Need more flatware?
Here’s an easy way to make your guests feel extra special!
The BHE has a large family.
Well to me he does, I’m an only child.
He has a brother and a sister and 6 nieces and nephews. omg.
All of them, plus his parents, came to stay with us over a long weekend in earlier in the year.
It was actually great, everyone had a wonderful time, but wow, that’s a lot of people, people!
Since we didn’t have enough flatware, I had to get creative. This simple DIY with vintage flatware and fingernail polish turned this mismatched silverware into super cool and new!
DIY Colorful Flatware
I picked up 20 each of spoons, forks and knives at a local antique mall. I wanted every set to be a different color so I chose 20 different nail polish colors to use. I simply used Frog Tape to tape off a clean and crisp line then painted one of each piece to make a matching set. If you need perfectly straight lines, and when do you not, Frog Tape must be your tape of choice!
So me and The Handler taped and painted.
And got high.
We were quite high, as a matter of fact, from the fingernail polish fumes.
And after we painted we simply used the Velvet Finishes Protect to clear coat the polish.
See how pretty they turned out? Lovely! Everyone made a big fuss over them and the kids fought over the colors. A success I would say! Just a side note – I do recommend hand washing and hand drying these so they keep their loveliness. A pain I know but they’re so cool they’re worth it!