Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Silver Plated Teaset ~ Turquoise Fancy

Another one of my $5 auction deals! I won a silver plate teaset and compote on Saturday night. The whole set was in great shape besides a bit of tarnishing. I decided to fancy it up with some spray paint and Mod Podge. This was actually my first project ever to use Mod Podge! What have I been waiting for? I used a piece of scrapbook paper on the tray, my cutting was not so great. As an attempt to hide my blunders I  glued  silver beads around the edge and I think that really added to the look!
Here is the before shot, please excuse my ugly garage. I actually already had one side of the teapot done before I thought to take a pic!
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16 comments:

emma_kaye said...

What a great way to spice up a $5 auction deal - I LOVE the turquoise! Isn't Mod Podge fun!? Great use of scrap book paper & the silver beads are great, too! :)

Kalina said...

Really loving this and the silver beads add quite the finishing touch! :)

Chic Creations said...

That turned out beautifully. Love the
color . Great job. Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

Much cuter than silver plate!

Elizabeth said...

I love this!! Just wondering...did you do any prep work before painting?? What brand spray paint did you use? I can't wait to browse around and see your other projects ;)

gracefulvintage said...

LOVE the Turq!! But I'm a bit confused about the Mod Podge as I've never used it. Did you spray paint first then Mod Podge or visa versa???

Stacy said...

I love this! I have just cleaned house and found a bunch of old silver pieces that are too tarnished to use but I want to paint. Can you please provide the how-to on how you did thins and got such a beautiful finish?

Chrissie said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments! This was a spurt of the moment project, I did not do anything to the surface but clean it. I used Valspar Mediterranean Blue and it seemed to bond really well. I mod podged the paper on after painting! Hope this helps~

charl said...

that looks fantastic... i would never have thought of being able to paint silver before.. but now if im defo going to give it a go!
well done!!

Mod Podge Amy said...

I LOVE this!

Denita said...

Gosh I have several sets as I used to have a thrift store .... going to have to try this ; }

Noel said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea...I'm pulling out my stash and looking at them in a whole different light....TFS! Noel :-D

concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful!
Kathy

Krystal's Kreations said...

Awesome! I hope to find a cheap set to paint for my daughter. Love it!

Christine said...

oh my heart just fell. I love old silverplate and collect it when I can. Oneida mostly. to easily clean tarnish I put a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of my sink, fill sink with hot water and pour in a bunch of baking soda. Add silver, much of the tarnish will come off.
Now, I think that this is a super great idea for those silver pieces that say "made in China" on the bottom. Now I can buy those too and make them cool!!!! Your set turned out really nice.

Jenny said...

I love this!! How has the paint held up? Did you prime at all?
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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