DIY Project: Glitter Star
By: Farrah Estrella
I have been remodeling my office since the beginning of the year, getting a few pieces here and there to make it my sanctuary since I spend so much time in it, blogging of course.
As you guys already know, I am obsessed with Stars.. ja, ja,ja. (If you are new to my blog Estrella means star in Spanish) and I purchased a Star to decorate one of my walls a long time ago but the color was just not right for the look that I am going for now. I decided to paint it and I took a trip to my local Home Depot store and bought a can of Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray Paint for about $6.98 dollars to do it.
Check out the details of my 1st DIY Project of 2016:
1-Clean the item: The first thing I suggest to do is to clean the item that you are going to paint very well with a damp cloth before you do anything, that way you have a better looking finish. Certain items may need to be lightly sanded with a little sandpaper before you paint them and in some cases, they might even need a primer, especially if they are made out of wood. My Star was made out of metal and spray paints adheres well to it, no need for sanding on this one.
2-Use a piece of newspaper, cloth or cardboard to place your item, in order to spray paint it and not damage the your floors, table or whatever surface is that you are using. Try to do it outdoors or in a well ventilated area (like your garage for example) because of safety and the fumes, they can be a bit strong if you do it indoors.
3-Spray your item and let it dry for at least 20 minutes before doing a second coat, if needed. I only had to do it once in case you were wondering. You can touch it after an hour but to be safe, let your item dry for 24 hours.
I loved it!! You can also do this with items that you love but that are a bit old or need a little revamping such as: Picture frames, flower vases and more. What do you guys think of my project? Have you done anything like this before? this is my first time, Let’s chat!!.