March 9, 2010Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara Spots Some Atomic Light Switch Covers!
Well, they are not all light switch covers – some are outlet covers too. Anyway, I first want to apologize for the REALLY, REALLY horrible quality of these pictures. Please forgive me Gods of Photography. 🙂 These pictures were all taken with the cell phone camera, as I did not have my normal camera with me. I would normally never post pictures that were this bad, but I just had to share these switch plates with all of you. Mike and I were at an Estate Sale a while back and I noticed these covers in one room of the house. I searched the whole house to see if there were any more, but they were only in this one room – which was kind of a game room type of room. I was dying to buy them, and they were for sale, but they were $11 each at the time I asked – and there was kind of a bidding war going on for them with the highest bidder winning. I am way too cheap to pay that much for plate covers I really cannot even use right now because I have the bigger ‘rocker’ type light switches in my house anyway. I suppose I could have used the outlet covers, but some of them were cracked – like the wood was splitting down the middle or something. I think these were Teak, but I am not totally sure. So, I figure one day if Mike and I ever find our dream 50′ s house maybe we can just make some of our own and stain them with blond stain! A girl can dream. 🙂 So here are all the pics I took. I hope you can get some idea of how cool they were!
Sorry again about the picture quality. I hope y’all got a kick out of seeing these ‘Amoeba’ type covers. I know I sure did. If any of y’all ever make any of these I sure would love to see the finished product.