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Make Colorful Painted Silverware

4 May 2011 15,618 views 5 Comments

by rhonda

My silverware drawer is hopelessly mismatched.  When Adam and I got married, we combined our collections, which were both eclectic to begin with.  (How I ended up acquiring so many random forks and spoons over the years is a mystery; there are at least a half dozen different flatware patterns currently lurking in my kitchen.)  I'd love a full matched set, but my budget dictates that what we currently have will have to do.  But now, thanks to Christy of Creatively Christy, I have a solution that will tie all of my odds and ends together into a unified set:   Painted handles!   I'm going to paint different patterns all in the same color, but you could also do the opposite and paint pieces in the same pattern with all different colors!  [how to make colorful painted silverware]

Project estimate:

  • Silverware, on hand or $1 and up
  • Spray primer, on hand or about $5 and up
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Masking tape, on hand
  • Sandwich bag, on hand

Total:  Free and up

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  • Cydnee Kaine said:

    I’m so doing that to my silverware! As soon as they start to chip it would give it a shabby chic twist, unless the paint gets into the food. That would not be good.

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  • Lady in a Smalltown said:

    Please note the comments on the original psot that mention that regular spray paint isn’t food safe. It looks cool, but shouldn’t be used for food utensils.

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  • smchu said:

    You can get the same effect by using Plasti Dip, but that will not flake off into food. Plasti Dip is a plastic coating used to mark tools and can be found at any hardware store and comes in multiple colors.