Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Trash to Treasure Chargers


I recently saw a post on DaisyMaeBelle about chalk painting chargers and I knew I wanted to try this.  The very next day, while shopping at Sur La Table, I discovered some damaged chargers in the sale bin.  Each set of four had been reduced twice and was down to six dollars.  So I spent twelve dollars for all eight!   They had exactly the kind of "French" scalloped edge that I wanted.  They were also shiny, plastic, scratched and looked so bad that I felt like I had to explain to the clerk why I wanted to buy them...


I am so glad that I did!  I painted them with Annie Sloan Old White (three coats), waxed them with clear wax, and then finished them off very lightly with the brush on dark wax.  I wanted to keep them very light.

I can't wait to set the table with them!



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  1. Love that you can paint chargers! Love AS Chalk paint!! Nice post!-aimee

  2. Wow! They look fabulously frenchy! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  3. I've never used chalk paint but after seeing your great results, I'm going to give it a try! I can't believe the difference in these chargers! Thanks so much for sharing your idea!!

  4. Yes I am hooked! My daughter is teasing me that she is going to lock her bedroom door when she goes to college because she is afraid I will have painted all her furniture when she comes home...

  5. The chargers look like they were made that way. Great idea to paint them. At first glance, I thought that it was a plate made that way...off white like some that want to come home with me! ;) I found you on Maria's party...so glad.

  6. Ok, now this is genius. Love the chargers. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. What a great project...these chargers look gorgeous! This would be great to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it's live now!

    Leslie @ Lamberts Lately

  8. Great idea to use the Annie Sloan paint! The chargers look amazing! Thanks for sharing your trash to treasure!

    Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com

  9. Great idea!! I'm popping over from the Pinterest party at Debbiedoos! I'll definitely be pinning this! ~~Angela

  10. Great Idea - the finished product is gorgeous!

    Visiting from Debbie-doos


  11. Hi, I'm visiting from the HOmework Wednesday Link Party at Everyday Home blog. The painted charger plate looks fantastic. My question is -- can it be washed as needed?

  12. Hi Jan,
    No, I will just wipe them gently with a damp cloth. The food is only supposed to touch the plate on top of the charger, so I think it will be fine.

  13. Wow - these look great. I actually thought they were from the Butler's Pantry line at Lenox.

  14. I wouldn't have thought of doing that! We currently have clear glass dishes that I hate, so perhaps this would help with my overwhelming desire to play frisbee with them. Thanks for the idea!

  15. Holy smokes, that's brilliant.

    I have a horde of melamine plastic chargers I would love to do this to! Whoda thunk it possible?? Surely not me. Awesome plan, doing it soon. Thanks for the tip!!


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