Monday, December 7, 2009

Painted Plates

I've been playing around with the china cabinet again. Well not so much the cabinet itself, but rather its contents. I thought it needed a new color palette for the holiday season. And well, I just can't seem to leave things alone.

This is how it looked before...


I put away most of the dishes and plates on display and started fresh. The good news: I didn't spend any money, just made-over stuff we already had.

For instance, we had an old scratched up platter. It wasn't much to look at, and we never used it. So I spray painted it red (with paint from the garage stash) and then antiqued it.

Also had a thrifted Waverly tablecloth I found a while back. Wasn't using it either. I cut out part of the floral pattern...

And Modge Podged it onto the platter.

Earlier this year I found some plates at the Salvation Army that were 25 cents each. They had a few minor chips and scratches, but really pretty details. Also not being used.

I spray painted some of these red, like the platter, and some Sea Glass (also left over from previous projects). Then they were also antiqued.

There were a couple of old frames collecting dust in storage, so they too were given a fresh coat of paint.

And set on top of the china cabinet.

A whole new, budget friendly, look.

I still want to embellish it with a pine garland laced with clear lights, just as soon as I catch my breath. So much to do - concerts, recitals and parties...and oh the shopping that still needs to happen. Tis the season.


Happy Holidays!

8 comments:

Bridget said...

That looks amazing! I love the colors and I have a pile of bear plates (yuck!) that are screaming for some paint.

debra said...

That turned out great. I love the red and blue together.

Beth at Aunties said...

It came together so pretty! It is perfect in your room and for the Holidays! :-)

Des said...

please give me a little more detail on "antiqueing". no idea how to do that. i only started spray painting because of YOU.

It's so beautiful!!!

Amanda said...

Love red and blue for Christmas! Looks fantastic!

Jules said...

Love your new look! I noticed yesterday, but wasn't sure what was different. Thanks for the seeds. Hopefully some will make it into the ground. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Jaime Escalante said...

Cute, Natalie!

{ L } said...

Wow!! I am super impressed! This is gorgeous and I LOVE the blue color!