Easy DIY Plate Decor

BEFORE DIY PLATE

My mother recently had some parts of their home re-painted a different color and the plates she had on display no longer matched her walls. She search many places to find some but didn’t have any luck. She remembered how I am always up to some kind of diy and asked if I could do something for her. She provided me with two plates that are shown in the above picture. Of course I took on the job and went out to Michael’s and bought Gold Craftsmart Metallic Paint and the rest of supplies I had on hand already (paint brushes in different sizes). 

Once things settled at home and the kids went to bed I search the net (google), found some ideas but nothing that hit me enough to do. As I was sitting at my desk looking at the plate I got the idea to paint the whole plate gold. It needed about 3 coats. Yes, it was a really late night, but I couldn’t sleep til the job was done. While waiting in between coats I worked on my own projects to help pass time. Once all coats were done and the paint was dry I took the top of a skinny paint brush to scratch out the gold and made my own design just by random selecting spots.It was a quick turn out. I took more time with certain parts as I didn’t want to mess it up. 

I think it turned out nicely & my mom liked it so job done. The picture below shows the finished product.

DIY PLATE AFTER

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