A Small Project: The Monogrammed Plate, I gave it a try . . .

by - Saturday, January 09, 2010


As I’ve spent the past few months scouring through inspirational blogs, I’ve kept an inspiration folder of project’s that I’d like to try someday.  Well my friends, this monogrammed plate was numero uno on my list!  There have been several monogrammed plates floating around blogland, but it was Melissa’s from 320 Sycamore and Beth’s from The Stories of A to Z  that I got my inspiration from. 


So my project began with these:



$2.99 decorative plate hangers, from?? You guessed it, Goodwill.  (please pretend that you don’t see the horrible, ugly floors of our rental home as a back drop).




I didn’t like their silver-ish color, so I spray painted them, (along with some jar lids) with some good ol’ Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.




Then, I spray painted some plates, just as Melissa and Beth did.  These plates were from Goodwill as well for $.49 a plate, and I’m telling you I see this style plate there every time I go (and I go A LOT!) They were already a creamy white, but had some scratch marks in the centers, so I just had to give them a light spraying. 



Next, I went napkin searching at Marshall’s, to find these beautiful cocktail napkins like the one’s Melissa used, but they came in a pack with a wine bottle stopper for $9.99 and I just was not willing to pay that much, so I decided to go the route that Beth, from The Stories of A to Z did here and printed out an “A” in Word.



I then began my very first modge podge attempt, well knock off modge podge (watered down Elmer’s glue).  And it wasn’t so bad, except for the fact that I used a little too much and the ink started to run on my “A”.   If I were to attempt a project like this again in the future (which I know I will), I will either A.) Seal my printed letter with a spray sealant prior to modge podging (is that a word?) it  or B.) Try using scrapbook paper like Beth did or a monogrammed napkin as Melissa did.  Both of their versions of the monogrammed plates came out AWESOME, you have to check them out.




I’m rather pleased with the way it turned out, just wish it wasn’t camouflaged with my builder beige walls :)



If you desire to make one of these beauties, check out Melissa and Beth’s monogrammed plate tutorial’s.

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  1. Thanks for the linky love girl and I think your plate turned out fab. I wish I had a fabulous suggestion for you as to how to make your plate stand out more, but I'm feeling horribly uncreative at the moment. Sorry!

  2. Your plate looks great! I remember the apartments we lived in and how much the builder beige drove me crazy! Hang in there!


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