Sunday, 14 June 2015

DIY art from thrift store plates

Plates make great wall art but only if they are nice to look at. I’m not talking your Grandmothers collector plates, you know the ones, with Norman Rockwell scenes or cheesy souvenir plates from the one time she went to the big city.

I’m talking about interesting plates, full of pattern or colour or design, like these Anthropologie plates that I found and framed

Framed plates

I had a credit for Ikea so I only had to pay for one more frame, making the entire purchase more doable.

The set is Anthropologie’s From The Deep dinnerware, each side plate is $14(US), my set of four for $14.99(CDN)!

Framed plates

I used Ribba frames and flipped the matting over as it is a bright white rather than a creamy white. I used 12x12 scrapbook paper, taped in the opening, then double sided tape to adhere the entire thing to the frame backing

Finally, I glued the plate to the scrapbook paper using Gorilla glue.

Aligning the frames to have equal distance from one another was a bit of job for this math challenged ding dong

Looking at Anthropologies site, I think these would also be fun and colourful.

Nature Plate

Or use plates that have a great shape, like this fish plate that I posted about here

Off to see what treasure awaits for me and the thrift store today.

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