Did y’all see the latest issue of Country Living Magazine? I was thrilled to open it up and find an article of DIY projects to do with vintage napkin rings. I had a feeling they would be popular again! Remember last year when I showed you my “hoard” that I had been collecting from thrift stores? (Scroll down to see the video.)
Today I’ll share close up photos of my collection and a painting project that I did with one of them. I modernized them a bit with metallic paint.
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Colorblock Painting on Wood
- wooden napkin rings from a thrift store
- metallic paint
- painter’s tape
- paint brush
It really is just as easy as taping off the areas you don’t want to be gold and painting the exposed parts. I did a couple of thin coats and pulled off the tape before the second coat was completely dry.
If you’d like to see a video of me painting these napkin rings, I included them HERE in this post about color block wooden bowls.
My Vintage Napkin Ring Collection
And now for my collection! I found all of these at thrift stores. I don’t think I ever paid more than 50 cents a piece for them. Many times it was 25 cents… or even 10 cents a piece!
I was planning to use these when I staged photos for my blog’s food posts. But I’ve ended up not talking much about food… do y’all miss those recipes? Probably not. Most of my readers seem much more interested in thrifting and repurposing.
This was an interesting set of vintage napkin rings. I liked the stripes of light and dark wood stain.
The next set is where I got my inspiration for the metallic paint. These were already painted when I bought them.
This carving is so detailed! I keep thinking about painting and distressing these but can’t bring myself to paint over this wood!
And these were the only ceramic napkin rings I bought. I loved the bamboo look to them.
I thought these were a great find! Copper napkin rings can get pricey! But I did find a couple of super inexpensive ones at Crate and Barrel that have a copper finish… and you can buy them one at a time.
If you want to see my napkin rings hoard “live”, check out the Facebook Live video I did last year. (There will be a short commercial at the beginning… that’s how I keep my content free for all my readers. Thanks for understanding and support us!)
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like these:
- Thrift Store Haul Video
- The best things I ever found at an antique show.
- Collecting Vintage Flower Frogs (Coming Soon)
- Collecting Vintage Copper Pieces (Coming Soon)
- How to Fold a Napkin for a Napkin Ring
As you can see, I’m planning a few more articles about collecting vintage items. Let me know in the comments if you have any unique collections that you think I should share.
Thanks for reading!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim