I love the look of the vintage loving cup trophies. Most of the old ones are silver plate and can be quite expensive. Here is my solution.
I found some newer trophies at thrift stores. Most are cheap metal and I was able to buy them for a few dollars each. One was a bowler's trophy and I had to dismantle it and take the six bowlers off the top!
The small trophy in the front is silver plate. The one on left was brass plated and the last one is some type of cheap metal
Here is the secret:
You can find Kryon Looking Glass paint at Hobby Lobby and a number of sites on-line. I have painted over
painted over brass plated and silver colored trophies and they have all done well. The secret with this
paint is very light sprays because it drips bad.
The trophy below in the middle I experimented with adding a little watered down black paint to disquise the
I used Looking Glass on all of these except the small one. The different metals give different results.
One day I will find a vintage and engraved loving cup in silver plate for a reasonable price. In the mean time I am quite happy with my faux vintage trophies.
Now, if you want to see a truly beautiful collection of vintage trophies head over to Marcy's blog
Don't forget about the Open House party. Links will be up on Wednesday evening. Hope to see you there