Before I say anything else, I have to thank all of you for the sweet comments about my neighbors’ gift. I quickly realized that I could have over 100 new neighbors in my subdivision, and the thought of it made me giddy! How much fun would we have together?! Well, if you can tolerate the snow, I’m sure I could get rid of a neighbor or two…
Okay. Onto the kitchen. This is an old picture of my kitchen, but it’s the only one I could find with the plates I wanted to show you. See the colorful ones above the cooktop? Well, I didn’t feel they reflected my neutral taste. When we first moved in, I felt it needed a pop of color, but now it’s just annoying me.
I grabbed some plates I already had, some tin Christmas platters (already had), and some spray paint that (yup) I already had.
I found these green vases for $1.99 a piece at Goodwill to “garnish” with.
As for the lettering, I printed out the letter/number I wanted. I then used graphite or carbon paper to trace the print onto the plate. Then, I used a series of things to paint it with. They include permanent marker, black paint pens, and a fine paint brush with craft paint—all of which were an absolute pain.
Oops. I took these before I did the other letter, but they’re the only ones I have from a distance.
Here’s the thing. I love how they look, but only from a distance. This isn’t something I would put on display where people could see the details. Seriously, that “C” looks like I painted it during an earthquake.
Anyone have any advice on how to do this with a more steady look? I see people do it all the time on boards and such. HOW do they do this? Am I doomed forever?