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HOW TO CREATE SEASONAL DINNERWARE

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How to create seasonal dinnerware for all those tablescape goals

It started with where to find navy plates for my summer tablescapes. The boys (men) in my life have no idea what I am talking about right now. One of them is Googling tablescapes. I wanted seasonal dinnerware that didn’t dip into my Nordstrom semi-annual sale fund. I wanted seasonal dinnerware for my tablescapes.

After Mother’s day, we are pretty much into summer. With three patriotic holidays between May and September, I wanted a dinnerware hack where I could set the dining room (or patio table) and celebrate the summer. My girlfriend keeps her tablescape simple with a red/white/blue table all summer.

 

Faced with a challenge to find blue plates and not spend Pottery Barn money I found a workaround that might just work for all of dish fanatics.  t

HOW TO CREATE SEASONAL DINNERWARE IN 3 STEPS

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Before we get to the steps let’s run through the supply list.

SUPPLY LIST

  • Glass plates. I bought these plates (Made in the USA) years ago. I may have bought them before Amazon. ;0)  Or, take a girlfriend and look for glass dinnerware pieces at thrift stores.
  • Paint. I used Latex paint because I am not using this dinnerware to serve food, but to create seasonal dinnerware.
  • Foam brush. Do as I suggest not as I did. I used a paintbrush, but a foam brush would eliminate the streaks.

HOW TO CREATE SEASONAL DINNERWARE IN 3 STEPS

  1. Clean the glass plates (obviously).
  2. Paint the backside of the plate. This is to add fun dinnerware and layers to your tablescape. Please don’t serve a salad with a dollop of Hale Navy paint.      #wink                                                                                                                                                       3. Let dry. Repeat.

That’s it! Now I know you are probably asking why did Laura use latex paint and not oil-based paint? I used oil-based paint pens when I decorated these plates?

But I knew once I washed these plates the navy paint would wear off and I could either touch them up or paint them a different color.

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Tip: Don’t run these in the dishwasher where the acrylic paint might clog your filter. Just wash with soap and water first. 

I really had fun with this simple, thrifty idea to create seasonal dinnerware.

For me, it is not practical or budget-friendly to buy eight dinner or salad plates for every season, holiday or color scheme.

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Tip: If you layer your plates you can save by my ordering the appetizer size glass plates. 

Think of all the fun colors and designs you can create on the appetizer, salad or dinner plates.

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This is a fun way to add color to the table and I am limited only by imagination (and skills). #wink

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  1. Those look really pretty! It doesn’t look like Hale Navy. Is that what color you used? I think pink would look great in your home with the navy! I love the tulip canvas kit you made against the Hale Navy paint in the study! So pretty!

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