Effortless DIY: Thrift Flip a Silver Tray into Romantic Table Decor (2024)

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Happy Valentine's Day, IOD family! 💖 Today's all about love, but who says it’s only about chocolates and flowers? Let's sprinkle some of that love on one of our recent thrift scores - a tarnished silver tray. This one is so simple and quick but equally lovely!

You’ll paint your tray with your paint of choice (we used chalk paint) - you’ll probably need several coats to get a nice opacity. Once your paint is fully dry, you’ll apply your transfer of choice. We’ll be applying this darling scene with a little girl in her bonnet, with romantic roses trailing up the side - don’t you just love that vintage typography?

You’ll finish with a top coat in the finish of your choice (we used a flat-out matte). Now, where should we put this little cutie? Wouldn’t it be adorable on a tea table? Or a coffee table vignette? Or to hold jewelry? This project is perfect for many different seasons, so choose the transfer set that matches the vibe you're going for, and be sure to bookmark this one for upcoming seasons!

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And because it's Valentine's Day, let's throw in a fun fact to sweeten the deal. Did you know the first Valentine's note was actually a poem from 1415? Yep, Charles, Duke of Orléans, was the OG romantic, sending love letters while imprisoned in the Tower of London to his wife. Captured in battle, but not in spirit, he penned his feelings, proving love knows no bounds. And guess what? This love note is currently in the British Library, still making hearts flutter centuries later. Talk about setting the bar high for Valentine's Day! (if you want to see the original poem, check it out here.)


Ok, let’s get to making! Grab your IOD products and supplies by using the store locator and finding a stockist near you.

IOD Products Needed:

IOD Seed Catalog Transfer

Other Supplies:

🎨 Thrifted Small Silver Tray

🎨 Soft Pink Chalk Paint

🎨 General Finishes Flat Out Flat Sealer

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If you're just kicking off your creative journey, have no fear — our Product 101 pages are packed with straightforward techniques to set you up for success. We're thrilled to accompany you as you explore and create. For more how-tos and creative inspo, make sure to browse through the rest of our blog.

Once you've crafted your final piece, share it with our Facebook Creative Tribe! This community is not just a showcase but also a supportive hub for when you hit those creative roadblocks. And remember, your local stockist is always ready to assist with IOD supplies and expert advice. We're excited to see what you'll bring to life!

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Happy Valentine's Day, IOD family! 💖 Today's all about love, but who says it’s only about chocolates and flowers? Let's sprinkle some of that love on one of our recent thrift scores - a tarnished silver tray. This one is so simple and quick but equally lovely!

You’ll paint your tray with your paint of choice (we used chalk paint) - you’ll probably need several coats to get a nice opacity. Once your paint is fully dry, you’ll apply your transfer of choice. We’ll be applying this darling scene with a little girl in her bonnet, with romantic roses trailing up the side - don’t you just love that vintage typography?

You’ll finish with a top coat in the finish of your choice (we used a flat-out matte). Now, where should we put this little cutie? Wouldn’t it be adorable on a tea table? Or a coffee table vignette? Or to hold jewelry? This project is perfect for many different seasons, so choose the transfer set that matches the vibe you're going for, and be sure to bookmark this one for upcoming seasons!

Effortless DIY: Thrift Flip a Silver Tray into Romantic Table Decor (10)

And because it's Valentine's Day, let's throw in a fun fact to sweeten the deal. Did you know the first Valentine's note was actually a poem from 1415? Yep, Charles, Duke of Orléans, was the OG romantic, sending love letters while imprisoned in the Tower of London to his wife. Captured in battle, but not in spirit, he penned his feelings, proving love knows no bounds. And guess what? This love note is currently in the British Library, still making hearts flutter centuries later. Talk about setting the bar high for Valentine's Day! (if you want to see the original poem, check it out here.)


Ok, let’s get to making! Grab your IOD products and supplies by using the store locator and finding a stockist near you.

IOD Products Needed:

IOD Seed Catalog Transfer

Other Supplies:

🎨 Thrifted Small Silver Tray

🎨 Soft Pink Chalk Paint

🎨 General Finishes Flat Out Flat Sealer

Effortless DIY: Thrift Flip a Silver Tray into Romantic Table Decor (11)

If you're just kicking off your creative journey, have no fear — our Product 101 pages are packed with straightforward techniques to set you up for success. We're thrilled to accompany you as you explore and create. For more how-tos and creative inspo, make sure to browse through the rest of our blog.

Once you've crafted your final piece, share it with our Facebook Creative Tribe! This community is not just a showcase but also a supportive hub for when you hit those creative roadblocks. And remember, your local stockist is always ready to assist with IOD supplies and expert advice. We're excited to see what you'll bring to life!

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