Thrift Shop Primitive Platter Makeover


From this photo you can't tell that this platter is 21 1/2" in diameter.  It's quite large.  I found this primitive style resin platter at a local thrift shop recently.  I used to be a huge fan of prim country, but lately I have lightened up my country style to be more in line with farmhouse style.


First, I base coated the platter with Rustoleum American Accents in Canyon Black.  Just one coat.  Then I brushed on two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  I wet distressed the chalk paint with a terry rag.  This way only the chalk paint comes off and not the black undercoat.

I decided to stencil the platter with the Lunch Fresh n' Hot Stencil from *Old Sign Stencils.  I used the arrow from the Winter Graphics Stencil under the Lunch stencil.  I pounced on the lettering with a large natural bristle stencil brush and black craft paint.


I sealed my stencil and chalk paint with Varathane Matte Water Based Poly.  I then drilled two holes at near the top of the platter and pulled through a torn strip of unbleached, coarse weave muslin for hanging.

Upcycled Thrift Shop Prim Country Platter organizedclutter.net


Upcycled Thrift Shop Prim Country Platter organizedclutter.net
There are lots of upcycling opportunities to be found at the thrift shop!

Upcycled Thrift Shop Prim Country Platter organizedclutter.net
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.






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5 comments:

  1. Carlene, I just ADORE this project! The fact that you're dishing out lunch on a plate? Even BETTER! :) So creative, AND beautiful!

    And always, thank you for your generous mention of the stencils!

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  2. That's a perfect way to re-use that plaque! It turned out great!

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  3. Love this upcycle!!

    Blessings..
    Sherri

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