Monday, March 4, 2013

Anthro Inspired Plates

So we've been a little busy around here with our newest little addition...

...but more on that sweet pea later. Like a couple weeks later. I'm still catching up on sleep...and snuggles, but I thought I'd drop in to post my project for...

I wasn't really planning to do anything for the Pinterest Challenge this time around, but after scrolling through some of my recent pins, I came across these plates from Anthropologie. I loved the slightly imperfect shape of the plates and the playfulness added by a simple red line around the rim, but since I don't have $12-18 to spend (per plate) on what are basically white plates, I figured I'd just make my own.

I already had a set of plain white plates and bowls from Ikea, and some porcelain pens that I bought for a previous project, so I didn't even need to pick up supplies. I ran the edge of the red pen around the rim of the plates a couple times, and then just followed the directions that came with the pens: allow to dry for 24 hours, then bake at 300⁰ F for 35 minutes. (I have no intention of ever washing these dishes by hand, so I followed the directions for making them dishwasher safe.)

Since I originally bought the white plates to go with the floral plates I bought from Anthropoligie a few years back, I wanted to make sure they still played well together. I thought about using yellow or purple, but after testing out a few colors, I decided that I liked red best. Don't they look nice together?

Red rimmed Ikea dinner & side plate

Red rimmed Ikea dinner plate & floral Anthropologie side plate

Floral Anthropologie dinner plate & red rimmed Ikea side plate

So a set of six of the "pinspiration" Vermelho dinner plates, side plates, and bowls from Anthropologie costs $252.00. A set of six Färgrik dinner plates, side plates, and bowls from Ikea costs $19.99, plus the cost of a porcelain pen at around $10... I don't even have to do the math to know that I won't cry if one of these gets broken!

You can see my previous Pinterest Challenge projects right here, and don't forget to check out all the other entries at Young House LoveBower PowerThe Remodeled Life, and Decor and the Dog.