23 DIY Switch Plate and Outlet Cover Tutorials.

by Chris Gardner

23 DIY Switch Plate and Outlet Cover Tutorials.

White walls and off white lightswitch covers...blech. Here's a quick and inexpensive way to overcome the blandness of home center materials, and a perfect way to customize a rental or other tough to personalize space.

From Red Thread DIY "Switch plates! [We] wanted all of our switch plates to match, so we literally unscrewed all of the old switch plates and installed brand new ones. I was about to throw away the old ones because I thought...

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DIY Project: Outlet Mounted Charging Pocket.

by Chris Gardner

Cost: free. Recycling Power: Awesome. Creativity: Max.

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Inspired by The Power Shelf (or the Drinn), Sean Michael Ragan from Makezine got moving on making his own outlet-mounted charging station from a shampoo bottle. "Most cell phones are provided with a very basic wall-wart charger, and you usually have to pay extra for a proper charging dock. The bundled charger is often unsightly in use, being just a transformer with a cord strung out to an...

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Outlet Antlers

by DIY Maven

Outlet Antlers

Why on earth install a switchplate with antlers over your electrical sockets? To hold your various electronic gear while it's charging, of course. When the antlers are sans gear, they look surreal, which is cool too.

The antlers can hold other small things as well, like your keys or security badges et al. The Nendo Socket-Deer is not yet in production, which means only one thing: Is that DIY attempt I see in your future? Via.

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