Many of you know I love spray paint – I’ve almost had a motto of “give me a can of spray paint, and I can change the world”.
Although brass is making a comeback, I haven’t got onboard yet with it again. I lived with it through the 80’s so I’m a silver girl for now.
I have 2 favorite at the moment – both by Krylon. Have you tried these?
Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint has been around for a while and is great to give you a very shiny, mirror look.
One of my favorite things is to use it with just a little water sprayed on it to give it a mercury glass affect. I love mercury glass but it can be so expensive.I recently broke a silver candlestick from Ikea but didn’t throw it away. Just had to figure out what to do with it.By turning it upside down with the broken part on top, I could make a candle or cake stand out of it.
I used a candle holder plate from Dollar Tree (one of my favorite stores).I spray painted it with the Looking Glass paint, sprayed just a little water on it and now I have a top for my broken candle holder. (It is silver – there was a glare that made a gold tone). Don’t you love my fancy way to spray paint. Old tin cans and vinyl tablecloths purchased after the holidays or at yard sales.
After letting it dry overnight, I used E6000 to glue the plate onto the candle holder.
My finished cake stand or candle holder. Please note – never let food touch any painted surface. You can place a napkin or doily under it for safety.
Another little project I did recently was painting this Dollar Tree ceramic pumpkin (sorry no before pic).
I’m not sure if this is a new color, but Krylon has recently add MAXX ultimate coverage to their lines of paint. As I love silver, I saw Metallic in it and thought I would give it a try.
This is a before and after of a set of bookends I had purchased at some point for I’m sure not too much money. The dark finish wasn’t showing in my bookcase so, you know me, I brought out the spray paint. Great time to try this new Metallic and so happy with results.
Here’s a quick project with spray paint too.