With Cihat as inspiration, give your own used ceramics a makeover with some simple splashes of color. Art-supply company Pébéo offers a non-toxic, microwaveable, dishwashable paint that allows you to create lasting, inspired designs. A few brush strokes and an oven bake later, and you’re doing your part to recycle and give new life to your old dishware, vase or picture frame.


  • a ceramic, porcelain, china, glass or metal object
  • Pébéo Porcelaine 150 paint
  • a soft-tipped paintbrush 
  • a conventional oven
  1. Wash the object you plan to paint and dry it completely.
  2. Using a soft-tipped brush, freehand your design.
  3. Not artistically gifted? Try a stencil or template.
  4. Let paint dry for 24 hours.
  5. Place object in a cold oven and set the temperature to 300 degrees.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes. 
  7. Carefully remove the object with oven mitts and let cool. 
This article originally appeared in Plenty in October 2007.

Copyright Environ Press 2007

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Installing ceramic tile