Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Silver Platter Matter...Goodwill Makeover

I love the raised design on the outer edge of this tray, but the tray...not so much. What would you do to improve this Goodwill find?
If you said spray paint...then you would be right.








Miracle in a can, I tell ya. Beige spray paint plus gel stain applied after the paint has dried was what this silver tray needed. I then decided that some vinyl lettering (of course, that is always my best solution) was needed.


I just love giving new life to something that might get thrown out.
I am joining up with Suasan over at Between Naps on the Porch for another Metamorphis Monday. You won't be disappointed, there are so many talented people that share project makeovers it will make your head spin with ideas
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39 comments:

Amy said...

Great job.. it looks fantastic. I love those colors.

Peggyann said...

So pretty! I never would have thought of doing that. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

I love visiting and seeing your transformations on thrift store items. I would have never thought to spray paint that tray...and the addition of the lettering...perfect!!

Caro's Thrifty Adventures said...

LOVE it, so pretty!!
Can you tell me what is the gel stain you're using? Thanks!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love my spray paint, but have never used the gel stain you are talking about. Hmmmmm....adding it to my list. ;-)

Cece

Embellished Bayou said...

How beautiful, what an improvement! I also love your little pumpkin topiary from earlier this week. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

How do you do it? I would have painted it, but never thought about the stain. And even if I did, I would never have gotten it right. The platter looks beautiful!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Oh, that looks very classy! That is going to sell for sure! Hope you feel better!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a great transformation!

Charlene said...

Great Job! Don't you just love to find a treasure! Thanks for sharing!

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Oh I like it! the spray paint sure made the edge design stand out!

Julie said...

Such a great ideal...
xoxo
Julie

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Don't you just love spray paint!!??
This is a great transformation

Kammy said...

Great new decoration!!!
Kammy

Sherri S said...

That is one AMAZING makeover! I LOVE it now. Before, not-so-much. Paint is our friend!

Blue Creek Home said...

The tray turned out very pretty.
I love gel stain too!
Rhonda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THIS TRAY!!! Great job!

Shelia said...

You made this tray look like a million bucks! It's gorgeous.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

cool idea! I also have something from Good will on my post!

Sharlotte said...

Great transformation! I love the raised edge too...Love the vinyl letters...Thanks for sharing.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

The tray looks great...I have never used gel stain...I will now thankafter seeing your tray. Come over to see my $1.00 vinyl lettering and let me know what you think, thanks.

Blessings,
Linda

arkie said...

What a great makeover! Cute blog!

abnsigoslady said...

So...pretty. The lettering is great. Laura@the mansion

2browneyedbeauties said...

I love it!! Thank you for sharing this great idea, I love the addition of the vinyl decals. Also, thank you for your sweet comments on my goodwill post, it is so appreciated.:)

niartist said...

WOW! This is quite the transformation! Love it! Thanks for sharing! Artie (Niartist) Color Outside the Lines Blog ... ooo, love your header image, too! :)

Angie said...

Wow, that turned out fabulous!

Chari said...

Hello...

What a fabulous Met Monday post!!! I just love what you did with your silver tray...I have never thought about painting it! Was wondering if you do anything to prep the tray before painting? Does the paint adher well? The painted finish is gorgeous and I love the lettering that you added! Really, really beautiful! Great project...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Chari said...

Hello again...

Just wanted to stop back in and let you know that I really enjoyed taking a look at your blog and some of your past posts! You have a delightful blog, my friend...so many great ideas...loved what I seen! I'm adding you to my list of blog follows and look forward to your upcoming posts!

So very nice to meet you!
Warmest wishes,
Chari

bj said...

Now, this is AWESOME...just love it. where does everyone get their lettering??

AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi...I posted on your other blog, I forgot to say how wonderful to finally find someone who also loves black and white and notices it everywhere..Your the best, thanks for visiting...Phyllis

Merrie said...

I love it! The lettering is just perfect.

Sandy said...

Your tray turned out great, what a wonderful ideal. Loved the lettering.Do you need to prime before painting?
Sandy

Anonymous said...

I love your tray you transformed. Where is everyone getting these vinyl letters, do you make them yourself and with what, or do you purchase them and where. Please let me know and my email is honeybray@yahoo.com. Thanks so much.

Also, I love your blog and will become a follower when I finish this comment.

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow! I would never have thought to paint that, but it looks amazing! I think I am going to try this with a silverplated tray I bought at a thrift shop. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane

Amy said...

Popping back in to say thanks for the heads up about winning the pumpkin giveaway. I had no idea. I have been so busy lately, I haven't had time to check back.
I left her a comment, I hope its not too late.
Thanks again,
Amy

J and S said...

Is there any end to your creativity Connie... Really. An amazing woman in so many ways!
Love it... Will probably duplicate it and share with you again!!!
~Sharon

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Very pretty! I love the power of spray paint. Using a gel stain is a good idea to personalize it!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Really nice makeover! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I will definitely do the same. I can't wait to see what other projects you have up your sleve!

Bethany said...

I love this idea! My dollar store tray is old and stained... I was about to throw it away... not anymore!!! Thank you for sharing!