Well, as you may have noticed from my last few posts I am in fact a redecoratorholic, (as well as perhaps a creator of fabulous new words?) I have only lived in my first home for 2 years now, but have redecorated the living room, master bedroom, guest bedroom and daughter's nursery 3 different times. Well, seeing as how 3 seems to be the lucky number for creating a room I am happy with, I am planning on leaving my dining room as is, (ONCE I finish redecorating it for the, you got it, THIRD time.) Whew. My husband is worn out just thinking about it!
Moving on, my current "dining room overhaul" inspired my most recent project, monogramed place settings. Back around mother's day my husband took me to one of those "create your own pottery" places in town, and I made this:
Painted (with porcelain marker from local craft store)
Baked (according to paint package directions)
1)Make for wedding and shower gifts.
2)Monogram bake safe bathroom accessories (soap dish, etc.)
3)Buy cheap dessert plates somewhere and personalize with guests names for dinner parties.
4)Buy pre-glased tiles from hardware store and make a house number plaque.
Hmm, truly the possibilities are endless, and SO much cheaper for all of us on a DIY budget. All together the project cost $9.50 and took about 2 hours prep time, 1 overnight paint drying session, and 25 minutes to bake. Now all YOU have to do is comeback soon to see my dining room before and after. I am in the home stretch, (the fabric for my dining chair redo came in the mail today!)
I'll be linking to these parties this week. Stop by and join me!