Thrift Store Centerpiece DIY…

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

Hi!  I hope everyone had a good weekend!  I did some shopping around and ended up in Pottery Barn (yesterday’s post) and Pier 1 Imports today and came across this caddy of buffet style serving dishes for $18.95.  Cute, right?  But these strike me as the kind of thing someone gives you as a house warming gift and then ends up at the Goodwill a year later.

 

Case in point…today at my local Goodwill I found these!

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

Honestly, I know I would never use this set up to serve snacks or food and the colors aren’t great but I couldn’t help myself…I bought them for $4.99.

First thing to fix; the colors! Martha Stewart makes a line of paints for glass and ceramics sold at Michael’s for $3.50 a bottle…a little of this goes a long way.  I picked up yellow and blue in an opaque finish to achieve full coverage on the dishes.

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

To begin, I washed and dried them.  I painted a single coat on each dish and allowed them to dry for about an hour.  After a second coat the painting was done!  To set, Martha Stewart’s craft team suggests that you either cure the dish for 21 days or bake in an oven set at 350 for 30 minutes.  I considered waiting a month to set the paint but then decided 30 minutes in the oven sounded a lot easier : )

Still not convinced I would use these for food service I started thinking about what else I could do with them.  I did a post on centerpieces a few days ago and I love the blue and yellow color combo for Spring, so I came up with this…

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

My husband was kind enough to grab me a few small plants from our local Lowe’s store and they fit perfectly into the serving dishes!  I love it!  Bringing plants into the house and onto the table instantly makes it feel more like Spring.

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

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2 thoughts on “Thrift Store Centerpiece DIY…

  1. This is beautiful! Can’t tell you how many Goodwill items I have passed up due to the color being not what I wanted!! And love that Spring is just around the corner! Thanks for sharing…you are so creative!

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