Thursday, April 7, 2011


Sure we have a bunch of big projects to tackle around the house, but there are tons of little ones too.  Like this one...  

I really can't stand the "ecru" or "off-white" or whatever color these switchplates are considered.  They just seem grimy, even when clean.  White ones are much fresher - and preferred around our place.  This is totally a personal thing, so my apologies if you are a fan of the "ecru" ones.  You can have all the ones I'm replacing.  Deal?  Deal.  We'll be replacing any "ecru" ones little by little. 

So, there's this multi-switch in the kitchen backsplash.  One switch controls the kitchen lighting, one controls the pot light over the fireplace, and one controls the sconce that we recently disconnected in the living room.  We use this switch every day so it was one of the first ones to get replaced.  On our last trip to Lowe's, I picked up a new white switchplate.  Easy fix, right?

You would think.  It didn't even cross my mind to consider the switches.  Duh.  I guess I'll be picking up a few switches on our next Lowe's run...

Looks like eggs, doesn't it?  The switchplate is the whites and the switches are the yolks.  I had eggs for dinner last night...gimme a break.  ;)

Crazy exciting post, I know.

Oh.  Real quick.  Do you know what kind of plant this is?  Because if it is what I think it is, I'm gonna do a happy dance!  Peony?


  1. We're doing the same at our house...only most of our switches are the things that needed replaced in the first place, I would've done it regardless because I, too, hate the ecru colored plates!

  2. Oooh...It does look like it could be a peony!!!! How wonderful THAT would be! :)