I needed something in my kicthen to spice things up. I had a huge wall with nothing on it. After hours of staring at the wall....I decided that I would go treasure hunting for old plates with character. These plates were found at thrift stores and yard sales. They looked nothing like this when I first found them.
These are what the plates looked like before my creative juices started flowing. I got these 4 from the thrift store.
Step By Step Instructions
1.) Finding plates. This might seem like a pretty straight forward task but it took me about a month to collect all these plates with all kinds of different features.
2.) Wash and scrub the plates until they are clean as a whistle.
3.) Lay down some newspaper. Place your clean plate on the newspaper then start painting with Primer spray paint.
I really do like the results I get when I use this spay paint. I found it at Home Depot.
6.) Put the plates on top of wax paper. Trace the plate on the wax paper then cut out the shape. This will help you boat loads when you are placing the plates on the wall.
8.) I had some trouble with the wire plate holders and also they were kind of expensive, so I got a little creative. I used a very strong glue called "household glue" (pretty sure that was what it was called). It said you could use it for glue or caulking. Then I got a piece of wire and made it into a loop. I placed the loop on the back of the plate and then glued it into place. Waiting game again for at least 24hours.
All you need is:
8- Different kind of plates- $2.00 each
1- Platter- $7.99
1- Primer Spray Paint- $5.49
1- White spray Paint- $5.49
1- Cream Spray Paint $5.49
1- Roll of wire - $1.00 (Dollarstore)
1- Tube of glue- $12.35 (Canadian Tire)
Wax paper, Nails, Hammer, Scissors
Total Cost: $53.81