Sunday, October 14, 2012

Footed Dishes

I have been looking for ways to decorate my table, without getting too fancy, and I wanted an alternative to buying fresh flowers 2x per week. I came across a great idea in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, that is affordable and super easy.  Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can make footed dishes in a variety of styles that are decorative and/or functional.
I went to our local St. Vincent DePaul store and found some vintage china and some every day white pieces that I decided to spray paint red (for a Christmas centerpiece :)).  I picked up some superglue and I was able to complete the project in minutes (plus dry time)  If you want a less permanent option, you could use a hot glue gun.  

  • Plate or bowl for the top of the footed dish
  • Tea cup, or smaller bowl to serve as the foot of the dish
  • Super glue or hot glue gun
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Spray paint pieces if you decide to do so
  • Clean all of your dishes to ensure that the glue adheres correctly
  • Invert the cup or bowl that you are using for the foot/base of your footed dish and apply a layer of super glue or hot glue to the side that is facing up
  • Gently place the top dish/bowl on top of the inverted piece and press down firmly so the glue "grabs" the top piece
  • Allow glue to dry for at least 12 hours before use

The possibilities are endless - you can display family heirlooms or create bold, colorful, seasonal pieces.  Have fun!

Footed Dish #1 before 
#1 after
Footed Dish #2 - before 
#2 after

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