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DIY Customized Enamel Dishes

I love the chance to get to experiment with a new product.  Making custom things for a our little vintage trailer, Riley, is one of my favorite things. So, this week I made some custom dishes for Riley with DecoArt‘s really cool Chalky Finish Paint for Glass.  It has a completely matte finish and gives a fun well worn, vintage vibe.

This was a really simple DIY that gave a really custom look to some very plain enamel dishes.

To start you’ll need stencils for your mugs or dishes that you want to customize.  Craft stores offer a huge variety of pre-made stencils.  Or you can create your own custom stencil with a Cricut or Silhouette machine and some vinyl like I did.  I used the DecoArt Chalky Finish For Glass paint in the colors Relic and Everlasting

With a cotton ball and some rubbing alcohol, wipe down the side of the mug to remove any dirt or oil from the surface.

Adhere the stencil to the mug and using a foam stencil brush, dab on the paint in a thin even layer. When the paint is dry, remove the stencil carefully. To cure the paint and ensure that it sticks through wear and tear and even the dishwasher, you will want to follow this baking method. Place the dishes in a cold over and turn the oven on and bring to up to 325F.  Bake for 30 mins and then turn off the oven and leave the dishes in the oven until they are dry.

I love DIY’s like this that take just a couple simple supplies to make cool, one-of-a-kind pieces.  Oh and stayed tuned the recipe for these Homemade Chocolate Chipotle Marshmallows is coming soon.


This post is sponsored by DecoArt.  All my opinions and ideas are my own.  Thank you for supporting the companies that help make this blog possible.

Chalky Finish for Glass

  • Can be baked at 325F for 30 mins. for a dishwasher-safe finish
  • Covers in one coat on most surfaces.
  • Easily distressed for a vintage look.
  • Mixable colors for a custom design.

12 thoughts on “DIY Customized Enamel Dishes

    1. Jeran Post author

      Yay, I'm glad to hear that you like Riley. We've got a big adventure planned with him this Summer. Stay tuned.

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