Monthly DIY Challenge: Customize your own DIY Charger Plates

Hello, Hello and welcome to another Monthly DIY Challenge!

It’s a ton of fun teaming up with my talented bloggy friends each month to see the different ideas we can come up with from the very same starting point! This month’s theme was {paint} and I don’t have to tell you that we came up with a ton of fun ideas!

13 DIY Paint Projects sure to inspire!
 


Now I know that “paint” is a pretty broad topic, making it so darn easy to come up with ideas, but…

Though I had no shortage of ideas, my challenge this month was time related, so…

I’ve decided to revisit an old favorite instead!

I created these DIY Charger Plates for our Outdoor Makeover last Summer (boy do I miss that gorgeous space!) and I’m still loving them every bit as much as I did the day I made them!

You won't believe how simple and inexpensive it was to create these custom DIY Charger Plates!

After building this GORGEOUS Pottery Barn Knockoff Table, I knew I needed some pretty stellar outdoor dishes to set it with. I did a bit of online shopping for some dishes and came up with a ton fabulous options (you can check out my favorites here). Because I wanted to keep things simple, I finally settled on some plain white ones. There were SO many beautiful colours to choose from, but I really felt like the crisp white would add some contrast to the other pops of colour that I planned to bring to our table. I also liked the idea of being able to simply change out the pillows and some accessories and still be able to match my dishes to the space. So, instead of committing to something more bold with my entire dish set, I decided to add some colour with some charger plates underneath.
 
Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains
 
I started with these wooden plates that I found on Amazon for a crazy good deal.
 
DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains
 
DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains
 
Armed with some acrylic craft paint, some small craft brushes and some painter’s tape, I set to work transforming these plain wooden plates into my own colourful masterpieces! I didn’t measure a thing, but just randomly placed the tape onto the plates to create shapes and lines. For the polka-dots, I dipped the wrong end of my brush into the paint to make the small ones & just free-handed the bigger ones. In the end, this is what I came up with…
 

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains

Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains

Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains
 

I’ll admit that without much of a plan, I had my doubts, but I really am SO thrilled with how these turned out!

You won't believe how simple and inexpensive it was to create these custom DIY Charger Plates!
 

I’ll leave you with just a peek of how this all came together
 
Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains
 

Now, don’t forget to check out the other fabulous painted projects my talented friends came up with too!



 
Wishing you all SUCH a lovely day!!!
 
 
 
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68 thoughts on “Monthly DIY Challenge: Customize your own DIY Charger Plates

  1. Love these, Kristi! And the assortment of patterns is so fun! What a gorgeous place setting 🙂 Hope youre having a great week! xo

  2. I still love these just as much as when you first posted them – those fun colors and patterns just never go out of style!! Do you have a good outdoor space at your new house for a fun dining area?

    1. Thank you Erica! I still use them often! We have a really large space that’s overwhelmingly plain at the moment, but you know we’ve got all sorts of plans to fix that 😉

    1. Thank you Bre! I love colour in other people’s homes, but I’m always so scared to use it in my own – this was really the perfect way!

  3. Kristi –
    What a fabulous idea! I love it and love that I can change them up too. I just ove my outdoor space and entertaining and this is a project I am looking forward to doing to add to my space. Thanks so much – I am stopping by from Imparting Grace!

    1. Thanks SO much Deborah! You’re right, the price can be hard to justify, but these custom DIY chargers were the perfect solution! SO happy you love them!

  4. These are so fun! What a brilliant idea!! I’ve always liked chargers but never wanted to pay the price for them. This is a great solution!

  5. These are so cute! I love that you didn’t make them all the exact same…I’ve always loved charger plates but never actually bought any. I already know that I’m going to be painting some in the near future 🙂

  6. These came so pretty love the colors you chose~ Thank you so much for sharing this pin on the P3 party Board! We loved your pin and it will be featured this Friday on Made in a Day! So expect a little traffic from me on Social Media tomorrow.
    Kim

  7. I love these Kristi!! It’s such a quick and easy DIY, but makes such a big impact on your table setting! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m featuring these at the Talented Tuesday party tomorrow!!

  8. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

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