Friday, August 16, 2013

Spiffing Up a Silver Tray

 

I love silver.   I would pick it up whenever I came across it and have accumulated a few boxes.  Well, now it’s time to give it a little love.

 

So I pulled out this lovely, ornate tray and gave it a spray of white.  Then sanded the raised parts.  (Of course, no “Befores”, I’m working on that.)

08 Bird Tray 2

 

08 Bird Tray 3

I applied a graphic using the wax paper transfer method which can be a bit challenging.  Very slippy, slidey.    When I tried to apply the image the first time, I smeared it.   I quickly wiped it off and tried again.  Success.  I then let it sit for two days thinking it would ‘set’.  Not so.  It was still wet.  What now?  I had some Mod Podge spray sealant so I applied several very, very light coats.  (If you use this, make sure you use it outside.  It is the most toxic smelling stuff ever.  Effective but smelly.)

 

08 Bird Tray

I used a final coat of clear spray and voila!

4 comments:

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

That is so pretty. I've never tried that transfer method, probably because I don't have printer *doh*

You are on a roll!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks gorgeous! i love the bird! like mel i have never done a transfer.... i have a printer but i am lazy! ;)

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow your transfer looks great and the tray turned out looking so pretty!!