Hi everyone! I hope you had a nice week-end. I took a quick trip out to my booth at the Gristmill Antique Center on Friday and popped into a couple of thrift stores along the way. I managed to pick up a few vintage items; if you stop back in tomorrow, I’ll give you a peek. I also had the chance over the week-end to work on a couple of projects. One of them, a real quickie (or as Dianne at Deanie’s Stash calls them, a “quick-over”), involved a vintage enamelware plate, a letter stencil, and some craft paint.
It’s not a complicated project, but I’m hoping to put together a gallery wall in my kitchen, and I thought it might make a nice addition.
It all started with this simple spattered, enamel plate–an estate sale find.
It’s a little rough around the edges, but perfect for a project.
And it looks great with other rustic pieces, like my bread boards.
I chose a simple, 4″ stencil and applied acrylic craft paint with a dollar store make-up sponge.
I used 6″ letters I bought at Hobby Lobby for just $2.99. I’ve more than gotten my money’s worth out of them. Check out these posts: a Clock Face Table, a”Gather” Sign, and a “Market” Sign on a Cupboard Door.
Use ordinary craft paint and a make-up sponge. [Dip the base of the sponge into the paint, pounce off most of the paint (you’re going for a “dry brush” state), and pounce onto your stencil.]
Because I might want to use the vintage plate for something else in the future, I didn’t seal my “artwork.” If I had wanted to make it more permanent, I would have given it a coat of glossy polyurethane.
This is the wall I may use it on, but not in this formation. I’ve just been throwing up all kinds of projects for various “photo shoots.” I don’t know what I’ll eventually settle on.
I kind of like it sitting with my bread boards. (Are you sick of them yet? They are my go-to, pre-staged location for shots of new projects.)
You would be hard-pressed to find a simpler project than this one.
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