I have this thing with gold … spray paint.
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Spray paint is the most magical tool. When I first began cleaning out for the home office makeover, I realized I had lots of office things, they were just kind of blah and needed a refresh.
I had trays, paper clip holders, jars — they were all just tired — and most of them had car-related logos and things on them because they were all from my dad’s collection (he’s an insurance appraiser). So rather than buy all new things, I decided to update things to match the room I was designing … with gilded gold spray paint.
While I think all of the golds do a great job, my favorite is the gold Rust-O-Leum Metallic spray paint. It’s extra gold.
Some of the first things I worked on were those Jell-O paper clips holders, the jar with the wood top (seen above) and the plastic trays. The only trick to spray painting plastic is to *sand* before you start! Otherwise, it will likely chip.
- I used 120 grit sandpaper just to rough things up a little. I completely removed the Jell-O logos with the sandpaper. Everything else I just kind of roughed up.
- In a well-ventilated area, be sure to wear gloves, and a mask before you spray.
- Shake the can really well.
- I applied 2 coats to each of these pieces and …..
See, I told you. Spray paint is magical!