But I know I will want black and white accessories, so I have been collecting and adapting a few things to add punch.
My cabinets are a good three feet below the ceiling, so I have been saving up goodies to go there.
This pitcher was a fairly common looking steel pitcher, similar to the one above, though I think this would work with an old aluminum pitcher as well.
I sprayed several coats of white spray paint on the pitcher, as you see to the right.
Then using craft paints and a foam roller, with the handle removed, I made polka dots around the pitcher. I later filled in the holes left by the foam roller, with a brush, and painted the rim and handle.
Next I sprayed the pitcher with a high gloss craft paint, available at craft stores.
Here it is with some enamelware pitchers. The coffee pot in the middle is one I gave the same treatment as the polka dot pitcher.
I was pretty happy with how it turned out, and plan to do similar treatments to other old metal utilitarian pieces.
Thanks for stopping by, I will keep you posted on my kitchen redo as we go along.