Thrift Shop Primitive Platter Makeover

February 05, 2017

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

 Update:  I removed the muslin and added a jute hanger.

I like it better this way!
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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!

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

  3. Love this upcycle!!



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