Update an Old Plate {The V Spot}

Today's guest is one talented gal!  Viv from The V Spot is full of frugal and ingenious tricks for the home!  You definitely need to check our her blog!
Hello Oopsey Daisy Readers! I am very happy to be here!
Today I'm going to show you a simple trick to update old plates and platters. While they aren't food safe, they are great for decorating.
My finished platter looks like this...

It wasn't always this way.

1. Take an ugly plate or platter with a cool shape. In this case, a large Williams Sonoma platter, circa 1997 that I bought at a thrift store for $1.

2. Dig out some 3D scribble (or puff) paint that you have in your craft supplies. (You know you have some... No? OK, then you can pick some up at any craft store for a couple of bucks.) It does not matter what color you choose since you'll be spray painting it anyway.

3. Start squeezing on your design. Do whatever you like. I'm no artist, so I prefer random, squiggly designs. (It hides the fact that I'm no artist.)

4. Let the puff paint dry completely, then take it to an area where you can spray paint it.

Spray the entire plate with a plastic primer. (Krylon has a good one.) Once the primer has dried, spray the entire plate with the color of your choice. When dry, spray the whole thing with a high gloss clear coating. The more coats of the gloss, the more it will look like ceramic.
There are a few more coats of gloss that I would like to add. I'm also toying with the idea of painting in the center with chalkboard paint, or possibly cutting some vinyl with out last name, or "welcome" or a bible verse.
The point is, that any ugly old platter can be brought up to date and incorporated into your decor.
Have fun!
Thanks for having me Alison!
Want to see more of Viv?  Here are some more clever ideas you can find on her blog:
Did you know you could spray paint tissue paper?!  I didn't.  Viv is full of fun tips like this.
I love that Viv is a Halloween nut!  You'll have to check out her Halloween party from last year.
Thanks for this great ideas, Viv!!
Enjoy your day!

Don't forget to check out today's Creative Carousel project!  Craftaholics Anonymous is sharing her mini paper pumpkins!
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  1. What a smarty pants Viv is. I never would have thought to do this!

  2. Thanks for having me! 🙂

  3. This is such a great idea Viv!! I have a bunch of not-so-attractive plates that I’ve been saving. This would be so fun to do!!

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