For our wedding back in October 2010, I purchased two partical board initial “R” ‘s (similar to the ones sold at Hobby Lobby here for under $3!) I spray painted them a satin knickle finish at the time of our wedding. Well, anyways, I still use one with my living room decor and the silver just wasn’t cuttin’ it for me anymore… I want it to be the accent color I plan on using which is a burnt yellow. I headed to walmart and bought a color I thought would look good, it was Krylon’s glossy Bauhaus Gold. Came home, sprayed it and quickly realized it was too gold (hence the name!)
I had some metallic decor-art finish, so I grabbed a small brush and started dabbing the letter with the silver paint. It looked rediculous, but I still had some sanding to do, so I knew it wouldn’t look like this forever! Once the paint was dry, I began sanding with a low grain sandpaper. Most of the silver I had just painted on ended up coming right off, but it gave it some definition, and the silver that I had on it previously started peeking through! I’m really happy with the final product, looks old and rustic, yet it’s sentimental to our family!
|My son added a ‘cars’ sticker around the time of our wedding,
I won’t take it off because I know it’ll make me smile when he’s older!