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Monday, March 14, 2011

Tractor Paint Over Silverplate

Hi Everyone!

     Okay, who has a Tractor Supply Company in the 'hood? Seriously, this is right up near Walmart in my list of favorite stores now (and I haven't been to Walmart in forever). I can find paint, rabbit food, doggie cookies and so much more, all under one roof.
     So, I was recently shopping the paint at TSC and I found Tractor Implement paint. Huh?? Tractor Paint? NO WAY! They even had cool color names line International Harvester and John Deere Green. I thought that paint designed to cover a tractor would be just dandy for my very unimpressive silverplate vase. I love silverplate but this one wasn't name brand and it didn't have any tarnish on it.  It actually looked more like the fake-y plastic "silver" than anything else. So.....all I had to do was spray on a metal primer, let it dry (30 minutes should do it) then sprayed thin coats of tractor paint in red. Don't hold the nozzle down, just tap the nozzle to let out short bursts of paint. Two or three coats of paint applied like this will give great coverage without the drips. Let paint dry between coats, + / - 30 minutes depending on the temperature.

The original. About $1.50 from Salvation Army.



Isn't it so happy looking now?

 Don't have a TSC near you? Try!


Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said...

Uhhh... LOVE. I LOVE that. That is a perfect red, and I love everything about it! Without the shine, the form and lines of the little guy are so much more clear. Imma get one for me!!! LOVE IT!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, Who would of thought??? :)
Great transformation!! TSC is about a mile from my house & I have never been in.
Husband & son buy & sell tractors for fun & they are ALWAYS in there... next time I should go along... Thanks for the tip.

Unknown said...

This is so striking! I love the silhouette and that color!

Screaming Sardine said...

Love the red. It really makes that pitcher POP!


Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

That looks awesome! What a gorgeous colour, so much better than the silver- and it doesn't have to be polished anymore!

Cristie said...

What a great color and tractor paint, who knew...gotta get some.

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by my blog & I'm glad you liked the cape!

Janet said...


But I HAVE to share something-

When I saw tractor paint, I knew exactly what you were talking about! The red you used is the same color(but different brand) that my Husband used on his hotdog cart! It was called Safety Red by Rustoleum...originally when we were looking for paint for it, we saw tractor paints and I thought it was too funny!

Sorry about the novel, lol!

Jennifer said...

I have a silver pitcher very similar to that one. It was a wedding gift. It has also sat in my attic for years b/c I don't have a use for it. I like the red. Maybe time to pull it out and give it a new look! Thanks for sharing at Someday Crafts!
Scissors & SPatulas

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

I am LOVING this red! It's totally transformed and ready for a summer picnic table. :) Thanks for linking up at The Little Birdie! :)

Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) I LOVE this makeover--it looks so great! It had a great shape to start with, but the red is just so much more fun :-)

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

grammy and papi said...

Love the makeover, red is GREAT!!

Have a God Filled Day

grammy and papi said...

Love the makeover, red is GREAT!!

Have a God Filled Day

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