Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Vintage Silver - A Fast and Easy Project

 
You all know how much I love my vintage, tarnished silver!  I collect a piece every chance I get.
 
Today's project is really quick and easy.
 
 
I started with this beautiful tarnished piece of silver.  I did nothing to it except wash the dirt off of it.  I then painted the inside of it with Americana Chalkboard Paint.  It took two coats to cover good. This comes in small - 4 oz. - containers at your local craft store.
 
 
I then took an old silver spoon that was very ornate and slightly bent it so that it had a curve in the handle.  I used E6000 glue to glue the spoon onto the silver platter.  Use the glue at both ends of the spoon that connect to the platter.
 
 At this point, I made a chalk holder.  I used some old lace that was just a tad wider than the chalk and sewed up each side to form a pocket for the chalk.
 
 
Loop the chalk holder over the curve standing up on the spoon and tied and stitch till you feel it is substantial.
 
Add a hanger on the back and you are done!!
 
 
A cute piece that would fit several places in your home!
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. great project. I love it. xoxo susie

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  2. Hi Judy. Gluing a lovely vintage spoon for a handle - what a great idea. Always love the silverplate trays turned into chalkboards. Romantic.
    Joy

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  3. Great job, Judy. Never would have thought to use a spoon for a handle. xo Laura

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  4. Judy, this is so cute. Love the spoon as a handle. I have an old silver tray from my Mom's I think I'll make into a chalkboard!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Very pretty and love it against the red and white polka dotted background!

    Poppy

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  6. What a great and creative idea, Judy. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Awesome! Love that project. Blessings

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  8. Great idea, I love it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  9. Love it! Every time I'm in Goodwill and see the shelves full of tarnished silver pieces, I think of you. :-)

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  10. Judy,
    This is so sweet. Love this. I bet it would look so cute hanging on a cabinet door in the kitchen. Very crafty!. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  11. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it with me! I will be trying this:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  12. Hi Judy, love this project and I have done this myself and they make great gifts like for a birthday with a note to the recipient.
    I also collect old silver to paint or leave with it's original patina.
    Great project.
    Thanks for sharing.
    XO

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  13. That is ah so gorgeous place, I closed my eyes & imagined myself sitting in the first chair gazing out.. It felt wonderful!
    Elegant DIY Wine Storage

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  14. That is a really cute idea Judy. I need to make a chalkboard this weekend for an upcoming event and this might just be the idea I use! Thank you! Blessings, Cindy

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  15. You know whenever I am at GW or other thrift store I'm always looking for these pieces. I only find the cheaper, thin ones. I love the edging on yours, and I also love the chalkboard inside. Wishing you a most happy summer!

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  16. That is really cute! I like silver pieces being used in unique ways.

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  17. So cute and easy, I'll have to give it a try.I love old silver. Great idea!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Great idea, Judy! Love this project, and the spoon and the little lace chalk holder are inspired!
    Happy week!
    Helen xox

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  19. I have been looking for something to make over into a chalkboard..I might give this a try..Thanks, Judy

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  20. This silver piece is such a beauty. I love antique looking items.

    Have a happy week, Judy.

    ~Sheri

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