Platter Up!

I found this pretty Italian platter at an antique mall. It didn't start out looking like this though.


This is how it looked when I found it.


I really like the engraved detail on it.


I can't tell what it is made of. It's not metal and it feels to light to be wood. Can any of my Italian bloggy friends tell me?


First I gave it a coat of white paint.


Then I used some glaze brushing it on and then wiping it off. I then highlighted some area's with more white paint and a few area's with some brown paint.


It's now up on my fireplace mantel and I'm really enjoying my pretty new piece.


I'm sure it will get moved all around the house.





I've joined these awesome parties!!
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Met Monday @ Between Naps On the Porch

35 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous. You did a fantastic job painting it. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

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  2. just lovely! I wish you lived next door to me.

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  3. i really like it better this way, you can actually appreciate the details.

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  4. Lisa, it is gorgeous! I have no idea what it is made from, but your beautiful paint technique has made it look like pressed tin...my favourite:) Enjoy your gorgeous treasure, it looks fabulous on your mantle ~ Tina xx

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    This is really pretty! I like the white...I wonder if one could do the same thing with a thrifted silver plate tray? I just might try it! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sharlotte
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

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  6. I like the way you highlighted the engraving on the platter. The glaze did the trick. Looks pretty on your mantle.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  7. Love what you did with the platter! And the vignette is awesome!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. What a great find and amazing transformation! Great job! :) Stopping over from MM.

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  9. Great change. I like it much better shabby white!

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  10. Your tray is gorgeous! Well, your platter! :) Love the raised detail and your adding the darker color really made it show off! Great job.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  11. I have three nesting tables made from the same gold material. I think they are a type of plastic. It was dark in the room where I found them- I thought they were wood! Oh well! They were only $6 total and are halfway through a transformation like this! :)

    Great job! This platter looks gorgeous!

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  12. Love what you did to the platter. The glazing makes all the difference. Also like the green tile (or is it tin?) thing in the vignette.

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  13. The new platter looks great! Nice job.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  14. Lovely platter. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi Lisa,

    Your Italian platter is made of papier mache that was hand gilded. The same technique is used for boxes, picture frames, always gilded with hints of red, green, yellow and blue. Hopep thathelps!

    Amanda

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  16. Hi Lisa, Love the platter painted white and your vignette is lovely.
    xo, Sherry

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  17. It was papier mache and now, after the white coat it's pretty papier mache!!

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  18. how LOVELY! It's so very pretty, such a great find! So happy I saw this on WW!

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  19. What a beautiful makeover and it looks lovely next to the candlesticks.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kathleen

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  20. You did a fabulous job on the platter. It is beautiful! Happy WW! Hope your day is a lovely one!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  21. Lovely makeover and you did a fantastic job! It looks great!
    Happy WW!
    Blessings~

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  22. Wow ! This is a great transformation--isn't it amazing what white does for things? And you did such a wonderful job--I just don't have the patience! I love White Wed, glad you joined in--Jacqueline

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  23. Hi Lisa! I think it's made of pewter. In white is just gorgeous!!!

    Hugs!
    Mara

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  24. How pretty, like the after much better.

    Melissa

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  25. Love the Transformation ~ It is so Pretty & Love how you have the Pieces Displayed....

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  26. Lisa, the platter looks amazing. Great find and great job giving it a new shabbilicious look :-) Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Smiles,
    ♥Ana

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  27. Lisa, your platter looks exquisite on your mantle! Love the awesome look! What a great find and what a great paint job too!

    Happy I found your blog!

    Nancy

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  28. GOrgeous!!! Next time you throw something away put it in my trash :)
    XO

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