DIY Gilded Flatware

by Jenny Batt

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

You should know by now that the girls of The Sweetest Occasion love gold. It’s an addiction really and I am okay with that. Have ho-hum flatware or are you coveting those gorgeous place settings with a Midas touch like we are? Grab some pretty settings from the next garage sale down the road and make some with this easy little DIY tutorial. It certainly is nicer on the wallet!

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Supplies -

  • flatware
  • gold spray paint
  • clear coat spray paint
  • ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape

This is one of those DIYs that even non-crafty types can do, I promise! Take your flatware and tape off the eating portion of the utensil. Start by placing a strip right by the top of your handle. Flatten it perfectly around one side and add a piece on the bottom to match. This will give you a nice clean line. Continue adding strips this way to coat the whole eating end.

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

Take your set outside and place on a piece of cardboard or tarp. Flip all of them over face side down. Spray evenly with two coats of gold paint. Let dry between coats according to the instructions on the can. Flip over when dry and repeat this process with the top side. Remember two even and light coats are better than one drippy coat.

Once dry, repeat on both sides with one clear coat. The clear coat is necessary to protect against water spots when washing the ends. We know you want to use these over and over, right? Remove the tape when dry and voila!

DIY gilded flatware by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion

I feel almost guilty this is so easy. Easy makes wonderful, especially when it’s gold. Use these at a buffet or at your wedding. These would be just as pretty with “fancy” patterned flatware as they are with a minimalist design. I used my old set and I am just in love. Now, what else can we paint gold…I still have paint left over!

{Photos by Jenny Batt for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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Comments

This DIY is amazing! It looks super easy and absolutely beautiful!

So pretty and so easy!

xo
Alison

BEAUTIFUL. The colour possibilities are endless. I think some thrift store shopping is calling my name.

I’m curious, would you hand wash these or does the clear coat make it safe enough for the dishwasher? It would be a shame to only use these for special occasions!

Very cool! I had to smile a bit because we just published an article about current DIY trends in our latest issue of sisterMAG and the “golden things” were (luckily) included: http://issuu.com/sister_magazine/docs/sistermag-english-issue3/214

Have a great day! Yours, Thea

Jenny! We are twins separated at birth. I can tell because we share the same love for gold anything. Love this DIY! :)

so pretty! perfect for a dinner party!

[...] It’s funny: I own a ton of really cool stuff, but my most prized possession is this tiny gold binder clip I have hanging on my wall at work. There’s something about the little guy that feels extra special to me, and I’m pretty sure it’s the fact that it’s gold. Anything gilded instantly feels more luxe and sophisticated, which is why I’m tempted to spray paint all of my flatware, gold (check this DIY on The Sweetest Occasion). [...]

MichèLe

Omg – u must have been reading my mind last summer! I did this exact same thing but instead of gold paint I used copper to have special flatware that matched my kitchen theme! I had painted mine last July (2012)!

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