Vintage Syroco Wall Plaques Makeover
This is an easy and fun way to give some vintage Syroco wall plaques a cheerful colorful makeover.
I found these two vintage Syroco wall plaques at a thrift store quite a while ago for a dollar each. They’re made of a hard plastic resin and are dated 1976 on their backs.
I’ve always loved Syroco decor items like these because the details are quite amazing, although the coloring is not to my liking at all.
I gave this floral mirror frame a paint makeover a few years ago.
The plastic resin is very easy to spray paint. I gave it three light coats of a white spray paint and primer combo. All the major spray paint makers have a version that would work.
Just make sure it has plastic on the list of materials that can be spray painted.
Now all I needed for my wall plaque makeover was some Sharpie oil paint pens in my colors of choosing. These paint pens are my new favorite thing.
It was a beautiful day so I took my wall plaques out to the back deck and colored them while listening to the birds singing by the pond and waterfall.
There’s nothing better than doing projects outside.
I just colored away, with no expectations about how it would turn out.
Here’s the before of this one, which was really my tester.
And here’s the after. The gold was perfect for the basket and the hanger , and I didn’t end up using the blue.
I have to say I was happily surprised at how great it turned out.
It’s super cheerful and fun! Pretty much the complete opposite of what it was before.
Since this was my tester I didn’t take pics along the way, so I have some of the second wall plaque.
First, the rose petals were colored pink.
Then I added yellow into the middles just to give the roses a little more color interest.
Then it was onto the green leaves.
Here is the before of the roses wall plaque.
And the after.
Supplies needed for this project
- Vintage Syroco plastic resin wall plaques
- white paint and primer combo spray paint
- Sharpie oil paint pens
Syroco made a kajillion different sizes and designs of wall plaques, wall sconces, mirrors, clocks etc, all made from the same hard plastic resin.
This technique could be used on any of them to turn something drab and colorless into something fun and colorful.
I purposely only colored the tops of everything because the white in the background really make all the colors and shapes pop.
This was such an easy way to give these dated wall plaques a fun and colorful makeover.
Now I just have to find a place in the house to hang them. Decisions. Decisions.
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Thanks so much for reading and until next time,