Good Morning! and yes it is just beautiful here at PineRidge Hills!
Summer has finally arrived with all its sweet breezes and green as far as the eye can see….although they are calling for clouds this afternoon…..never know what kind of weather you’ll get up here on the mountain!
But for now I’ll take the sun-drenched mornings…….
Everything in the front is doing well….now we just need to finish the landscaping! During the holiday weekend I’ll get the urns in the front planted….I think I’ll do red Geraniums with Vinca hanging down…..and the wagon will go in front of the Kousa filled with daisies and petunias…..
Now let’s head inside and start our project!
I love to peruse through all the wonderful blogs and see all the creative Tablescapes that these talented women come up with! I often wonder – where do you keep them all? I only have a few “Extra” dishes and I’m ready to utilize under the bed space! Not to mention the cost of those that I would love to have…….my watchlist on Ebay is four pages long! and Marshall’s & HomeGoods keep calling my name! So I decided to try my hand at making designer plates out of a set of glass salad plates I purchased at the dollar store…..What do you think? and they are usable!……………
as you will see in tomorrow’s tablescape! I even used the bits of fabric I had left over for the napkin rings..
I saw Susan, from “Between Naps On The Porch” do this and thought I would give it a try…….Now here is how I made them:
First I bought two Fat Squares from the quilting section at Walmart ; .97 cents each…..each square will do two 8″ salad plates.
The plates were 2 for $1.00 at the Dollar Store…….I already had the Mod Podge…..so this cost me $3.94 for four “Not so ordinary” plates…..
I started by laying a thick coat of Mod Podge to the backside of the plate, it dries fast so have the fabric ready…then lay the fabric – Rightside down to the back of the plate and smooth in place – I used my small spatula to get any wrinkles out. Then coat the fabric with another layer of Mod Podge and place on a jar or a bowl……
I let mine dry over night just so they would be totally dry….then I just cut off the edge of extra fabric and…Ta-Da!!!
Now I’m on a roll! The next time I find a designer remnant of fabric at the store, or a set of napkins I can make my dishes to match! The idea’s are endless!
I used, as Susan suggested, a coating of Kyrlon “MAKE IT LAST” spray clear sealer….I washed them with no problem!
And here they are all done and waiting for Thursday’s tablescape!