Tired old dinnerware… Dress it up with DecoArt
So the other day, I was on a date with my sweetheart and we were walking through Target (yes, it was a glamorous Target date) and I found these fun summer dinnerware items that had some really great texture to them. They were also on clearance, total score. I thought they would look lovely with a little hint of gold and a touch of Americana Sea Breeze…
- Some dinnerware that needs some dressing up.
- Gold spray paint – I used Krylon Premium Gold
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic – Sea Breeze
- Painters Tape
- Plastic Wrap
- Sponge brush
- Fine grit sand paper
To begin, you need to mask all of the portions of your piece that you don't want painted. I only wanted to paint the handles of the salad spoons and the bottom of the goblets so I masked off a good portion of the items with plastic wrap and painters tape.
Use the painters tape to create a a clean line for the spray paint. Next, use the gold spray paint and spray paint the selected areas of your piece.
I decided to use spray paint because I didn't want any brush lines in the gold portion of the project. I wanted it to look as much like metal as possible. Once the paint was dry, I taped it off again to create another line for the Sea Breeze paint with a little of the gold peaking out. Now for this layer of paint I didn't mind the brush lines. I wanted it to be rough and look like a fine almost coppery patina.
When the paint was dry I the sanded it lightly with super fine grain sand paper to show off the fabulous texture. It almost looks like aged copper. I love it!
It really adds a fun look to these simple and inexpensive dinnerware items. Make sure you hand wash them from this point, but they should last for quite some time and add a fun look to your summer table.
This is a fun project that you could even do with your kiddos this summer. Find some fun and inexpensive dinnerware or picnic items and let the kiddos go to town.0