Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Transforming a Thrifted Silver Tray

I recently ran across a silver plated tray for $5. I know, I have silver out the wazoo and could live the rest of my life without purchasing any more silver. But, I decided this one was too good to pass up and, I didn’t have one exactly like this. So, I plopped down my $5 and brought it home. Then I went to my go-to miracle worker. One swipe and I knew that I had made the right decision.


Can you believe the difference with one swipe? I used my Wenol metal polish.

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You can read about how I used it on these brass table feet here. It is very easy to use and I am always pleased with my results.


I had to take the picture from an angle to keep it from looking like a mirror! It turned out beautifully! I decided to put it to use as a coffee station.


That may not be its permanent home, but for now I’m loving it there. I hope that your holiday preparations are coming along as well as mine are.


I’ll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.  I’ll be sharing at Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits at Stone Gable. Click over to see lots of inspiration!

On another note, Bethlehem Christmas Dinnerware is on sale at great prices for Thanksgiving week in appreciation of great customers. Click here to go directly to the website. All pieces are in stock and we have very quick shipping, so now is a great time to do a little Christmas gift shopping!


French Hen's nest said...

Hi Pat! Your silver tray is beautiful. I too love silver. I've never heard of your metal polish but I am going to buy some. Is it easily found? Lowes? Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
The French Hen's are your newest members. Hope you will check us out.

Have a lovely day.
Linda and Jeannie

pam {simple details} said...

So pretty, and I love it as a coffee station! Thanks for the tip!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

So pretty! I love silver too and have a very large tray that my mother-in-law stored in plastic wrap and it left permanent marks. Looking for the cleaner you used, but I've never heard of it either. Where did you buy yours?

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I have found this metal polish in stores before but not often. Now I purchase it at Amazon where it is always available.