If you read last week’s Open Shelving in the Kitchen, I shared the newly added shelves with red plates. This week I’m sharing with you how to get your own red plates without spending a bunch of money.
When I installed the shelves I wanted to store my everyday red plates on the shelves but doing so creates a really big problem, they won’t be able to reach all of the shelves. With my husband being in a wheelchair and my youngest less than 5 feet tall, it’s not realistic.
I decided to leave my everyday plates inside the cabinets and use show plates for my shelves. But, who wants to go out and buy more place setting to display on shelves if you don’t have to.
A super easy and inexpensive fix to achieve the look is to spray paint thrift store plates. Now keep in mind the plates are not usable after adding the paint.
I browsed our local Goodwill store looking for plates and bowls with decorative edges. Remember, the design and color won’t matter after they’re painted.
I purchased dinner plates, salad plates, various cups and a set of salt & pepper shakers. Oh, and one medium size pitcher.
After, I purchased the show plates, I looked for spray paint the same color of my everyday plates. I want to be able to mix and match in the kitchen as much as possible.
I gave each piece two coats of spray paint and allowed them to dry.
After the plates dried, I arranged them till I was happy with their arrangement.
Then, step back and enjoy the pop of color!
I’m loving the newly decorated space. Now on to the next kitchen remodeling project.
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