February 14th, 2008 by Editor B




I finally got the set of old Bakelite push-button switchplates I ordered from eBay.

7 Responses to “Switchplated”

  1. Lee Says:

    Didn’t those set you back a pretty penny?

    Their perfect for your home’s style and charm though B.

  2. Editor B Says:

    The switches themselves were expensive, but I got those in — jeez — 2006, I think. What’s new are the switchplates, the covers, the rectangular brown things. And they were cheaper.

  3. swampwoman Says:

    Those are cool – I had those in an apartment I rented in the 80’s on Carondelet street

  4. oyster Says:

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sean Says:

    Stylish indeed!

  6. rcs Says:

    Nice! I installed pushbuttons in a few spots and used brass switchplates with an oil-rubbed bronze finish but original Bakelite is great.

  7. rickngentilly Says:


    check out the repro covers for plugs at the store on french market place across the street from the old mint.

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