Now that it’s summer, I find myself with more free time than I’m used to. It’s easy to get bored, and as of late I’ve been finding myself spending a lot of time on Pinterest where I came across this pin which led me to this tutorial! Believe me when I say that I instantly fell in love. This monogram dish is perfect for cute and functional storage. I had to make it! Here is my spin on it.

I used Acrylic Paint in “African Violet,” since purple is my favorite color!

I started off painting just the middle, but the plate looked unfinished to me.

On a whim, I decided to paint the entire plate using the purple paint!

 I was really happy with my decision to paint the entire thing purple! 

I then free handed the silver border around the edge and my monogram. It isn’t perfect, but seeing as I will be keeping jewelry in it, I figured it didn’t need to be! (Note: If you want to perfect the border, you can use painters tape to create a template to follow.)

Finally I added a layer of Modge Podge to seal the paint and prevent scratches!

Overall I spent $4 ($2 for the plate and $2 on paint)! I already had Modge Podge, but if you don’t it sells for around $6 to $10 at Wal-Mart! Time wise the entire project from start to finish took me about an hour (most of the time was spent making sure the paint was completely dry before continuing)!! 

I think it turned out great, and I can’t wait to put my jewelry in it! 

Do you use Pinterest? Have you tried any DIY projects featured on there?