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Switching out plastic wallplates for bronze

Brass was all the rage in the ’90s. Then everyone went for brushed nickel (which I still love!) and now brass is back! Well, I know that’s not breaking news. It’s been back for awhile, but it always takes me a minute to hop onto trends.

This wall full of switches was a bit of an eye sore. The plates were cracked, dirty and had tape residue. And the security system looks dated.

Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers

I planned on cleaning the switches and replacing the covers, and thought why not bronze!? And this frame I had fit nicely over the security panel.

These wall plates were part in stock at Home Depot and part in stock on this other site, Wallplate Warehouse. After I ordered them I realized I bought half in Satin Brass and half in Brushed Bronze!

Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers

The difference is Satin Brass is a little more gold (right) and Brushed bronze is slightly more dull. I preferred the Brushed Bronze, but there are still a few Satin Brasses around here because of stock issues. Ok, you got me — and laziness!

Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers
Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers

These are Satin Brass because I liked the way they worked with the frame. I took off the white covers and used a toothbrush to scrub the switches clean.

There doesn’t seem to be any problem with fingerprints so far.

I went ahead and got them for all the switches! Because these weren’t looking so good either. (They photograph so differently depending on the light.)

Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers
Bronze gold wall plates for switches and rockers

I think they add a nice touch. Have you added any gold around your house?

2 thoughts on “Switching out plastic wallplates for bronze

  1. Your home is beautiful. I’m loving all the lovely decor in your living. The plants, art work idea and rugs turned into pillows are brilliant. Hope you keep blogging.

  2. That’s so kind, Vaness! Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage, I appreciate it! I’m still blogging. A little behind, but still here :)

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