Friday, August 16, 2013

Painted Pot Holders

Have you looked at your pot holders recently?  Really looked?  Go on...go take a peek.  Are they faded, stained...a little crusty around the edges?   My old hot pads had seen better days.  I decided to replace them with something dark, that wouldn't show stains as badly.  I couldn't find what I wanted, so I picked up plain black hot pads at Dollar Tree.

One day, while I had my roller out for a project, with white paint still on the roller, I decided to jazz one up a bit.  First I taped off the squares one way, rolled on my paint and let it dry.  Then I pulled the tape up and taped off the rest, then rolled again.  I used ordinary latex wall paint.

I could have left it there. It was cute with a checkerboard pattern, but you know I can't leave good enough alone.

This fleur de lis stamp I'd picked up on sale was begging to be used.  

Using black StazOn Ink, I stamped each square.  I didn't even bother masking the partial squares along the edges.  The ink didn't even show on the black parts.

The paint had seeped in some places, so I used  permanent marker to touch up those areas.  It worked perfectly, and again, you couldn't even tell.

Although the paint was a little stiff at first, after a couple of washings, it became as soft as the rest of the hot pad.  It's been awhile since I did this, and the hot pad still washes up beautifully.  My other black pot holders are all jealous.  Next time I have a roller with white paint loaded, maybe I'll spiff them up too.

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  1. Deborah, That is a clever craft. So easy too. I may try these with my granddaughter Emma. We are always making crafts when she visits. Blessings for a nice weekend. xoxo,Susie

  2. so clever, deborah! love it:) have a great weekend!!

  3. What a great idea and I really like the stamp addition. Thanks for sharing!

  4. That is a really cute idea, Deborah. Love it-and it would be fun to match them to someone's kitchen as a little hostess gift- xo Diana

  5. Great idea, I must make some for my daughters kitchen with the fleur de lei.
    Her hubby is from New Orleans and her house is definitely Louisiana inspired.

  6. What a fabulous creative idea!! I LOVE the potholder!
    I would never have thought to use 'regular' paint. But...why not?! The unwanted paint on our clothes sticks and washes well. :) You're a genius, Deborah!
    Blessings my friend! Glad to see you're getting in some creative time. :)

  7. Thanks so much for the link party!

  8. Great budget friendly makeover Deborah. You could make a whole matching collection of items for your kitchen too. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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