Friday, July 2, 2010

From Old in Gold

For those of you that remember these old vintage type plates ~ they bring back alot of memories to me.  My mom use to have some in our home, back in the days, heck, I probably had some too, when I first got married ~ they were elegant looking to me (at THAT time).  I found a couple of these the other day when I was walking through G/W ~ you can usually find some good deals.  When I saw these, I thought, well, I don't care for them in gold but maybe I can paint them or something.  So, I took a pic of one of them, BEFORE and here it is

I knew I was going to paint it white but didn't quite know what else to do with it afterwards;

Then I remembered I had some silver RUB N BUFF that I have been wanting to use but hadn't had the opportunity.  So, I started rubbing that silver stuff (SILVER LEAF is the color) all over it.  Its not very noticable in the pic but it looks prettier in person.  Here it is now:

I am working on my bedroom, because as I've mentioned before, my bedroom needs a major makeover.  I've neglected my bedroom for years and its time for a change.  I've finally found a king size headboard that I ♥ ~ its been painted white and distressed, also have other pieces that I'm working on especially for my bedroom.  Haven't made up my mind completely about the entire color theme but I think its going to be shabby chic white, with silver accents and some gold.....will be posting pics soon as my room makeover.

By the way, this RUB N' BUFF FINISH comes in various colors.  I found at Michaels for about $4.00, in case you're interested.

Thanks for stopping by and May God Bless You♥ 


  1. Oh I remember those. I think everyone had some at one time. Looks great painted white with the silver. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi Norma!

    I popped over from Better After, and now I'm spending wayyyy too much of my time poring through your creative goodness! Please feel free to drop by Rehab if you have a chance. Oh, and I'll be back to check out the silver job you do on that bedroom set!

  3. Wow...this turned out beautifully! The rub n buf was the perfect touch!



  4. Gotta love a can of spray paint and a bottle of rub n buff. I've used both on numerous occasions, and they have never let me down!
    My mom had those plates too. Nostagia moment!

  5. Thanks for using our AMACO Rub 'n Buff product! We have 17 colors - you'll have to try them all!