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