Use a Vintage Coffee Pot to Make Your Fall Table Beautiful

3 Materials
1 Hour

Give your table a gorgeous vintage feel this fall with an old coffee pot and a little paint!

I love decorating for Fall! My one rule of thumb for seasonal decorating is to always mix vintage pieces with natural elements. It instantly makes the decor look and feel unique.

I have a lot of these old silver-plated pieces in my collection and while I love their patina and using them as is, this one was ripe for a makeover.

To start, I gave the coffee pot two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk. Since I planned to distress it, I didn’t worry about it being fully covered. The paint adhered beautifully to the pot and I didn’t need to do anything but apply the paint.

When painted, the vintage coffee pot almost has the look of an old trophy with that beautifully shaped handle. Adding lettering seemed the perfect way to keep that feel and add some fall flair.

I used some adhesive silkscreens for the lettering. They are actually made for chalk but they work great for paint as well.

To use, lay them where you want the letter to be and press firmly with your fingers to make sure that the low tack adhesive is stuck to the surface.

Then add small amounts of the paint you want to use to one end. I wanted a mix of fall colours so used four different ones.

Use a plastic card to gently move the paint over the silkscreen. Make sure to cover it all.

Finally, peel off the silkscreen and your painted letters will be left.

I love that the lettering looks fall-ish but has that same kind of old trophy feel to it.

If you have old silver plated items, don’t be afraid to paint them. There is so much out there that most of it really isn’t worth much. Besides… it’s just paint. It can always be taken off at a later date.

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  • Lana Grasso Lana Grasso on Oct 24, 2021

    Looks great. Did you know that this is actually a vintage cocktail shaker? Check for a maker’s mark on the bottom.


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