Or maybe I've been set free. You decide. Today's post was inspired by my friend Heathalee at Butterfly Genes.
If you read my blog. You know that I likey the spray paint. I'll spray paint anything that doesn't run away from me like this and this and this. A couple of weeks ago, I posted some silliness about a little ceramic bird that I got at the Dollar Store and painted white. You can read all about that tomfoolery here.
Heathalee commented that she never thought to spray paint something ceramic and maybe she would paint some plates to hang on her walls. I think her exact words were, "What on earth were you thinking! Why don't you just paint some kitchen plates and hang those up." ;-)
I chuckled when I read her comment. Then I thought, "Hey, maybe she's onto something." So I set out to find some really ugly plates that I could try and paint. One trip to Goodwill gave me what I was looking for.
If you know something about china and know that those are St. Glampaminly (made that up) plates from the early 1920's and their worth a gazillion dollars...Don't tell me. I don't want to know. I'm about to ruin them.
Here is my craft room. I primed them because I didn't think the paint would stick to the shiny surface.
Then I gave them a couple of coats of Heirloom White paint. I used satin, but I wish I had used glossy. If I hadn't been so distracted in Lowe's - translation: If my kids hadn't been melting down - I would have bought the right paint.
I already had some plates that were a very similar color so I put them all together and hung them on the wall.
TA DA! I guess you could say that it worked. The plate in the middle is an ironstone platter. The ones at the top and the bottom are the painted plates and the ones down the sides were 10 cent finds at Goodwill.
Now that it's done, I wish that I had done them in a different color just to see how they would look. This would be great for a pop of color on a wall. Just paint them whatever color works for your room.
Updated because someone said it better than I did. My friend Gina from Lattes & Lipstick commented right away and said, "Well, darlin', take them back down and hit them again!!! I love this idea- just look for the sizes and shapes you want- and make them be anything you want them to be!! FREEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM!!!"