Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Painted Cake Stand & Mixing Rub n Buff
I'm sure it's against the rules of collecting to paint certain things like silver, brass, or even fine wood. The way I look at it, however, is if I only paid a few $'s at a yard sale, and I don't like the item as it is - then Let's Paint! I doubt The Antiques Road Show is ever going to stop by my house - or my blog for that matter - and tell me my $300,000 table is now worth only $60 because I painted it. You neither? Good, because here's the deal:
I had a brass cake stand that was quite pretty, but I didn't like it because the color was weird. It looked like it should have been silver, but when you cleaned it up - it was more gold. It just looked cheapy. Plus, someone recently called to see if I had a white cake stand they could borrow - and, well, I didn't - but decided it might be very nice if I did. So, what the heck - I painted the brass one, and it is so much more to my liking.
I probably should have used spray paint, but I'm testing the paint+primer from Ace Hardware on different items and thought this would be a great opportunity to try it on metal. To read more about my thoughts on this paint, go here.
I brush painted the cake stand with two coats of Navaho White
Rubbed the cake stand down with sealing wax
Then mixed together two colors of Rub-n-Buff to create a cooler shade of brown, and low-lighted the raised areas
I was trying to coordinate the cake stand with these plates.
The leopard print on top of the cake stand is a plastic circle I cut from a placemat from the $ store. It is perfect to store muffins and cookies on, and makes easy clean-up of the cake stand.
I don't think I miss the brass at all.
What have you painted that would make "the experts" gasp?
I'd love to hear about your rebellious side.
Thanks for stopping by,
Parties I Will Be Linking To:
Sunday - The Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming, DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Tuesday - Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife,
Wednesday - Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,