If you're like me, you enjoy mixing things up from time to time just to keep life interesting. This especially applies to home decor. Giving your personal space a facelift can be as easy (and satisfying) as rearranging the furniture, swapping out some throw pillows, or reframing a piece of art. So along those lines, wouldn't it be nice to spice up the essential items you use every day—like your plates, cups, and silverware? Strategies for reinventing your dinnerware, however, don't necessarily leap immediately to mind. When I first started brainstorming ideas, I found myself a bit stymied. How do you change the look of something that's designed to be used "as is"? But equipped with a little imagination and a few basic supplies, you may be surprised at what you can do. From simple embellishments to more sophisticated techniques that let you channel your inner artist, here are 11 creative ways to make your settings sing.