Cheats for tongue and groove paneling electrical points

The tongue and groove paneling I bought is too thick for me to remove the electrical points and then replace them onto the panels. So what to do?

First off I cut out sections like this…

I didn’t want to cut the wood too close to the socket as I may need to remove the casing to do something with the wiring one day and don’t fancy having to mess up the panel at that time.

You can see I’ve smoothed acrylic around the edges to soften the gap though.

Then I got an inexpensive photo frame and painted it white, glued it in place and added acrylic to cover the gaps….

What do you think? Will it pass?

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La Maison du Sacre Coeur

Hi, I'm a SAHM who's moved to France with my husband and two daughters. My blog focuses on our family life & decorating our 18th century village house here. I'm scouring brocantes to find furniture to revive as well as little special somethings for our home. I love DIY and craft - sewing, painting, whatever. If any of these things interest you I'd love for you to stay and wander through the site - especially if you want to tell me what you think! God bless, Andrea

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