Doing tablescapes is fun, and I have a lot of chargers in various colors, but I don’t have anything light for spring. While at the thrift store, I couldn’t resist this set of ragged looking chargers, four for $2. I really liked the detail on them, and knew I could use them to get the color I could not find for spring.
Looking closely, it appears that these have already been painted once, and that paint was flaking off. Underneath, they were a shiny gold.
I went after them hard with a steel scrubber to get that darker paint off.
Setting them on a towel to dry, you can see the difference. The one I haven’t cleaned in front, compared to the two I have finished scrubbing.
I couldn’t get all the old paint out of all the little crevasses, but that didn’t matter. I don’t need another set of gold chargers, I already have two sets – one round and one square set. I wanted to paint this set.
I covered my potting bench with paper, and laid them out for spray paint.
Starting out, I lightly sprayed with the butter yellow I wanted them to become. I didn’t attempt to get coverage, just a first coat. I let it dry for an hour.
Then a second coat, again thinly coated and allowed to dry for another hour.
Third coat, starting to look evenly covered now, another hour of drying time.
Adding a fourth coat, I think this will do it. I let them dry the rest of the afternoon.
On the table, the pretty yellow color goes well with the spring green placemats.
I’ll be setting my spring table in butter yellow and spring green. The full tablescape is coming next week.
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15 thoughts on “Spring Chargers for the Table”
I am so ready for spring. I put out some of my spring decor a month ago hoping it would hurry spring along. Butter yellow and spring green are two of my favorite colors!
Love it, waiting for the full table setting
WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These turned out great! I love chargers. I think they really add a wonderful value to a table setting, and these really sing Spring. ~smile~ Roseanne
So pretty Carole….I love the Spring yellow. These will make a very pretty tablescape. Good jobl
Great idea—Yellow is my favorite; most chargers I’ve found are plastic, seemingly black with gold or silver paint anyway! What kind of paint did you use? I’m tempted to spray some in many, many colors.
I love the butter yellow!!
What a transformation! Love that yellow!
Oh Carole…you are so much fun. As I get older I want less and we even talk about how when we retire…that we’ll sell “everything” and start over simply. I’m gradually cleaning and giving the kids their “stuff” and my oldest daugther even inherited many of my holiday decorations ect….as when they were young I totally had so fun decorating house seasonally like you do….and know whe is doing it for her family and I get to visit and enjoy. 🙂
What a great buy! Love the embossing on the edges. That yellow is so warm and pretty. Looking forward to seeing the whole tablescape put together!
Wow, they look great!
I am so ready for spring! We have a nice spring-like day going on here today….but a rain due tonight and tomorrow. That’s okay; we need it. Your chargers turned out super! Good for you in finding these and making them the color you wanted. You are inspiring! m
Great idea. I love the end result.
They look lovely! Great upcycle! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
Such a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.
Great Idea. I see ideas here that I can’t wait to come back and read more about.
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