DIY | speckled tableware4.07.2016
if you're a sucker for an easy makeover then i have the project for you- speckled plates! my cupboards are filled with boring white dinnerware and i wanted to try my hand at another plate painting project. (plus it was a great excuse to eat ALL the olives and mozzarella, mmm.)
the last time i painted plates i used an abstract brushstroke design and i loved how simple it was, well this version is even more minimal so if you're into all things monochrome read on and I'll show you how to make them!
plain white plates/cups/bowls
paintbrush or an old toothbrush
1. first you need to cover up half your plate so it stays free from paint. cover half of the plate with cling film then apply a strip of sellotape/masking tape down the middle to keep it in place. this line of tape will give you a nice clean line once it's removed.
cover your work surface with newspaper so it doesn't get covered with paint spatter (you'll be surprised how far paint can spray!)
2. dip your brush head into the paint, point it at the plate and drag your finger or thumb over the bristles to splatter the paint onto the surface. keep going until you're happy with the pattern! alternate between spraying closer/further away to vary the size of the droplets.
3. remove the cling film and sellotape and bake your plates in the oven to finish (follow the manufacturers instructions.) don't take them out of the oven when the time is up, switch off your oven and let them cool down slowly before you remove them.
pile up your snazzy new plates with lots of treats..
seriously though, how easy it this project? i also speckled some cups to match but i forgot to take any pictures of them (you might spot a little of them in the above photos if you look closely.)
i'm really pleased with how they turned out (not so pleased i ate all of the props.)