Monday, February 18, 2013

Painted Trophies

I mentioned in my post on Friday that I wanted to spray paint the trophies that our son has earned from playing sports during his childhood years. I decided to go with an off white-color. 

I am in love with these things now. Here's the transformation. 

I owe it all to Jennifer Rizzo and all the other pinners out there who have painted their trophies before me. I am thinking of how these can be used in my home: tablescapes, sitting around the bar, putting some up in my craft room... They kind of remind me of the statues at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas LOL.

Some of the nuts and bolts were loose so I needed the wrench to tighten them up. The name plates came off pretty easily. After I removed one, I used it to help remove the others. Had to be careful though because the name plates had sharp edges. If you do this, you may want to wear goggles to protect your eyes.

This unique trophy was also in the trophy box. 

I unscrewed the soccer ball ornament and put it on this mirror I cherish from my childhood home. The mirror, which hangs in our guest room, originally had an eagle on it (as most things did in my parents' home). I removed the gaudy eagle long ago and had been keeping my eye out for some thing to replace it.

trophy piece not painted yet, just trying it out first

So I spray painted it a gold metallic color and it fit perfectly! It reminds me of Danny's 16 year career playing soccer.

I'm ecstatic with my transformed trophies! 


  1. The trophies look wonderful in white! I've been pondering doing this with a group of my sons trophies. He doesn't care if we keep 'em or not but I feel bad getting rid of them. Painting them would turn them into a design element. Thanks for the inspiration! New follower ;)

  2. Great idea..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  3. I wish that I had seen this post, before I got rid of all of my daughter's trophies. I like the way that you notice all of the textures more, after the pieces are painted. What a great idea!

  4. These are great!! I checked out your link to Jennifer's blog - I appreciate you sharing it!! I think I like your off white choice the best! While we our share of hard earned and appreciated trophies around here, they are tacky. never in a million years would I have thought of painting them-neat idea. Thanks!

  5. Clever idea. Guess you are luck that Danny didn't mind having his trophies painted. '-)

  6. How creative! Love the trophies in white. To think I passed up a box of free ones at a yard sale.

  7. Hi Patty. How neat those trophies turned out! I have boxes and boxes of them in the garage rafters. Where are you going to put them all now?
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my recent blog post. I am so happy to have met you!!
    xo Kris

  8. Those turned out well! Where will you put them?? I can't wait to see.


  9. What a great idea! I'm pinning this and I'll be looking for trophies at auctions now.

  10. Hi Patty, I can not believe how cool these trophies look painted white. That is what they call, thinking outside of the box :) You are so creative.
    Thanks for joining my give-away and good luck.
    Connie :)

  11. How fun is this. I love the idea. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. The trophies look neat spraypainted like that. What a neat display they will make! I like what you did with the soccer ornament to create a real keepsake out of your piece of furniture.


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