Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rustoleum ReVamp: Plates & Other Projects Too!

I love the challenges that the Shanty 2 Chic sisters pose from time to time. When I saw that they were doing a Rust-oleum challenge an idea from the back burners got moved up!

Faux Ceramic Plates
 Fake 'em cause you don't want to break 'em ceramic plates!

Some time ago the Nester posted this photo/post of her bed with plates hung over it. I remember thinking that it was crazy pretty, but that I'd have to be pretty crazy to put plates over my bed. You see, I live in an earthquake zone and while I don't worry  much about "the big one," I also don't invite disaster by hanging ceramics over my sleeping head.

Fast forward a few hundred decorating blogs later and I have come to learn that there isn't anything that can't be revamped with spray paint.So, I began collecting lightweight trays and plates to transform.

All of these came from the dollar store. Some are plastic chargers. One of the silver ones is a flimsy party tray barely thicker than a paper plate. With a little Gloss Ivory, American Accents Oregano and Satin Shell White they have all been transformed!

 Night Painting
Well almost all, I decided last minute that I needed more and made an emergency run to the 99 Cents Only store before church this morning. One thing lead to another and here I am10 PM spray painting on the balcony. See the city lights in the distance?

My plan is to use 3M Command strips to hang them over my bed, but in the meantime, I am playing with arrangements over my fireplace.
 Fancy Plate Hanger
My impromptu plate hangers-paperclips and tape!

Obviously, real ceramic plates have more depth of color. Still, I think these are a pretty close second. Especially hung high over a bed. Who's gonna get close enough to see?

Other projects using Rust-oleum Products:
Finished Fridge Makeover
Last year I painted my old mis-matched fridge with Rust-oleum Chalkboard paint (roll on, not spray paint) and I *loved* the result. Sadly, the fridge died about 6 months later. RIP dear old fridge.I am so tempted to paint my new one. Full story here.

TV Tray Makeover
 I transformed this old rusty $1 tray table with Rust-oleum American Accents Seaside Green. This may just be my favorite color of all time. It is exactly the color of jadeite pottery and the tables and chairs at the Fairfax Farmers Market. It's vintage, but not too sweet and seafoamy. Love, love, love!

Play Kitchen: Side ViewStove TopThe Conter Top
Last, but hardly the least, I have made three play kitchens with genuine faux granite counter tops thanks Rust-oleum Stone Spray Paint! This is my play kitchen story.

And, just 'cause I know the folks at Rust-oleum are reading this, my favorite place in LA to buy Rust-oleum products is OSH. They are just the nicest, most helpful, fully stocked spray paint store in town! Love them too.

Now, I am off to join the rest of the party and see what else is gett'n sprayed!

Shanty 2 Chic


happileah said...

What a great idea, you can't even tell that they're not 'real' plates. I hung plates a few days ago & the thought of them crashing to peices seems to be on my mind, often.

trish said...

All of your projects looks wonderful!
You have such a good eye for creativity!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

laterg8r said...

love your revamps - esp the plate idea :D

Nutsy Coco said...

Great idea! I love how the plates turned out!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Those plates turned out great! I LOVE spray paint too. Your tray table reminds me of the "TV trays" my grandparents always ate on! Thanks for sharing your projects!

Mel said...

Brilliant idea with the plates. I'm all about the cheap.

Wendy said...

I had so much fun reading your post! What a great idea with the dollar store plates!
I love your frig. idea! I don't know if I could talk Tony into it!
I love the play kitchen! What a great idea! I am going to send some of my friends over to check it out! love it!!

Katie Lewis said...

This plate idea is totally cool. They are so pretty. And I am all for not having things fall on my head in the middle of the night.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

They look great!

I am scared to put nice plates on the wall, too. We're safe from earthquakes, but sometimes it feels like an earthquake, or maybe a herd of elephants, when my kids run through the house! With it being off the ground, things shake!