Black and silver... seems I had a run of it last week. Whilst at Value Village I spotted a few items that went immediately into my cart: the large silver-plate tray and two silver candlesticks.
The oval piece in the photo below was won on eBay. It's a vintage mirror that had some damage to the back silvering - not the glass itself, so I painted it to create a great Victorian-look chalkboard.
I used chalkboard paint on the large silver tray too since it is silver-plate over copper, so it's not magnetic -- just as well as I already have a silver tray I use for a magnet board.
The copper base also makes this sucker HEAVY. It weighs in at an impressive 13 lbs on my bathroom scale!
Speaking of heavy, these old silver candlesticks are hefty too. I love the intricate scroll work.
The detail on the tray is impressive too... just beautiful workmanship. I even like the way the design came through the chalkboard paint...
Here's a closeup of that oval mirror. I adore the crown at the top; just perfect for my Victorian Studio to be sure!
And Knick of Time's Thursday's Theme: Chalkboards!
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