Sunday, April 3, 2011

Monogrammed Plate

So, I have been really wanting a pretty little white plate to monogram for quite some time. Last week I went to Estate Specialists downtown and stumbled across this gorgeous scalloped plate. And it was only $1! So I snatched that puppy up and brought it home. I actually used it for my event on Sunday to hold my business cards!
My friend Priscilla also wanted to monogram a plate as a wedding gift for her father. So after work the other day, she ran home and grabbed the little bebe boy and we got to it. There was even a bag, yes a bag, of cake made by Linda Hall! It was delicious too. :) I mean, who can craft without cake?
So, the initial plan was to use a sharpie to write the letters on, and then spray the plate with clear glaze to seal it in. And then I remembered our monogram stamp that I am in love with and decided to give that a try. We had pretty silver ink to use and all. How lovely! Easy peezay, right?
 So I stamped it. And it was missing spots of the stamp. Wiped the plate off. dried it. inked the stamp. tried again. Oops! Stamp slid. Wiped the plate off. dried it. inked the stamp. tried again. It was crooked. Wiped the plate off. dried it. inked the stamp. tried again. Parts were not touching. This repeated about 30 times, I kid you not. But I really liked the silver and I didn't want to give up!
Finally, I caved. I got sick of it. So I outlined it with a fine point sharpie, wiped the silver out, and filled it in. It was not quite as pretty as the silver, but it was still workable. I didn't hate it.
So I grabbed our can of this wonderful stuff (love me some Krylon!) and got to spraying. Whew did it stink!
Here's what I got: 
 From a distance, it looks awesome! Crisp and pretty.
Up close you can tell, the ink spread a little when I sprayed it. But oh well. Who will be looking that close anyway? Perfection is impossible anyway! Life is too short.....Or I am just unable to redo it. Oh well. It is pretty and monogramed and I love it. However, I don't think I recommend using a sharpie. Paint would have been better. There's always next time!


  1. I love that!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. I want to hang a white big plate over my pantry door with something on it... like "enjoy"... have no clue as to how to do it... but you've given me a springboard, thanks :)

  3. Hi, I am a new follower I love the blog! I also like the plate! Hey at least you tried right?? Noone has to know just hang it or set it high enough so no one can see the little mistake! =)


  4. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This project is brilliant and I love how personalized it is. Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

  5. It works for me! It'll look nice propped up on an easel sitting on a buffet or bookshelf. Very nice monogram, too.


  6. Looks good to me. Thanks for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

  7. Such an easy peasy idea!! It's imperfection makes is that much better. :) Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft & other great ideas. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

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