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Antique Tin Plates...No They're Plastic!

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I have a super easy tutorial for you to make your own (plastic) antique pewter/tin plate, a tutorial I think anyone can do.
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This beautiful "tin" plate actually started out as 4 very gold plastic plate chargers just sitting in a thrift store waiting for me. Since gold doesn't go with my black, white, tan, gray, aged wood color scheme I have going on in my house, I knew the chargers would be the base of my next makeover.
  • antique tin plates no they re plastic , chalk paint, crafts, diy, home decor, repurposing upcycling
  • antique tin plates no they re plastic , chalk paint, crafts, diy, home decor, repurposing upcycling
A painted on coat of black chalk paint starts the project. Don't be too concerned about painting in only one direction, the brush strokes are going to add to the vintage feel of the fake tin.
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Since I didn't have any silver spray paint in my supplies I first experimented with a few acrylic paints dabbed on and blended then sanded. Let me just put it this way...it didn't look good. It looked like acrylic paints just dabbed on and sanded and not in a good way, I was missing the shine of silver. Back to the store.
Instead of acrylic paints, I left the store with a can of Rust-oleum Weathered Steel spray paint. Weathered Steel sounded like the perfect color...and it was close. The spray paint had a little texture but it still looked like spray paint.
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After the spray paint was dry, I went back over the entire plate with some watered down black acrylic paint. It looks dry in the above picture, but take my word for it, it's still very wet. While the paint is wet, wipe it off with a paper towel. If the tin doesn't look aged enough, hit it again with more black until you have your antique finish.
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To see my plates in their new home, lots more pictures and the little detail I added at the end, make sure you click on the link below. See ya soon.

To see more: http://scavengerchic.com/2016/02/29/beautiful-antique-tin-plate/

  • Dee B
    Dee B Newport News, VA

    Very good idea. Thank for sharing.

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    Very cool, thought they were tin! Fooled me, thanks for sharing

  • Rose
    Rose Mount Dora, FL

    love it.

  • Flossie
    Flossie United Kingdom

    Great idea, they look fab.

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland

    Great idea, thanks for sharing

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