Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Seven Deadly Sins

Promise, not here to preach, just to share.   A while back I found this awesome collection of plates with the Seven Deadly Sins stenciled on it, but the price was way out of my comfort zone.   I'm not afraid to admit that I'm cheap.  I'm actually quite proud of it.  lol

The first thing I thought when I saw the plates was 'I can do that'.  Then I had to actually figure out what this would involve.  Where am I gonna find the plates?  Where am I gonna get the stencils?  What kind of paint to do you use on porcelain?  Maybe I should just buy the ones I saw? 

It didn't happen over night, but I eventually answered all of my own questions.  First I hunted up the plates.  Which was actually dang easy.  Replacements Ltd. is the place to go for plates.  The prices range from $-$$$$, so it's whatever you feel like spending.  They package them great, and the shipping was not outrageous.  All seven of my plates delivered cost $55.  I was very happy with the price, and this was on the low end.  None of the plates cost over $10 and the average was $6.50. 

Finished product.

On to where I got the stencils.  I love all things Etsy, and there are some great stencil shops to be found.  I used Red River Stencils and Crafts to create my one of kind copies!  lol  It was super easy, I contacted them to see if they would do a custom order and they did.  I wanted a pretty font, not sure of the name, with lots of detail.  If I had to do this again, I would want less detail, easier to stencil.  They had great customer service and were pretty fast for a custom order.  Took them less than 10 days to get them to me. 

Here are couple close ups.  I love the yellow roses.

The shape of this one is what caught my eye.  Who wouldn't Envy this little plate?  I think the rest of them do.

I bought the stencil paint at Joann's, they have some just for porcelain.  I was happy with how fast it dried, and it doesn't take a lot.  Just a tip, I bought bread and butter plates, you can buy salad or dinner, really whatever size you want.  I wanted them to be smaller, they are around 6.5 inches in diameter.  Here's the tip, if you use a smaller plate cut your stencil down to fit inside the rim (all my stencils were rectangular when I got them), it'll pucker if you don't and you'll have to repaint it...don't ask.  When it was all said and done I saved 50%.  That always makes me happy!

I wold love to see what you create, if you stencil some plates, send me a photo!

Tammy :)

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Donnie said...

What a lovely display they make. You did a great job. I don't think I'd want to look up from the table and see "gluttony" but maybe I them.

Heather said...

What a unique and meaningful display, I really like it! Smart to go through replacements to find your plates, much quicker and you must have had a MUCH bigger selection than anything you'd find secondhanding. Nice work!!

Dannyelle said...

These are so funky, I really like them, and kind of cheeky too. Visiting from

* The Design Confidential said...

you did a great job! gorgeous now get over here and get to work on my house...i need all the help i can get!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What cute plates! And yes, there is some major envy going on. LOL!

Happy Seasonal Sunday...


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Love! (Sarah, from Modern Country Style is rubbing off on me :)

Your plates turned out so cute. Love the floral pattern with the mix of words. Is it okay to "Lust" if I like your plates.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, tonight. I didn't blog the other night so I missed you. I go to "Habitat's" all over the place. The particular one I love is in Greeley. They haven't gone through the roof with their prices, yet. It's hit or miss. I was in shock when I found the screen. It didn't have a single thing wrong with it. I thought I better run out of the store with it, before they realized the price, ha!

Hope your keeping warm. Not sure if you got hit by the snow?! xx

Unknown said...

plates are very cute. nice job.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

So great! Love this idea and thanks so much for your sweet comment:)

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Oh, and yes it does work!

Donene said...

Great job on finding the right plates! It looks great! Thanks for your nice comments!

Amanda said...

Great project. The plates are a fantastic foil to the sentiment behind the words. I'm your newest follower; come check me out at Ninth Street Notions and link up to I Made It! Monday sometime.

The Tablescaper said...

You did an amazing job. I've never thought to stencil on plates, but now that you've mentioned it...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kitty Deschanel said...

Thank you for linking up to my blog hop! These are such pretty plates :)


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