Flea Market Flip: Painted Brass Plates
I started out thinking I'd make this a Wordless Wednesday post because there isn't much to this project, but let's be real...I don't do wordless.
Brass plates are a flea market, thrift store, yard sale, antique store staple. You can find them in all kinds of styles, sizes and prices. Luckily for me, we inherited a bunch of them and as much as I dislike brass, I love these things!
I've been wanting to liven them up for some time now and finally got to it this weekend. I spray painted them white and then pulled out the paint and yes, children's paint brushes. Seriously I could kick myself for not doing this sooner, they turned out exactly as I'd hoped.
I was going for a paint-by-numbers look and though I'm not sure that's what I created I'm happy with the results just the same. Especially the white that peeks out from around all the fruit, like on the plate below.
I'm still considering adding a bit more to the pub scenes, I'm worried they look a little too Easter eggy. What do you think?
Be sure to stop back by in a couple weeks as this is just the first patch of plates. The kids are eager to paint their own and I want to try out a black background. Until then, the next time you're out thrifting grab a brass plate and make it awesome!
I love this--so playful and colorful!ReplyDelete
xx Hannah // TheCheapishly.com