Went to drop some used clothes off to Goodwill…leaving just a few minutes extra of course to take a look inside to see what treasures I may find….
Came home with these….plate was .50 and the brass pedestal was $2.29. Out of my pocket $2.79 (I told you I am reallllly good at math–so don’t be jealous and all…yes, I did use a calculator, please stop laughing… ;)
So I got out my pliers and I took off the candle prick thingy (no clue what that is called). Most of the time these are screwed into the top of the pedestal and you can just unscrew them. If not, try snapping it off with some pliers.
Got out some grey primer and black satin spray paint.
I sprayed the pedestal with the primer and let it dry….doesn’t it already look better??? What was the fascination with brass in the late 80’s….what was it I ask????
I took the plate and washed it. Got out a dry eraser–black marker. Yes—it will erase off of the plate. And you can reuse it and reuse it. Perfect for telling guest what kind of cheese is on the plate right?!?!
If you can’t find a plain white plate at a thrift store—you can usually find one at Target or Walmart.
When the primer dried I put a coat of the Black Satin spray paint on. Let dry…then another coat.
After the paint dried I placed a few dabs of Liquid nails on the pedestal.
Ready for a party!!!
I put the plate on top and let it dry. Do you love it??? I do too!!! I will be using this at my Thanksgiving table this year!! Go out and find yourself a old, tossed out pedestal and plate and make one too!!!
Be Inspired to be Clever ;)
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