine bucks, when the iron plate was basically free – just sayin’. 😉 )
I’ll visit the upstairs bathroom again soon to find that perfect spot for the fleur-de-lis.
Are your creative whims sometimes halted by
a left-brain engineer type a loving, well-intentioned family member? Keep in mind, soft words…kindness…patience….