Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trash to Flash for little Cash...

I have been after one of these tiered cake plates for-ev-er.

The cheapest new ones run to $15-$20 and are not all that attractive. Who wants to pay that and still have to work on it? Yesterday, thrifting at Lifeline, score! While not the ugliest I have seen (and I have seen some ug-ly) it was not really my style, so apart it came.

I had some paint left from another project (White Knight Hammered Finish in Pacific Blue, in case you're interested), so used that to give it a couple of even coats on either side of the plates. This paint is a 'one-step, no primer' number - my favourite kind as I am very impatient once a project is started.

This morning I put it back together. Not bad for $4.00 and a few passses with the paint can! Can't wait to see it full of Christmas goodies when friends drop in next week.

PS. At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.

Thomas Tusser


Patricia said...

Very nice!
What a great tranformation!

Peta said...

Wow.....I would never have thought about painting the plates it looks fantastic.

Maggie Muggins said...

Popping over from Creations by Kara. I love the color you chose. It looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

It looks fabulous! I love that color of blue with the silver handle!

Thanks so much for joining my very first linky party. :)


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