• Helen Walsh

Home Accessory upcycle

Home accessory upcyle
Home accessory upcyle

I love paint! you can change just about anything nowadays with the amazing variety of versatile paints out there. No surface is safe, wood, metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, you name it, it can be painted.

With that in mind there is almost limitless ways that you can express yourselves and turn unloved and uninspiring objects into beautiful home accessories.

Upcycling things that would normally head to the charity is also in keeping with my desire to reuse items instead of buying new. I hope this simple project inspires you to do the same.

Take this little collection, beautiful aren't they? Well to some people they will be (one man's trash is another man's treasure and all that jazz) but to me they just weren't floating my boat any more. It was time for a change.

What did I have? 1 plastic white tray, 1 small glass jar with metal lid, 1 resin soap dispenser with metal pump lid, 1 glass vase and 1 ceramic small bud vase. A full multitude of textures and materials.

So here is how I transformed them.......

* Wash each item t with soapy water to remove any possible oils, grease or dirt.

* I took the tray, pump lid and metal lid outside to spray paint as I find spray paint can literally get everywhere. Place them on cardboard on the grass. It's a good idea to use a block of wood to suspend them on so you can get to all the edges easily with the spray.

* I painted the rest of the items with Rustoleum chalk paint in graphite. This is such a versatile paint that require no priming and and covers all surfaces including metal, wood, plastic and glass.

* They each needed 3 coats to acquire an even coverage.

Here is a little video of me in action

Here are the links to the products I used.

Rustoleum chalk paint in Graphite and Rustoleum gold spray

This project has given me even more confidence to get upcycling instead of buying new or throwing out. I really hope it inspires you to upcycle home accessories of your own.

Thanks for reading

H xx

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