Mark Montano loves colorful, vintage Marimekko patterns. However, the only way to get his hands on them would be to hunt down pieces one-by-one at thrift stores and on eBay. Instead, Mark decided to make his own dishwasher-safe dinnerware using dollar store dishes and gloss enamels. I honestly can hardly tell Mark’s handpainted plates from […Read More]
Mark Montano shares the perfect way to add a pop of color to your table – with abstract painted dishes! Not only do these dishes double as art, but they are incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. Simply grab some white plates and mugs from the thrift store or dollar store and get painting! By […Read More]
Anthropologie’s fun, colorful confetti glasses have caught the eye of many DIYers. Cassie from Kent Heartstrings sure couldn’t resist these pretties; however, the steep price tag was more than she wanted to pay. She says, “…$30? Paaalease. I don’t have that kind of money, but a few bucks into thrift store glasses and a package […Read More]
Your typical drinking glass may be functional, but it’s definitely not fun. Kelsey from P.S. Heart shows just how simple it is to transform those boring old glasses into festive and fun glasses. Kelsey says that glass paints worked like a dream. All she had to do was dot away, allowing each color to dry in between application. Now Kelsey has a new set of “party cups” that are perfect for her next get-together.
Merrill, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, has been dreaming about owning some Kate Spade polka dot plates for what feels like her entire life. But does anyone actually need plates that cost $140 for a set of five? That’s where Merrill’s “alternative plan” comes into play that involves dollar store plates, glass paint, and paper hole reinforcement stickers for that perfect polka dot. Merrill says, “Lesson learned: Never buy something for $140 when you can make it for $5! Merrill:1 Kate Spade: 0”
Morena over at Morena’s Corner went a little wild with her Christmas décor this year by creating a couple of fun animal print ornaments for her tree. Morena stenciled the safari design onto a glass ornament using glass paints to create this unique ornament. Morena says, “No elves, snow, or bright colors on this ornament. Just elegantly painted glass in a pattern that’s very trendy right now.”
Kelly from Eclectically Vintage came up with a solution for the lineup of glasses on her counter each day. Using a stencil and glass paint, Kelly created a custom glass with initials for each member of her family. Now there’s no question whose glass is whose!
Would you ever believe this mug was painted? Amazingly, it is! Morena from Morena’s Corner painted this beautiful butterfly and flower design using adhesive silk screens and glass paint from Martha Stewart. With cooler weather approaching, you can never have too many mugs for hot tea and cocoa. I also think these would make great gifts!