April 12, 2012

Painting Ideas: How to update an old silverware organizer

I painted my Knife Block a few days ago with a lovely french blue paint, and while cleaning out my cupboards, I came across my dingy bamboo silverware organizer.


and since I had a little bit leftover from my favorite blue paint, I decided to paint the tray blue, too.


To feed my organization obsession, I used a Sharpie to label the compartments. 

Then, I used some spray on gloss coat to seal the paint and make it washable/waterproof.


You could totally use polycrylic (See my tips on that here.), but I didn't want to have to clean a brush afterwards.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

DIY Tip: paint and label an old wooden silverware organizer for a fun new look!

DIY Tip: paint and label an old wooden silverware organizer for a fun new look!

DIY Tip: paint and label an old wooden silverware organizer for a fun new look!

DIY Tip: paint and label an old wooden silverware organizer for a fun new look!

Just to keep it real, that is the silver that my grandmother gave me when I got married. On a day to day basis, we usually use paper plates and a few rogue forks. 


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9 comments:

  1. That turned out great! I was totally feeling bad about my plain silverware for a minute... I'm relieved thats not your everyday stuff :) It's so beautiful!

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  2. I love it!! I actually have one of those wooden trays as well. May need to raid my paint stash for a fun color.

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  3. Hi Sweet Viginia!

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  4. Your blog is amazing! I'm a new follower...can't wait to see the amazing stuff you do! xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  5. looks great! love the colour :)

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  6. Love this idea, featured you today :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/french-blue-painted-silverware-organizer/

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  7. lol! luv it - i was thinking to myself i totally luv that silverware, it's so beautiful and fancy. i would prolly want to use it everyday until i had to polish it - ha!

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  8. That color blue always make the silver look so pretty. I think I heard them cheering when I scrolled past.

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