I love Kate Spade…..it’s a weakness of mine. I find myself picking up Kate Spade items in store I didn’t even knew sold Kate Spade. This dish is an example of just that. I was looking at an online store for office supplies for a client of mine and fell in love with the dish. I loved it and set out to create something similar to it, for much less money.
I started with two ceramic white dishes from Darby Smart. At the time I bought them, they are $10 for the set of two. I had a lot of ideas for them, but since I ordered them for this project, I stuck to my plan. However, if I order more, expect to see them in the future!
I had Martha Stewart paint, foam pouncers and stencils on hand. However, you can get all of these at a craft store or online. Any brand will do. The stencil letters are adhesive so they stick on easily. If you have stencils that are not adhesive, use some blue painter’s tape to hold them in place. Either way, lay out the whole word before you start painting.
Once you have the letters in place, put some paint in a small dish or on a paper plate. Dab the paint on gingerly. You don’t want to get it on the areas where you don’t want to paint and it’s easier to go slow and steady and then to put on too much. Once you’ve finished applying paint, peel off the stencils. I like to have a paper plate nearby to put them down on to avoid getting paint anywhere else. I wait about one minute after applying paint to remove the stencil to let the paint firm up just a bit. Wash off the stencils or brush as soon as possible to make sure you can remove any paint.
As you can see, I put odds and ends on these dishes. I liked the bright color to catch the eye, paired with the simplicity of the plain white dish. I intend to use these on my desk for photo memory cards, stamps and alligator clips. These would also be great in the entry way of your home for change, keys or jewelry. Keep in mind you can write ANYTHING you want on them!