5 Ways to Reuse Old Dishes

5 Ways to Reuse Old Dishes

Sarah Coffey
Feb 24, 2010

Dishes are one of those things you can always find for pennies at the thrift store. Cheap and ubiquitous, they have a lot of potential for DIY projects.

  1. Decorate Your Own Tea Set: This project, submitted by an Apartment Therapy reader, teaches how to upgrade an old set of white china.
  2. Make Stencil Plates: Bloesem provides a helpful tutorial on re-making old dishes by stenciling them, a la Sarah Cihat.
  3. Hang Plates: Abby's tutorial offers tips for putting a mis-matched collection on display.
  4. Make Candle Sconces from Silver Plates: PointClickHome explains how to make this Goth accessory.
  5. Make Mirrors from Thrifted Plates: Craftynest gives step-by-step instructions for making a set of decorative wall mirrors.

Photos: Aya Rosen, Bloesem, Abby Stone, Anne E. Collins / PointClickHome, Craftynest

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