Friday, February 27, 2015

Inexpensive Way To Add Farmhouse Charm To Your Kitchen

Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- From My Front Porch To Yours
Today I am answering another question I have received a lot of since we completed our kitchen renovation 2 years ago.

 "Where did you get your french number cups and did they cost a lot?"

The answer may surprise you. They cost me less than $8  to make for all of them!
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is what you will need- Sharpie Marker with a fine tip and white cups from the 99 cent Store. That is it! 
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
I first practiced on scratch paper how I wanted to write the numbers on the cup and then I carefully free handed each cup with a different number.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
You may notice that you will have to go back over some areas. Just wait for the initial layer to dry a few minutes and then take the Sharpie back over it. If you do it while they are still wet you will just be taking the marker back off.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
Here is what you will get after going back over the design a second time.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided to make an initial plate as well. I free handed the letter 'F' and since I was using a fine tip marker it left me with some room to adjust the letter if need be.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
After you have the initial pattern down you go back and fill the initial in.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours

Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
After I completed the cups and plate I placed them on a cookie sheet and into the oven which warmed up to 375 beforehand. Placing them in the oven is suppose to set the ink so it will not come off or so I had read from similar projects on Pinterest that I had seen around the holidays back then. Leave them in there for approx 30 minutes. After 30 minutes take them out and allow them to cool for a few hours.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
This is the end result.
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
Beautiful, inexpensive farmhouse charm!
Inexpensive farmhouse Charm- Sharpie Marker Project-From My Front Porch To Yours
Here are a few pointers before you run out to buy your cups and Sharpie. I made my cups just for show pieces. I did wash one after placing it in the oven and some of the Sharpie did wear away. I also washed one that had not been placed in the oven. The one placed in the oven fared far better than the one that had not been placed in the oven but I highly suggest that if you are wanting to make some that will be used on a daily basis you should buy a black Porcelain Paint Marker as well as a clear top coat. Both you should be able to purchase at your local craft store. That will help ensure that your work will not wash away. Again I have no intention of using them but I wanted to see what would happen if they were washed.

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25 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! I would not have known to put them in the oven afterwards. Super cute with lots of charm!

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  2. You did a great job free handing these cups. Thanks for the tutorial they look fantastic! You get a No.10 for this project! :)

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  3. Where did you find the cute piece that holds the cups!

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  4. That is adorable!! And inspiring! You see, I now have the same mug holder! I got it last week, it is the handiest thing in the kitchen....helps with odds and ends drying, and now seeing your post....well, I have mugs on it for my girls to get their coffee this morning.....thanks!! I like the idea of writing on them...might just try that...
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Good idea and they look good farmhouse fresh

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  6. Adorable! I particularly like the metal mug holder.
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE thisd idea!!! Thanks!!! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Darling idea Pamela and at just the right price!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
    XO Barbara

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  9. Super cute Pamela. You are so creative girl. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  10. For real Pam... You are just too clever! I love them. : )

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  11. Pamela you have such a sure hand, want to come and do some for me? LOL I love the look and so easy! Thanx Jo

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  12. I love the cups and your handwriting is gorgeous Pamela. Great job!

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  13. They are so cute. Your hand writing is adorable. Great job on these.

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  14. love your cups...and the cup stand. Where did you find the cup display stand/holder?
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  15. Great idea!! They are so cute - - thanks for showing us how to make them! ~julie

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  16. Super cute Pamela!...do did an amazing job!

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  17. Your talent never stops. Love them!

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  18. Those turned out lovely! I used the sharpies to make my sister some plates a while back, but I could see myself making some mugs just like these for myself! Definitely my style. Love em!

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  19. Love these! Thanks for the tip about only using for decoration... I do like the looks of them. Your lettering is so pretty. Would love for you to share these at my Creative Ways Link Party tomorrow night. It goes live at 8pm central. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  20. What a clever idea. I love the font you chose to do. Those are pretty darn nice cups plates for a buck!! My dollar store doesn't have anything so nice.

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  21. I love this!! I have some dishes that are white with pasta words on them and get compliments on them all the time but I would like to make some with other words on them and this is the perfect idea! Please come link up to my party CPW (Centerpiece Wednesday) and share this post with us! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2015/03/centerpiece-wednesday-diy-recipes.html
    Karin

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  22. nice post
    beautiful.. i really liked
    http://obatherbaluntukkankerkandungkemih33.wordpress.com/

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