Friday, July 30, 2010

Decorative Plates

I have been looking for something to fill a bare, lonely corner of my kitchen. It's been almost a year now, and I think I finally found something!
I found a black plate at a thrift store for $0.25.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but knew I needed it. I bought the white plate at Wal-Mart not long after, and both have been sitting in my craft closet for about 2 months now.  I just couldn't decide what to do with them.
I was browsing through Pink and Polka Dot last night, and she had posted about some cute silhouettes. One was a chandelier, and I remembered I had downloaded an SVG for one a while back...another thing I was holding onto with no idea what to do with it. (I found the chandelier svg here.) Last night I couldn't sleep...again...and decided to get back out of bed and do something. So, I finished up some stuff for my daughter's birthday party, and started thinking about that chandelier silhouette.  This is what came from insomnia, back pain, and a mind that won't stop! I loved it, and decided I needed something to go with it. So, out came that cheap thrift store plate.
I wanted a scripture about feeding the hungry, or food in general, but I couldn't find anything I wanted. I thought about just our last initial, but it was boring next to the chandelier, and I couldn't find an S that looked good.  Who knew an S is rather plain and ugly in most fonts?  I was about to give up, typed "pray here" in three different fonts and decided that was it! I put it into my SCAL software for my Cricut, and go to cutting. 
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! Now...if only recessed lighting and under cabinet lighting were as cheap and easy! My kitchen is a dark hole in some places. The joys of older homes that are purchased as fixer-uppers! Until we can afford a big project, let's just pretend there was enough lighting in there to get a decent picture!

Today I am thankful for my family's health and well being. What are you thankful for?


Kenzie said...

These are so cute! I love the chandelier! Do you have SCAL? I wanted to buy it but I since it voided the warranty on my Cricut I thought I would wait until I had had it for a year! Love them!

Angie said...

Thank you! I do have SCAL. (I didn't realize it would void my warranty, though! whoops!) I LOVE it. I have had it for a few months, and don't even touch my cartridges anymore. I felt so confined to what I could make before I got it. I definitly recommend it if you aren't worried about your warranty!

Jacqueline said...

Lovin' both, but especially the chandelier plate. I just bought a black and white chandelier print chair at TJMAXX. I need a cricut so bad, may be Mrs. Claus will get one for me this year.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love it!
These really came out nice!
Thank you for sharing!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

These are super cute! Great idea!