Monday, June 7, 2010

Initial Platter

I found this old, ugly platter a few months ago at a garage sale for $1 and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

I knew I'd be decorating Fritter's "big" girl room when we moved in our new house, so I wanted to make an initial platter to hang over her bed!

So I sprayed painted it a fun pink color:

and it came out like this:

So much better! :-)

Then I wrote out a big "A" out on a sheet of paper, then set carbon paper underneath it & traced it onto the platter.

Then you have a great stencil to paint on.
Then I got a matching turquoise craft paint & painted it on with a small paintbrush.
And you have this:

I then added some matching fabric scraps to make a hanger and tied it with a bow & hot glued it to the back! I love it over her bed & think it goes perfectly!

So for about $2-3 I made a super fun intial platter to hang over her bed! :-)

More pics of her room makeover coming soon!

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  1. Cute idea Stacey! You are so creative! I need to start going garage selling!

  2. that is great! Creative, Pretty and oh so simple!! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  3. Oh, i love Anna's bedding. It's beautiful. Can't wait to see more

  4. What a great transformation, I love the pink and turquoise together! I love using carbon paper, it makes it so easy to personalize stuff.

  5. Very pretty! I'm sure your little Fritter must love that!

  6. That is great! I love anything with initals on it! (I also love cheap garage sale finds!)

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  7. It was the perfect shape, the perfect size, and you turned it into the perfect adornment for her room. Love it..Thank you for linking this "bragable" to the Boardwalk Bragfest.


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