Great news! The granite is IN. I’m about to pee my pants with excitement, it looks exactly like I thought it would and I’m just doing the happy dance. They are cleaning up now and the plumber will be here tomorrow to install the faucet. It will take me a few days to clean up, since we have Mother’s Day festivities this weekend, so expect some pics next week!
Also, thanks to all of you who came by for the Garden Party, it was a lot of fun and I hope all the blooms inspired and got you more excited to dig in the dirt.
About 8 years ago, I found this plate at a yardsale. It was milkglass and I knew it was collectible, vintage, blah-blah-blah. Did I care? Nope. I decided to decoupage it, since I was in the decoupage stage at that time and thought it would be quite pretty with a bunny on it. So I painted it black, used some wallpaper I had on hand and pasted this cute bunny in the center. And I really loved it for a long time. It hung on the wall in my bedrooms. But, now that I’m collecting white dishes, I decided I might try to get that paint off and use it as it should have been originally. Milkglass.
Out came the Goof Off and with a little scraping with a razor blade and rubbing with the Goof Off….Eddie Ross would be horrified at me, especially since I see this same large plate in his Etsy store! 🙂
I got that paint all off. I even used toothpicks to get it out of the crevices.
And hanging in the dining room on the wall. Even though I’m still not an official milkglass collector, I like this plate. The cut-out edges are so pretty and it looks right at home with my other white dishes.
So, this is just a word of caution…be careful what you paint. You just might change your mind later!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
HI, girls! I hear you on painting wood furniture & cabinets. Here's my philosopy on painting oak especially. I'm sure some folks might regret if they've painted something really nice (like cherry or mahogany). Most of the things I've painted are not a pretty colored wood. I've got some OLD oak that I would never paint. The NEW oak that is out there in kitchens & newer furniture though…I don't have a problem painting that at all. I'm just not a fan of new oak & don't think I will ever be, so I say PAINT THOSE OAK CABINETS.
[email protected],Bibs,BooksAndBubbles says
Wow, I can’t believe you got it all off. I imagine that took a while. Funny you should mention milkglass…I recently listed a compote that matches that same plate in my Etsy shop 😉 Have a beautiful day, Rhoda and God bless you!
Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage says
That is so pretty! I agree with being careful. I bought a beautiful mirror last weekend, and I am waiting to paint it for fear that I will change my mind. Most things I don’t think twice about, but this one……well it’s made me a little uneasy. The frame is beautiful as is. However, my “trademark” move is to shower it with spray paint. Sometimes you should just leave things alone. Now, if I can just decide if this is one of those times…….
wow, cant believe you got that to come off! My grandmother passed this same dish down to me along with a smaller size to match. it is one of my favorite cake plates.
Melissa's Thoughts says
You are so brave. How long did it take to get that paint off.
You never cease to amaze me, Rhoda!
Thanks for the daily inspirations!
There are so many talented and creative blogs it was hard to pick just a few!
I have nominated your wonderful blog for an award.
The Decorated House, Donna Courtney says
I can’t tell you how many things lately I have been undoing and redoing from the past.
And milk glass? I can’t remember either of us giving it a much attention 8 or 9! years ago. Now I look all over for it.
Love the “new” plate.
Adding Goof Off to the list…AMAZING !!!
Get yourself some Depneds LOL I am so happy for you, I know when I got my granite I sat and stared at it, I tend to do that with my things !!
Happy Mother’s day Rhoda,
you are so clever and talented! What a great idea to use goo off!
Thank Goodness you finally came to your senses!
I have that same plate. As I read this post my mouth was gaping open as I gasped, “Oh, no!.”
My honey, not understanding why I was so shocked, thought something had happened to one of the kids! It took a few minutes to explain it all to him.
I *am so relieved* that your beautiful cake plate is finally as it should be.
Cote de Texas says
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!!!!!! less is more, isnt’ that what they always say?????? a new plate!!
Bellamere Cottage says
Dang!!!!! You got good mileage out of that little plate, didn’t you? That’s sooo funny! I had a collection of plates exactly like that……this might be a bit hard to explain, but I put ribbon (pink, of course) around the plate, sort of like you’d put a belt on it??….tied a big bow in the front and used the back of the ribbon to hang it on the nail. I hung quite a few in a group……so dang cute! I did more of an “empire” look than actual waist, if you know what I mean???
I loved it before (: I would have bought that from you, I love it. I like the white also.. You are so talented.
this is too funny. so far I haven’t regretted painting anything, but I do have a pile in the “still deciding” phase 🙂
but if the black and the bunnies worked for you at the time, who cares what’s under it?!