Tuesday, June 7, 2011

painting silver plate

i love to experiment painting on surfaces other than timber.
i have done many metal chairs, but have always wanted to have a go at
doing up some pretty silver plated items.
all these pieces were found in different op shops on one of my
hunting expeditions.
( and i'm planning on doing a little 'hunting today too ;)
yes, all white again, but think some of these would have looked gorgeous
with a lick of pink paint too.
the round tray is quite big and perfect for a tea party or breaky in bed!
the pretty detailed edging shows up beautifully through the white
don't you think?

a couple of the pieces before....
i wonder what i'll find today.....
oh, and i'll be sure to let you know the date of my YARD sale
as soon as i do!!
Kate x
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  1. The white paint really shows up all the detail! I love the "look"!~Hugs, Patti

  2. Now no polishing...love this look!

  3. These are so pretty ... I kind of think that they look even more feminine... I love them!

    Have a great week!

  4. Hey, these look really great! Sooo gonna try that :)

  5. love that look...what type paint did you use so that it "sticks" well to the metal?

  6. And to think I threw away some old silver plate trays because they looked so bad! The white really brings out the detail on them.

  7. I love painted silver pieces and yours are pretty! You are right...the detail shows up so much better when painted!

  8. Your pieces are all gorgeous and such beautifu shapes and edges. Everything looks wonderful displayed together. The white is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. They came out great! Do you use a special paint?

  10. Hi! I'm your newest follower :) I just love how these turned out, I will def have to try this! Thank You for the inspiration! Have a Plum Perfect Week!!

  11. Your space is just stunning! Loved the white. Soft and feminine. Would love to visit here more often. Now, am your newest follower...hope you will follow me back:)
    Have a great week!

  12. I too would love to know the steps you went through to get this finish. I picked up a lovely pair of serving dishes with silver plate lids which have seen better days. I would love to do this to them.

    Best wishes
    Jen in NSW

  13. These are lovely Kate. They look particularly lovely grouped all together. Great job.

    Pam x