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Becareful - these are more black that the picture shows
on December 16, 2014
First off, I now have spent about $100 on these in all sizes including a big 4 toggle switch plate cover. I like these but don't love them. While they are definitely high quality/heavy weight "artsy" wall plate covers, they are somewhat different than the picture. In the picture, I see(barely) a bit of black patina/paint in the beaded border. But what I received has a black brushed patina covering all of the main area, sort of. Each of my dozen and a half plates varies. Many of my plates look very different from the picture - lots of black! The best way I can describe these would be "antique nickel" - a distressed weathered look. This isn't bad, it's just not what I would buy in person...I mistakenly thought I was buying brushed nickel - with a decorative beaded effect... I searched for brushed nickel and this was what showed up - with glaring reviews...But I have since learned that these aren't even nickel - they're pewter. That's no big deal, at least based on this picture, they look like what I wanted. Only after opening several and trying them out for a few days we really started to notice just how different these really are from the picture plus how much they vary...but ended up feeling stuck with them. Turns out I forgot about a couple outlets and ended up discovering that Lowes carries them but not at the good price Amazon has them...Interestingly, the "patina" at Lowes is much less with theirs' and they also had a "nickel" switch plate we would have prefered, had we to do it over. Having said all that, we do like what we have, they've grown on us and with the $100+ bucks committed, we're committed. I'd call them artsy, vs. modern. My advice, look at these in person at Lowe's FIRST.