There has been a WHOLE lot of upcycling going on around here this summer. But this, this upcycling project might just be my favorite! Not to mention the most practical 🙂 I took some ugly, old, fuddy-duddy-ish dishes from the thrift store and I gave them a whole new life! Aren’t these upcycled thrift store dishes just fabulous?!?!?
Its amazing what kind of weird, strange and unusual shaped dishes you can find! I knew as soon as I saw that Texas shaped dish I had to have it! And it didn’t take me long to find a few others that were perfect!
I only wish I had remembered to take a photo of these once hideous dishes. Opps! #bloggerfail
For each dish, I thoroughly washed and de-greased where necessary. Then it was time for the fun part!
I grabbed some Krylon white spraypaint and with a few quick coats, the old icky was gone and the new pretty was well on its way!
For this Texas dish, I used a gold paint pen to bring the raised text back to life in a much classier way. I realize this used to be an ashtray, but now its a spare change catcher!
This little dish had a weird little hand painting on it, but I knew just what to do to take it from weird to fabulous! After the spray paint had dried, I took one of the 1 inch golden pineapple decals that Sip Simmer Serve sent me, and it was the perfect addition!
This one! This particular upcycled thrift store dish is definitely my favorite of the bunch! Once the spray paint was dry on this one, I used an emanel based teal paint on the inside of the dish (took 3 coats) and then embellished with it with some gold dots and edging. Its the PERFECT washi tape holder and I am in LOVE!
In case you couldn’t tell, these upcycled thrift store dishes are a hit around here… pretty sure I’ll be scoping out the local thrift stores again soon and giving some more awkward dishes a new life!