Tarnished Dreams

I ran across a silver dish in a box of stuff I had in storage and I looked at and thought..I can get that tarnish out with some elbow grease, No Problem! So after scrubbing and polishing my heart out I was no further than when I first laid eyes on on this dish, so in the good will box it went….

I have this box of disregarded items that I collect to pass on to others to use, this tarnished dish was on the borderline of going into the garbage. This box was sitting in my office and getting pretty full and just before I decided to toss it in to the trash I came up with an idea to up cycle it.( I hate to throw things away)

Paint seems to always do the trick. I have never painted something like this before so this was  really an experiment for me. I really like how chalk paint looks and I thought it was perfect for this piece. It wold also give it that shabby chic  look which I love!. I picked this really neat color it was called “POOL” which is a blue.img_1666

I bought this paint at my local craft store. I had never worked with chalk paint and let me tell you a little goes a long way. I applied 3 coats and it looked like I hardly used any paint. This 8 oz jar was only $5.00 and I really did not see any smaller options to purchase. Oh well,  I guess I will have this for another project! Well.. I thought it turned out pretty cool.  BUT ..I felt like it was missing something. img_1673

I got out my stencils and that day I was thinking a lot of about dreams and this “pool” blue seemed very dreamy  to me so this is what I came up with ..img_1680

Very close but not quite done…My thoughts on this project was to maybe hang the dish up or place it on my desk to catch odds and ends…I was a bit nervous to place any food in it. Not sure what kind of chemicals I would be introducing to my body or others.

I went in the garage and was looking for some clear coat spray paint because I was bit nervous that the chalk paint would chip off the metal. The problem with some of our paint in out garage is things are not so organized and no caps to tell you the color. When I grabbed what I thought was a clear coat….it was silver clear coat..I had already applied it to the top..So here are the thoughts that ran through my mind…Oh SHIT!!!!, What the HELL!!, You know that does not look half bad…, I actually like the look.., Isn’t this something I  tried to cover up the silver to only apply some as a finish…well SO BE IT!!img_1711

Isn’t it funny how things turn out..I started with something I almost disregarded as trash and brighten it up to something sweet and charming.













About kitcatsdesigns

I am a full time nurse, mom and wife. My love for repurposing items and living the country life. I owe my passion to my mom who is no longer on this earth with me but in my heart and in my desire to be creative.
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12 Responses to Tarnished Dreams

  1. sandradny says:

    Way to be brave — love the result!


  2. This is really cute! Thanks for the idea….it’s such an easy thing to do and would make a nice gift for a good friend. Maybe it could hold a few small pillar candles?


  3. Thats super cute!!. I just love chalk paint. Its my favorite to work with. That stuff coats anything.

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  4. I love it, end up where you start only different. ~~dru~~


  5. purplebutterfly964 says:

    I really like it and putting dream in the middle, makes it even more special.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    Only seemed appropriate that I would share this post!


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