{Tutorial Tuesday} Re-Painting a Ceramic Plate

posted on: Monday, January 10, 2011

So I love inheriting furniture pieces and home decor. Okay, maybe I actually begged and pleaded for my sis to give me this piece.
This ceramic plate once sat in our old house (it was actually our college pad...it was dope)...Kambrie (sis) was all into red, mustard, and black. My house is neither red, mustard, or black....so the plate needed to be revamped in a major way. So when she finally gave in and gave it to me I already had a vision of what it would like and where it would go in my house.

Once I had cleaned and dried the plate I then applied enamel paint that I picked up from Johanns. I made sure to buy paint specific for ceramics. Once I had painted the plate I then baked it in the oven for 30 minutes.

Important little fact: don't be like me and open the oven door while the ceramic is baking...the acid from the paint will burn the hello goodness out of your eyes. Also, once the plate finishes baking, make sure you leave it in there to cool.

I then put the "new" piece in our living room. Purdy, huh?

Plate: Free
Paint: $6.00
Time: 2 hours
Look: Good as new.

24 comments:

  1. Oooh, it looks gorgeous! Thanks for the great tips!

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  2. 1--Had no idea this could be done, so that is super cool! Thanks!

    2--your whole "burn the hello goodness" had me cracking up laughing. I'll have to remember that! :)

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  3. It turned out gorgeous- I love the new colors!

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  4. Those colors are to die for! I love it!

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  5. I am in love with this! I love love love the new colors. I saw your post over at the Glam Party. I'm a new follower by the way, great blog. I now need to find myself a plate like this to re-do.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  6. It's gorgeous! I love the new look, it's a lot more my personal style too.

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  7. This is gorgeous - I LOVE it - what a neat idea, now if I see a plate that i like that has colors I don't like - well I can paint it! Great tutorial - I am stumbling this!

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  8. Great idea. I've painted blank ceramic before, but I'd never thought to repaint over an already existing pattern. It turned out nicely too!

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  9. wow you did a great job! It looks store-worthy!
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  10. Very pretty! I haven't tried Enamels yet, come to think of it. They're now on my Must-Try List!

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and share it on Passion for Paint!

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  11. What a beautiful plate! Great job!

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  12. This is such a great idea! Please keep up the good works =)

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  13. Very cute! I would have never thought to repaint a plant but I love the colors you chose!
    Thanks for linking this up today! :D

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jennifer

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  14. Genius! I had no idea you could do that! I also cracked up over the "hello goodness"! Found you on FTF A Few of my Favorite Things.

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  15. I didn't know they made ceramic paints. That looks so great!

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  16. Oh I love it!! This is such a good idea!

    www.mommamegscraftycrap.blogspot.com

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  17. I had no idea you could repaint ceramic! So happy I stumbled upon this, thanks for sharing! (Esp the part about the burning eyes, I would have done the same thing.)

    Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your blog looks great! My first time here as I searched for ceramic painting information.. I am getting ready to start my painting project soon. Thanks for sharing! I have bookmarked your blog and will be checking in again! Have fun with your projects! Thanks again.

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  19. And yes, a very pretty plate. Looks so good! :-)

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  20. HI..have a question...is the painted plate food safe...can one serve cookies on it without the paint releasing nasty toxins...lol. I ask because I am searching like a crazy woman for food-safe paint for plates and bowls. I want to paint the inside so the paint has to be safe for food coming in contact with it. Many thanks and warmest regards, Karen Meer - MADAME Whimsey

    http://themadhattedbear.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yeah! THANK YOU! I have a biscotti jar I am going to change from your colors... lol to your sisters colors.. they are actually mine also. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  22. Looks awesome! What temp did you bake it at?

    Thanks, ALI
    alichic5@yahoo.com

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