I recently got some new bowls and plates and was about to drop off the old ones at Goodwill, when I realized I could have some fun painting them. I started out by painting the plates a brown color, and when it was mostly dry I used a paper towel to scrape off about half of it (scraping it towards the outside edge). That way, when I painted the yellow and teal on top it had a distressed look underneath. Once that layer was dry I used sandpaper to rough up the ridges. Then I used a white acrylic paint pen to draw the design in the middle. Lastly I sprayed the whole thing with clear sealant and threw some glitter on it. 😉 I’ve still got about twice as many plates left, and I might just throw in some other colors as well and put up a whole wall of painted plates!
I am a big fan of pearls. There are so many possibilities with freshwater pearls- they come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Even so, I tend to gravitate towards the whites or creams or pale pinks. Those are my favorite! I found inspiration for my necklace below from this Sundance necklace. I really love the Sundance style but don’t have the money to buy the jewelry, so I like to recreate it for a reasonable cost. This necklace cost under $10 to make! The chain was repurposed so that made it even better.
I attached three pearls to each other using a jump ring, then I attached three clusters of pearls to three different places on the brass link. I made five of those. Then I attached them all together using jump rings and then attached the strand of pearls to a large decorative brass headpin on each end. I finished it by putting a double chain on each side and closed it with the hook and eye clasp. Love it!
I found a super cute framed hairbow holder here at Mom & Wife and couldn’t wait to make one! I bought these white plastered open back picture frames at Hobby Lobby and decided to have some fun painting them. I ended up making two- one for a friend who was having a baby and one for my own little girl.