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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