December 27, 2010

Making 'Em Metallic

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday! I feel like it went by so fast, just like the rest of this year has. I'm a little sad to have to soon begin taking down the Christmas decorations. I hope you all received what you'd been wishing for, and more! Now, back to business...

Are you tired of hearing about my master bedroom redo yet? I sure hope not, because here comes another post on it!

In my bedroom inspiration photo...

Image via flickr

You may notice the silver knickknack (yes, that's a technical term) on the table. I'm not really sure what it kind of looks like an apple? Anyways, that doesn't matter...whatever it is, I love it. So true to my inspiration, I wanted something similar in my bedroom. Naturally, I began perusing my house to find things that I could spray paint and put at my bedside.

My mother-in-law gave me these little Christmas red birds this year when she was getting rid of some extra Christmas decor, and I knew I could use them for something...

 Sorry if the lighting isn't great. These pictures obviously weren't taken in a well lit room. 
They're also tealight candle holders.
{Images via Honey and the Moon}

Anyways...these babies will be adorning my nightstand after a coat of metallic spray paint. Now I just need a little advice from you. I'm just a little unsure of which brand to go to help? Yes? Good!

Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish


Krylon Metallic Spray Paint

Surely some of my blogging friends have some experience with metallic paints so..

Leave your vote for which brand (and any other thoughts) in a comment, please! Thanks lovelies x

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Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

I've only used the Rust-Oleum. It is fine, but it isn't real shiny. It comes out more like stainless steel. Don't know if the other does the same.

Jennifer said...

The only advice I can offer is that i've had HORRIBLE luck with metallic spray paints. Luckily the two you are considering are not the ones I have tried!! So i'm hoping someone responds on here and tells us which is best =)

You could always consider a spray paint primer and then use a metallic model paint (the kind nerdy boys use to paint their little model cars with) to finish it off?

eep! Good luck! They will look FABULOUS once they're done =) I'm sure of it!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

It looks like the second one is shinier. That's the one I'd try first.

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