Years ago, as a wedding gift, we received a decorative plate with our engagement picture on it. I never really loved our engagement pictures so that was the first strike against it. I could tell my husband hated it--strike 2. And strike 3? It just wasn't our style.
With all of that said I still hung on to it--somewhere buried in a drawer or box. We couldn't really give it away (it did have our faces on it) and it somehow felt wrong to throw it away. But I knew it had potential.
I recently found a calling for this little plate I've been keeping around for nearly 10 years. It was going to decorate my kitchen--with a few modifications of course.
First, I gave it several coats of spray paint. It took quite a few to get to the point where our faces didn't show through.
After I had spent all day painting and waiting for paint to dry between coats I used my Silhouette to cut out a "C".
Can I tell you how much better I like this plate now?! I love it!
And it has finally found a home instead of being tucked into a dark box.