Friday, September 9, 2011

the inspiration of the make your everyday mundane tasks brighter

my husband and I are currently building our house, and i've just finished making custom light switch covers for all of our switches. i used antique book images from between the 1600's and 1800's that are mainly seashore-related.  they are oohed and aaahed over by visitors, especially the octopus covers. i am not exaggerating, these really are coveted by all who enter our humble home! so I've decided to make some for the rest of the world, so they can smile happily as they are going about the simplest of mundane daily household tasks--turning on/off the lights...
i used a high quality transfer paper that retains extraordinary color vibrancy and used four coats of 2 different nontoxic sealers, sanding twice between coats. then i packaged them tidily in a slim clear envelope and added a little "hand made by" tag.  the lovely beth, owner of the exquisite little coastal-decor shop called portico in mongoose junction, recently added 10 of these to her eclectic seashore-influenced store.  if you are ever on st john, stop in to gaze longingly at her wares (many of which are made by her!) and take something home :)

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