I love having an eclectic kitchen. When I buy plates, bowls, glasses, and silverware, I usually only buy one of each piece (which is easy enough if you’re getting it all from a thrift store!) – I love being able to mix everything up, with no two pieces the same.
What you need: silverware, acrylic craft paint, painter’s tape, paintbrushes, and a protective finishing spray. If you plan to eat with your silverware, make sure the paint and protective spray you use are completely non-toxic and food safe!
If you want to make any ultra-straight lines, tape off your silverware wherever you like. It’s probably best to paint only the handles, and not the parts that will be in contact with food!
Now paint your little heart away!
I found that I liked using painting sponges rather than paintbrushes. They allowed me to get more paint on there, and could be used to create some really cool effects!
I used a sponge to paint with two colors at once and I loved the ombre-like effect it made!
What you see above is just one coat of paint. You may need a couple before you reach your desired look – I used three coats. Just make sure to wait for the paint to dry completely before you begin a new coat! It’s also key to wait for one side to dry before flipping over and doing the back. This project ends up taking a few hours because of all the waiting, but it’s worth it. :)
Once the paint is totally dry, take your little creations outside and lay them on a piece of paper.
Spray them with your protective finish – I used three coats. You might want to cover the un-painted portion with some tape before spraying.
And you’re all done!
I’m not sure how well these will hold up after washing them, but they’d be awesome to use for a huge dinner party with all your friends!
Photos by FP Brigette.
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