Whenever I’m at Goodwill or out thrifting, I keep an eye out for silver trays or bowls. I don’t know why Goodwill will price an orphan white dinner plate at $2 but will sell something like this little silver plated tray for .99 cents.
At any rate, this strange pricing policy makes it easy to collect some interesting pieces.
I brought this one home with the idea of cleaning it up with a little silver polish, but instead it wound up in my Scary Spray Paint Area (my sSPA), where it sat for several weeks and got some rust spots.
I used Rustoleum’s Heirloom White as a base coat. (There are several spray paint brands with their own version of this color. I just tend to use Rustoleum for this particular color.)
Once this was dry, I took another spray paint, this time Valspar’s Everglade Glen. I held it a good two feet above the tray and shot a few quick bursts of paint.
I wanted a misted, mottled look between the white and the green.
I haven’t decided where I’ll keep it and what I’ll put in it.
I’ll probably use it to corral all the odds and ends on my dresser for now,
But I guess it will likely be moved around, painted several different times and serve several different purposes.
I can see it in the fall painted an eggplant/deep plum color, with acorns or seed pods in it, or a rich orange color filled with black plastic spiders and creepy things for Halloween…
…or at Christmas time….
Behold, the beauty of spray paint.
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