As many of you already know I really like to shop at thrift stores. I like to find vintage stuff or just stuff that I would normally pay a lot of money for and now get for almost no money. But some stuff I found there just ask for some updating. Like these mismatching cutlery. I love the vintage style. The spoon looks like it’s a birthday spoon. There is a date on the back: 12-1-1942. If it was a gift at birth than that makes this spoon over 70 years old! Love things like that. I only paid 10 Euro cents for each piece. To make it a set I have a very easy tutorial for you on how to paint the base of this cutlery with nail polish! Why nail polish you may ask? Well, it’s strong plus it gives the metal an enamel look. Love that!
Learn how to paint cutlery with nail polish after the jump. . .
What you need for nail polish painted cutlery
– mismatched cutlery
– nail polish in a color of your choice
– masking tape
– something like a glass to place your cutlery in when it dries (you have to test this because some cutlery, like my knife, will not stand up in a glass. You can put these on a plate or book with something heavy on top)
How to create nail polish painted cutlery
1. Clean your cutlery with ammonia.
2. Place the masking tape on the cutlery to make a strait line at the point where you want you nail polish to end.
3. Start painting the cutlery with the nail polish.
4. Use several layers of nail polish and let dry between layers. Mine needed three layers.
5. Let your cutlery dry in a glass or on a plate with something heavy on top to keep balance. Leave it for at least 24 hours. This gives the nail polish time to harden completely.
6. Remove the masking tape.
7/8. Your cutlery is ready for use! One piece of advise: don’t put it in the dishwasher, this may shorten the life of your new cutlery set. If it does get less atractive however you could just remove everything with nailpolish remover and start again! XO Wilma