We stopped in over at Sania Pell's corner of the internet to take a look at her oh so pretty painted silverware. She found it for a steal and is well aware that the paint will most likely scratch off. She's into the patina or worn look that might come from it and is perfectly ok with painting it again later, maybe even to go with a different color themed table.
This look is quick and easy and might be just the thing your dinner table needs if it's lacking a little punch. After all a few cans of spray paint is less expensive than buying all new table linens! Of course, you would only want to paint the handles of the silverware, keeping the paint off of the portion that will make contact with food or that you will put into your mouth.
You can check out more on this idea over at Sania Pell at Home.
Image: Sania Pell at Home