You know when you learn a new crafty trick and you think it’s the neatest thing and you want to apply it to everything all the time? That’s me right now. I’d been eyeing up some silvery Summery decor objects in stores and on TV earlier this Spring, like shells and starfish and stuff, but I didn’t pick any up because I wasn’t quite in the Summer frame of mind yet at that point. Once I was ready to start adding some decor into my new grey living room though, I went looking for some of those silver Summery things and they were nowhere to be found! I had some of this Rustoleum Mirror Effect spray paint
on hand for another project that I’ve been trying to do for about 8 months or so and I thought I’d experiment with it a bit and see what happened.
It’s totally not meant for this at all. You’re supposed to spray it on the back side of clear glass to create a mirror-like finish, but I thought the worst that could happen is that it would look terrible and then I would just spray some glossy white over top and everything would be fine. It didn’t look terrible though! It looked amazing! Yay!
It looks just as good or, dare I say, better than the store bought silver things and for just pennies! I had no idea this stuff was so good.
All you need to do is spray 2 VERY thin coats of this stuff on anything, waiting about 5 minutes between coats, and you’ll be set!
I have a ridiculous number of little objects all lined up to be silver-fied around the house when I get a few spare minutes, just for fun. I’ve already done an old pitcher and it turned out just as good as this shell. Oh the possibilities!
Track yourself down a can of this paint and see what fun things you can think up to make all fancy-looking!
P.S. This was not a sponsored post, I’m just really excited about this shell. 🙂
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.