I am going to show you some tarnished old ladies and what became of them. This old tea pot was a flea market find...$4.00 because of the broken lid, I suppose. I found it while out Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina's Nest. My original intention was to clean it up and then spray paint it white....not even salvageable, I thought.
But...here it is after a lot of Wright's Silver Creme and elbow grease...starring in Lady Katherine's birthday tea!! I hot-glued the lid on since I will never really use it for tea. I just didn't have the heart to spray paint it when I saw how pretty it was!!
This tray was a Goodwill find! I had already polished this old gal as much as I could when I took this picture. Fortunately, slightly tarnished is stylish right now! Can you see the "O" engraved in the middle?? Oprah...I have your tray and I'm not giving it back!!! lol
Here is a close-up of the grape border. Isn't it gorgeous?? I love grapes!!! You could paste grapes on a stick and I would buy it!!!
Here's where the old ladies now reside....on my coffee table! I've added the thrift store coffee butler from a previous post and a silver water pitcher that was a wedding gift many moons ago.
Here's one last group of tarnished old ladies...old brass candlesticks that are probably older than some of you!! I have three sets, so I took one of each so they would be more interesting. I am going to spray paint them white. If it doesn't work...no great loss. I never use them as they are. I used white gloss spray paint from Walmart...$1.00 a can!
Here we are half-way into the project. I really didn't think this one was going to work, even though I've seen brass chandeliers painted on HGTV. Maybe you were supposed to sand first...but I just charged right in. I must admit that it took lots of coats and lots of time to dry in between. But....
..here they are now, on my hutch! I think they look pretty darn good and I will be able to use them again. I'm beginning to look at everything and visualize how it might look painted white!! My daughter told me that my grandson was even advising her to paint the bricks around their patio...way too much time with Granny over Spring break!! lol
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Susan's to see some more before and afters!