Monday, November 12, 2012

Transforming One Dollar Plates

Good morning and happy Monday!  I hope the weather is better where you are right now this it's raining here in Michigan.  My son and I usually head to our local indoor pool on Monday mornings and spend an hour splashing's fun and provides some good exercise for the both of us.  I hope you had a restful weekend.

I found these gold plates at a garage sale for a dollar.  They are super light weight and are meant to hang on a wall.  I did not find them at all attractive when I bought them, but I love a good challenge and thought I could spruce them up.

I cleaned them up and then gave them a coat of Kilz primer.  After the primer had dried I painted a few coats of white semi-gloss latex paint.  I then antiqued them in a gray paint.....where I simply rubbed the paint on and wiped off the excess until I got the desired effect.  Here they are after.....what do you think?  Better before or after??

Make it a great Monday....
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  1. These turned out awesome. It just goes to show you that you shouldn't just pass by something-look at it twice and use your imagination! I will have to think of that myself at garage sales.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Nancy!! Have a great day.

  2. Oh, wow, do they look better painted! Absolutely adorable. Do come and share 'm at our linky party, at Our readers would love to find you.

  3. I have seen these plates a lot over the years. They do look so much nicer painted. Thanks for sharing. Hope you'll drop by & show them off at Gettin' Krafty With It this week!

  4. This is such a great idea! Love it!


  5. The plates look great! What a bargain!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Much better after! Oh the power of paint.

  7. what a cool idea. turn plates that are eh into WOW! found you throught Two Yellow Birds :)

  8. Great makeover - I love painting old things and giving them new life! I'm visiting your from Sumo's Sweet Stuff Linky Party. I am your newest follower on GFC and would love if you could come visit me too at Have a great weekend!