Well we are deep in the month of February and like most of you who live in cold winter climates, I am just about done with Winter, so I hope this post will make you think of Spring for just a few minutes.
I love setting a beautiful table and adding plate chargers is a great way to make your table scape look pretty.
Pretty plate chargers with a non-Christmas look are very hard to find, and when you do find some pretty ones, they can be quite expensive. I set up this pretty, Spring-like plate setting using metallic serving trays that I upcycled into plate chargers.
Whenever I am thrifting, I always pick up a few metal serving trays and look for different patterns. You know me, it's all about THE MIX! They are usually priced anywhere from $1.00 to $4.00 each and are very easily found.
So here are the original 6 trays that I started with.
I wanted them to be a soft blue colour and so I chose "Elegance" by Country Chic Paint. After the paint dried, I sanded and distressed them lightly. I then sealed them with Natural Wax.
Country Chic Paint has just launched a new accent Metallic Cream that is user friendly, and as a participant of their 2015 Blogger Squad, I get to try out their new products! To emphasize the raised details on the platters, I applied the Metallic Cream in "Silver Bullet", concentrating mainly around the raised edges. The silver cream over the blue paint has a pearl-like look to it and it is very subtle. You can apply the Metallic Cream with a brush, but I actually used my fingers for this project as it was just easier to spot apply it on the raised details. Everything can be washed-up easily with water. The Metallic Cream comes in three other colours. You can click here to see Rosanne's (co-founder of Country Chic Paint) video tutorial introducing the Metallic Cream . I just love her accent!
I love the look of the different patterns mixed together and emphasized with the Metallic Cream.
The Metallic Cream does dry up pretty fast so if you apply a little too much cream, wipe-off the excess immediately. I found it was best to work in small sections, applying and wiping-off.
Have I taken your mind off Winter for just a few minutes. I hope so - I just can't wait for SPRING!
Have a great day!
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