Do you ever have an item you know you want to do something with, but it takes forever to figure out what? That’s me. All the time. I have had these paper plate holders for years. I saw, in a magazine, how they painted them pretty colors. Ok, I can do that. But should I make them all the same, or different colors, and what colors? Oh decisions, decisions!
I finally decided on grey, because…I had the paint already. 🙂 Then Haley came up with the pattern idea.
The first step was to paint them all grey and let them dry. I always use the Rustoleum Ultra Cover. Love this stuff!
Then I wanted to put a white stripe across the middle with a number in it. I measured out how large the stripe would have to be so the number would fit and then used the piece of cardboard to tape off the rest of the plate.
I taped scrap paper onto the plate with painters tape. This way I won’t get white paint on the grey.
They came out pretty well!
Now came the number. I took an old magazine cover and cut out a square that matched the size of the stencil.
It’s kind of hard to tell, but here is the square. I taped the stencil to the paper and then pressed it flat against the plate holder. I used turquoise for the numbers.
Once they were all dry, I was ready to set the table for a night of Al Fresco dining!
When I told Haley I was doing a nautical theme, she asked if it was different then beach theme. I had to think a bit, but yes, in my mind it is a bit different.
Nautical is more boats, ropes, and glass floats. Beach would be more sand and shells. At least that is how my mind categorizes it!! 🙂
I did add a few shells and my favorite whale to the table along with glass floats and some rope.
I love how the striped runners look under the plates. I got them from Target last fall.
It was starting to get a bit dark on these last pictures, so they are a little grainy.
I love how this turned out and really glad I finally did something with these plate holders. Now if I can only come up with ideas for the dozens of other items I have!!
Here’s a few other tablescapes you might be interested in!
13 thoughts on “Rattan Plate Holders plus a Nautical Tablescape”
What a great idea!! They look super cute right now! Your table is really pretty too!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party, enjoy the rest of the week
Thank you so much!
Great idea! I love the beachy feel to them. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!
Thank you! Have a great week!
Beautiful table!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party
These are super cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. 🙂
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Love these and your adorable table! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned to our Features and Favorites!
Thank you so much!!
I see these all of the time at the thrift stores. I won’t walk by them the next time. They are so pretty and I can see how you can really tailor them to fit your style although I love your nautical theme.
It took me forever to come up with this, but I love how they turned out too!