Have you ever browsed through Walmart aimlessly? Not too long ago I was doing just that. I was looking at the galvanized beverage dispensers and thought wouldn’t it be great to have galvanized plate chargers. I couldn’t find any. I made a charger from a pizza pan.
I bought some silver spray paint in the hammered finish. Since I couldn’t find anything large enough to make into a charger I headed to Dollar Tree. I saw the pizza pans, BINGO! They are 13” diameter, perfect for a charger. I bought 4 pizza pans and they were already silver. Now to make it look like a different type of metal.
The first thing I had to do was get rid of the sticky stuff left from the label so I wiped them down with alcohol. I painted them with the hammered silver spray paint.
I did one at a time. Since I was experimenting I figured it would be better. I used black craft paint. I took a paper towel and wiped it on the pizza pan. Then I took another and wiped it off, not entirely of course. I allowed the paint to set up just a little. I did it until I got the look I wanted.
I also dabbed a little silver craft paint here and there. It was uneven but that is how I wanted it to look.
Once the paint was dry I waxed it with dark wax, remember I was experimenting. I kind of got distracted and allowed the wax to get a little too dry so I grabbed my drill with the buffing attachment and buffed the pan. The wax aged the pan but in order to make sure the paint wouldn’t scrap off I decided to brush on Polycrylic. I painted on two coats, letting it dry in between.
It doesn’t really look like galvanized metal to me. I think it looks like an old tin can. But that is ok. I like the charger make from a pizza pan. Do you? Plus I can see doing this in different colors and styles to match your table settings. I kind of like making a charger from a pizza pan.
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