Or house was built in 1929 and there are still some fun reminders of that sprinkled throughout. One of these reminders was in my craft room and it was less than fun to look at. It appears tho have been both an outlet and a phone jack, but at this point it is completely turned off and out of order! It had a cover that wasn’t attached and wasn’t very pretty to look at either. In my effort to wrap up some of the small projects around the house this week I decided to tackle this easy cover up!
I really love this fabric that I picked up on a whim from the remnant pile at Joanns back around Christmas. I wanted the cover to have oneof those sweet birds perched on it. So I laid the plate on top of the fabric and rough cut around the edge. Nothing perfect or precise since the edges were going to be tucked behind and hidden away.
Once it was cut out I just spread a coat of mod podge onto the plate and smoothed the fabric out on top. I spread some mod podge around the edges and tucked them all over making tiny little cuts on the corners to keep them as smooth as possible. I used an exacto knife to poke a hole through the fabric where the screw holes were and it was ready to go! I screwed it onto the box tucking all that ugly wire behind it and voilà! Instant pretty!
I think my favorite part is the super old school power lever on the top of the box that I can only imagine was used to turn the power on and off at the outlet instead of having a breaker box! How crazy!