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Pretty Gold Painted Plates in Three Easy Steps

These pretty vintage themed painted plates are SO easy to make.They’re perfect for a holiday or an elegant party place setting!

Pretty Gold Painted PlatesHappy November! This is Liz from The Pretty Life Girls and I’m so excited to show you how I upcycled some vintage plates from the thrift store to add a personal touch to my Thanksgiving table.

Once Halloween is over I have visions of turkey dancing in my head so I started to think about making my place settings extra special this year.

After visiting my local thrift store and finding a few gorgeous vintage plates (I got 8 plates for $4.47!) I decided I wanted to give them a little bit of a modern twist. Here’s what I did.


Easy Painted Plates

Gather These Supplies

  • Ceramic Plates (I got mine at Goodwill)
  • Glass Paint (I used Martha Stewart brand from Michaels. Note: These paints are non-toxic and meant for ceramic/glass but have not been declared food-grade safe. Be sure to read to your labels to find the paint that is right for your project.)
  • Paint Brush
  • Painter’s Tape
  • An oven

PicMonkey Collageplates2 Learn how to upcycle thrift store plates with glass paint!Instructions

  1. To give your plates the appearance of being dipped, tape off half or a quart of the plate using painter’s tape.
  2. Paint! It took me 3-4 coats of paint to get the coverage I wanted. Let you coats dry to the touch in between each coat.
  3. Once you have finished your last coat of paint, let them air dry for one hour and then bake in your oven according to your paint instructions. Bake times and temperatures will vary by brand.
  4. Let plates cool completely in the oven.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with how my painted plates turned out and it was SO easy. I plan to use this set as decor and make a food-safe set for dinner. Since plate-thrift shopping is super affordable, the possibilities are endless!

Learn how to upcycle thrift store plates with glass paint! Learn how to upcycle thrift store plates with glass paint! Learn how to upcycle thrift store plates with glass paint!Yep, your Thanksgiving table is gonna be FAB! Now, be sure to come and visit my sister and me as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls.

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