Vintage Syroco Wall Plaques Makeover

Vintage Syroco Wall Plaques Makeover

This is an easy and fun way to give some vintage Syroco wall plaques a cheerful colorful makeover.

Vintage Syroco flower wall plaque hangings before 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.

Syroco wall plaque hangings spray painted white

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.

coloring Syroco wall flower plaques with oil paint pens

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.

Vintage Syroco flowers wall plaque makeover

Here’s the before of this one, which was really my tester.

Easy and fun vintage Syroco wall plaque makeover

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.

Coloring Syroco wall plaque roses pink with oil paint pen

First, the rose petals were colored pink.

Adding yellow centers into pink roses on Syroco wall plaque makeover

Then I added yellow into the middles just to give the roses a little more color interest.

Coloring Syroco flower wall plaque leaves green with oil paint pen

Then it was onto the green leaves.

Giving plastic Syroco wall plaques a makeover

Here is the before of the roses wall plaque.

Fun and easy vintage Syroco wall plaque makeover

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
Vintage Syroco flower wall plaque hangings before makeover

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.

Easy and fun makeover of pair of vintage platic resin Syroco flower wall plaques

Like these.

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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Easy and fun makeover of vintage plastic resin Syroco flower wall plaques

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Oh my gosh Tuula, those look SO GREAT! I never would have thought to use paint pens on those but this idea just opens up a world of possibilities!!


  2. Your plaques turned out so pretty! I didn’t even know that Sharpie had a line of oil paint pens. I really need to get out more but then again, you keep me fairly informed with your creations, keep up the good work Tuula!

    1. Thanks Pam! The paint pens are so much fun, and I’m looking forward to finding out more projects for them.

  3. Debra Hubbs says:

    These came out so pretty! I didn’t know Sharpie makes oil paint pens. They could come in handy. Wonder if they could be used on regular old ceramic pieces that are made for painting.

    1. Thanks Debra! They might work if the ceramic pieces don’t have a glaze on them. I would certainly give them a try.

  4. HOLLEY DOWNS says:

    I have never heard of these, but will be on the look out for them now that I know what they are. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and inspiring us with your wonderful ideas.

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Holley. I’m so happy you’re enjoying my projects.

  5. Rebecca Payne says:

    Really creative. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love these!! And leaving some white showing was brilliant! But I expect nothing less from you, girl!