DIY Painted Wooden Charger Plates

Happy Monday!

Brady and I are currently enjoying some EPIC mountain biking in Whistler,BC!!! Our little guy is, I’m sure, getting into all sorts of trouble with his Grandma back home as he spends his first days (and nights) away from Mommy and Daddy. We’ve been having a ton of fun barreling down the mountain on our bikes, but we are SO, SO eager to get back home to our favorite little man!

While packing and preparing last week for our mountain bike adventure, I was able to carve out an hour to tackle this super quick and easy DIY project for our Outdoor Makeover Challenge. If you need to catch up on all of the details you can read all about it here.

After completing 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). 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 plan 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.
DIY Painted Plates @ 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…

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

I’ll leave you with just a peek of how this is all coming together…
DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains
Wishing you all SUCH a lovely week!!!
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61 thoughts on “DIY Painted Wooden Charger Plates

  1. What a clever idea, I love it! I could see making other patterns for different holidays and parties as well, or perhaps giving a set as housewarming gift idea! By the way, my name is Misty, and I am one of the guest hosts this week for the Merry Mondays Linky Party, and wanted to stop by and check out this awesome craft! I’ll be re-tweeting this as well! Thanks!

    1. Thank you SO much Misty! You’re absolutely right, they would be fabulous as a house warming gift and you could do all sorts of different patterns! Thank you so much for popping by!

    1. That’s a brilliant idea!!! I can totally picture our little guy having a blast making his own! Thanks for popping by Crystelle!!! Have a fabulous evening!

  2. Seriously, when are you coming over to decorate my house? lol. Love how your plates came out. Did you put any finish on the top? Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

    1. Hahahaha – you are much too sweet! I didn’t put a finish on top since I don’t intend to use them for food, but I’m sure there must be a food safe protective finish out there you could use 🙂

  3. This is such a fun idea, love the colors and pattern you used too! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

  4. I love this DIY!!! I will have to do this for Christmas time!! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board

  5. what an incredible idea and how lovely are they! My favorite colors too Now this is something I really want to tackle! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.

    1. Thank you SO much Leanna! I’m thrilled that you’re feeling inspired! The plates aren’t coated with anything to make them waterproof or food safe, but I think that Mod Podge makes a brush on coating that might work for that. Really, we just use them as decorative chargers. I wipe them down after each use with a dish cloth (though I don’t submerge them in water) and haven’t had any problems with pain chipping off. Thanks again Leanna! I hope you find a ton of projects to love here!

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