Last time we talked about installing Board and Batten – and today we wanted to show you what to do if you have a board on an outlet.
I get it… this picture is awful… I had to pull it from another photo – but you can see that we have marked the wall where the board should go and it is right over an outlet. We traced the outlet cover onto the wall so we could see what we are working with.
We took the measurements and then cut out a template that we can use for each outlet we cut.
The template fits right over the outlet.
Take your measurements and then trace the template right onto the middle of the board.
Use a jigsaw and cut out the pattern/square.
Pull your outlet through the hole…
… and nail the board to the wall.
Caulk, putty and paint the board and then screw the outlet into the board. Add your outlet cover and you are done!
(Yes, I am aware that my outlet is black — my vacuum plug decided to spark and start on fire just after installing this outlet. Aren’t we lucky!? And no, the base and the board are not caulked yet… I am getting to it!)
It seems hard – but it is really pretty simple! And if your vacuum starts your outlet on fire… simply rewire a new one!