Monday, April 22, 2013

~Making a Monogrammed Platter~

Hello Everyone!! Hope you had a great weekend!! 

Over the past couple of weeks, I have REALLY enjoyed spending some time browsing the shops on Etsy.  There are so many cute things out there; and the options are literally, endless! Last week, we had a couple of rainy, cool days that were perfect for working on little projects.


While browsing the shops on Etsy, for a wood carved monogram, I found this 8" monogram, from The Sawdust Shack, that would be perfect for a small project that I had in mind. Our monogram was carved and shipped the same day that I ordered it! Talk about speedy service!

8 Inch Wood Monogram - Medium

I recently changed the color palette for our outdoor space from warm, bold colors...to creamy whites and soft pastels. That meant that some of the accessories, in the covered back porch area, would need to be switched out...or painted. I had this large red platter, on top of the armoire, that houses our tv outside. 




I decided to spray paint the platter white; and paint our new monogram black. (Forgot to take pics...I was so anxious to get on it!!) Because the platter had a lacquered finish, I gave it a coat of white Rustoleum primer first; and then I spray painted it with Rustoleum "Painter's Touch Ultra Cover 2x Coverage". The monogram was attached to the plate, using some E6000 clear epoxy that I had in my stash; and I let it dry overnight.

The next morning, it was ready to go! I love how it turned out and it was such an easy thing to do!



I'll show you the entire porch space, once the flowers bloom out a little bit more. It is always my favorite spot in the Spring!

I also purchased this cute tea towel from Sweet Magnolia's Farm.

Flour Sack Towel  - Kitchen -."Sweet Tea and Jesus" Natural Muslin Double Ruffle ...for your Home, Farmhouse or Cottage

I had the option of switching out the natural color ruffle, for an all white ruffle; and it added the perfect amount of whimsey to my kitchen! 

A batch of tea cakes, hydrangeas, fresh mint from the garden, and  "Sweet Tea and Jesus"...what every Southern girl needs! Lol!


Well, that's it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by; and, as always, Happy Decorating!

Linking to:
StoneGable-Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits 
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
The Thrifty Groove-Thrifty Things Friday
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
Common Ground-Be Inspired
Imparting Grace-Grace At Home
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
The Shady Porch-Rock N Share Wednesday
DIY by Design-Swing Into Spring
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Our Home Away From Home-Tuesdays At Our Home
Coastal Charm-Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life-Inspire Me Tuesday
The Dedicated House-Make It Pretty Monday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
Homemaker On A Dime-Creative Bloggers Party Hop
Dwellings-Amaze Me Monday
One MoreTime-Share It One More Time
Three Mango Seeds-It's Party Time
Life On Lakeshore Drive-Bouquet of Talent Party
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays
It's Overflowing-Share Your Creativity

65 comments:

  1. Did your spray paint your platter? I have one that is similar. Such a great idea. I was wondering what I was going to do with it.

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    1. Hi Jodie, yes, I did! I will go back and update my post with the details. Thanks!

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  2. What a great project! So clever and resourceful. Etsy is the best! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Karen

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  3. Thanks for sharing where you got the letters--I want to order one for my front door. Great project!

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  4. Love, love, love the monogram! I got a 30 in monogram for my back porch, can't wait to show. By the way, I am starting over in blogland, I needed a fresh new start! Hope you have time to stop by, I have missed some of ya :)

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  5. love that monogram, i'm going to check out that etsy site.

    my mom used to make the best tea cakes....i need to get her recipe and make my own. i keep mint in my kitchen window growing all summer to i can add it to my sweet tea....you know how us southern girls are about our sweet tea!

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  6. Ahhhh, this is wonderful. It's wonderful, S. So proud of you!

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  7. Love this project. I want one of those monograms.

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  8. I love your monogram and how it pops against your newly painted platter (which looks fantastic)! And, what a cute tea towel, too (of course, the vignette you created with it is full of sweetness and Spring)!

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  9. Love the project, Shenita. I can imagine it looking fabulous no matter where you put it.
    Being from the south, that sweet tea and Jesus is just what I need! So adorable!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. Very nice Shenita!
    That's a great way to repurpose your platter and give it a whole new look! They did a great job on the monogram! Love the new towels and the tea cakes are right up my alley!

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  11. Love this project! Sweet tea and tea cakes sound just about perfect right now! I have mint growing wild in the back. It smells so good when you walk by it. I might need to make up a batch of sweet tea now...

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  12. Love the fancy monograms, Shenita. The plate will look great in your "new" outdoor decor. What a fun project. Yes, Etsy is a treasure trove of great stuff!

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  13. Love the plate with the monogram. Really pretty.

    Judy

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  14. Love your platter, monogram and the tea towel is SWEET!!!! Your vignette makes me want to come over for some tea and a chat! XO, Pinky

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  15. Love the monogram!

    It's wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescape

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  16. Great project..I LOVE monograms! Thanks for sharing the link and your tutorial. Cute tea towels, too. :)
    Babs

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  17. Looks really pretty, Shenita...Christine

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  18. What a great idea! I like how you added that monogram to your platter. Now you have a custom one-of-a-kind piece! The black and white is so classic and will go with anything. Good color choice. Your tea towel is cute too. I love Etsy. It can be dangerous to start looking around there. I'm bound to do some damage. LOL! Looking forward to seeing your new patio area.

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  19. Love this plate and the monogram!! Beautiful as always.

    Cynthia

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  20. Love them both! Going to check out those tea towels...
    Hope you'll share this afternoon at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. I think I should have a monogram, Shenita. I love this!

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  22. I love monograms in dishes, glasses, towels and sheets..of course, almost every where! Thank you so much for sharing honey. I appreciate you coming by and visiting us and yes I'm enjoying the girls, even if it's working harder, lol.. Have a wonderful week.
    FABBY

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  23. So pretty Shenita!
    Love that shot with the towel and eggs.
    Gorgeous!

    xox
    A

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  24. Very pretty. I love the monogram. Can't wait to see the rest of the porch. Karie

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  25. So the lesson here is that it's dangerous to leave you home alone when it's cool and rainy because you will created gorgeous things by the dozen??! I mean, really!!! That is a beautiful way to display your monogram!!!!!!!! I recently purchased our monogram in wood, but I've not yet decided what to do with it. LOVE this idea!

    I hope the weekend is going well for you, and have a great week!!!!!

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  26. Shenita, this is such a clever idea, and it turned out so pretty. Great new towel too. laurie

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  27. Had to come back to say thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...love this plate & towel!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  28. very coll! I just love anything monogram:)

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  29. Shenita, I've been wanting to order a monogram and incorporate into a wreath but I love your monogrammed platter idea!

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  30. Clever and stylish times in Texas! I have always loved this monogram style- so chic. The tea towel is adorable and I have added it to my "Gotta Have It" list. Looking forward to the big reveal, Shenita.

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  31. Love your monogrammed letters and what a clever idea to paint the plate and adhere them. Perfect for your patio and you can always look at it while watching tv. Cute towel too and the saying is perfect.

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  32. Love your monogram....Very stylish and the way you painted it, is lovely.
    Change is always good. Very inspiring Etsy shops. Looking forward to seeing your new patio.

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  33. Shenita, your platter looks great. Love it. I cannot wait until you reveal your porch...you know how I love a porch, don't you?
    Thanks,
    Helen

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  34. Just beautiful Shenita! Such a lovely and timeless spring vignette with your Sweet tea and Jesus towel...you certainly have the knack. The platter you recreated is perfect...super transformation. Can't wait to see your porch...I adore porches, wish I had more of a porch in front or our home. Spring in the south must be beautiful right now!
    Have a super week my friend!!!
    XO Barbara

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  35. Oh wow, the platter and teatowel are both amazing. I love the monograms. You did an amazing job. Look forward to the porch. Thanks for joinig Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  36. Hi There,
    It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful posts. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing your talent! Take care.
    Best Regards, Sonia !!!

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  37. Great monogram piece. I love Etsy too. You can get into trouble if you visit too long. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  38. Oh I love anything monogrammed, this is fantastic, you have the most wonderful talent of putting things together. fondly ~lynne~

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  39. Wow! I am going to have to try this out! This is super cute! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great evening, Nicole!

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  40. I love what you did with the monogram, Shenita. Love the towel too.

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  41. This is gorgeous! you did it well :) You have a new follower :)

    I would like to invite you to share your creations to
    Pin It Monday Hop (LINK). We'd love to have you in the hop. I hope to see you there :D

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome.com/

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  42. I love monograms. I suppose there is the possibility you can have too many or get tired of them but it hasn't happened yet! :) Love your new monogrammed platter. Looks great!

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  43. I love your beautiful monogram...I must get right over and check her shop out. :)
    and the tea towel.....just wonderful !
    xoxo

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  44. What a clever idea! I have been wanting to have a couple of monograms made, thanks so much for the link! Can you believe we are having such cold weather again?!! It's taking all of my veggies forever to get growing! Have a good week Shenita!
    xo, Andrea

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  45. Seriously?!! How stinkin cute, girl!! Love your tea towel! I have been drooling over there towels forever! I need to quit being so cheap and buy me one! lol!

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  46. I love this idea, Shenita. The new monogram really pops against your white plate. Looking forward to seeing more of your porch!

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  47. Oh, so fun stopping in for a visit to your lovely place here! hehe... we did both have tea cakes on our minds.

    I have really enjoyed scrolling through your posts!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  48. Hi Shenita! So glad to see you at the Shady Porch! I love your platter project and your tea towel! I look forward to seeing the porch in bloom! Thanks again for sharing! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  49. Shenita, I love the monogram and how you used it on the platter. The tea towel is adorable! Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  50. Hi Shenita .. I was just browsing through Be Inspired Friday and happened to land on your link and I couldn't believe that I landed on your blog .. Your Monogram your purchased is just amazing and I love your platter in white it looks beautiful !

    Thanks so much for sharing about your purchase of the tea towel and a link to our shop ..I was so surprised to end up choosing your link to visit and then to see our name mentioned.

    Enjoy your new towel ..!

    Happy Spring ..Sara

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  51. Love the monogram and the darling towels, too! How fun to be redecorating :)
    I'm visiting you today from Common Ground. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

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  52. Shenita..I totally missed this post!...I LOVE the monogrammed plate..what a great idea...Thanks for letting us know about this etsy shop...I am impressed that they created your monogram so quickly...looking forward to seeing your gorgeous patio!!!

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  53. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events....Thank you for sharing Shenita!
    Party is up hope you can come and join in again.
    Tammy

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  54. Oh, I love our plate!! You did a fabulous job. Just pinned! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I just featured your plate at Pick of the Bunch!! Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  55. Shenita, I love this!! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Party! Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  56. That looks great. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  57. Hi Shenita!! You did a great job on your plate, I just love monograms!! Cute lil towel too ;)

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  58. Hi Shentia! What a clever idea to change the color and spray paint the platter. The addition of the fancy monogram is the perfect embellishment for the center of it. The little tea towel is super cute. Love the quote! So true for a southern girl!
    That's a pretty "sweet" vignette! ;)

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  59. One plus one = something very cool :D Thanks for sharing your idea on BeColorful.
    p

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  60. So glad you dropped in and left a comment! I am still working full time, but just had to get back to my blog friends. I really missed seeing all your projects. You have such a beautiful home.

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  61. This is such an easy and chic southern way to create lots of interest!!! I love monograms... and painting it black on the white plate really makes it POP! I'd love you to stop by TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS and share. Links go live every Wednesday evening at 8:00. I hope to see you there!!!

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  62. That turned out great Shenita.

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