For much of modern history, wallpaper has been used to adorn the walls of beautiful homes, a playful and ornate alternative to bare plaster or paint. Indeed, so inextricable is our association with wallpaper to walls, that it is often easy to forget just how versatile this centuries-old decorative material is. If you’ve ever fallen in love with a wallpaper pattern, only to balk at the idea of going through with the laborious (and occasionally nerve-racking) task of installing it throughout an entire space, keep in mind that it can be used to upgrade practically any surface, from book covers and shabby dresser drawers to wooden boxes and magazine organizers. Of the myriad things that can be ornamented with wallpaper, one of the simplest is switch plate covers. With plastic switch plates coming in at barely over a dollar, this project is a fabulously cost-effective way to add charm and personality to a drab space or rental. Check out the full DIY after the jump! —Max
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