Good Friday morning y’all! I don’t know about where you all are, but here in North Texas we’ve been experiencing Spring like weather. After the frozen Tundra of a few weeks ago, the weather is so welcome. Since I’ve been dreaming of Spring, I’ve been thinking about my Easter table. While it won’t be like it has been in years past, I’m still trying to make it special. I was planing how I wanted my table to look when I came across these beautiful pink and white charger plates.
They had me at Buffalo check.
And then I saw the price and kept on scrolling.
However, I kept thinking about them.
How pretty they were and how cute they would look with my spring centerpiece.( you can see the video here)
Which got me to thinking, could I make them?
I had 4 chargers that I had painted white some time ago.
Which was perfect for my base paint color.
Make a grid for your plaid pattern.
Find the center of the charger plate.
Once you’ve done that, lightly draw a line down the center.
From there you will mark lines 2″ apart.
Then turn your plate 180 degrees and mark your charger the same way.
This will make your grid for the check pattern.
Tape the charger plate.
Following your grid pattern, tape off every two inches.
Do this vertically, but not horizontally.
Paint your first set of stripes.
Before painting, be sure to burnish the edges of your tape to prevent any paint leaking underneath it!
Then give the non-taped off area a light coat of paint.
Let the paint dry.
After the paint has dried, give the same painted area another coat of paint.
Now, at this point remove the tape and give the plate another 180.
You can tape the lines off again – but be very sure that the paint has thoroughly dried OR the area you just painted will peel off.
Or, I found that it was just as easy to paint the next set of stripes without using tape.
Add gold to the rim of the charger plate.
Once the next set of stripes has dried it’s time to add the gold on the rim.
This was the part that I wasn’t too sure about.
Honestly, it turned out to be so much easier than I thought.
I chose a flat brush the width that I wanted my gold edging to be, loaded the brush with gold paint, then started painting.
TIP: I found that if the outside of the brush lined up with the outside of the plate and I didn’t put too much pressure on the brush it was super easy to paint this edging.
This is what my pink and white charger plate looked like when I was done painting.
Not too shabby!
I chose to go with a darker pink paint that matched my napkins that I planned to use, but other than the color I think they are a good dupe for my inspiration chargers!
I gave my pink and white charger plates a good spray of this Triple Thick Clear Glaze.
I love how shiny it makes them as well as protects the paint.
Which I definitely wanted to do after spending the time to paint them!
The best part?
They turned out looking exactly like I wanted them to with the rest of my Easter table.
Here’s a sneak peek!
So, would I spend the time to make them again or splurge and buy them?
I definitely would make the pink and white charger plates again!
Until next time….