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You’ve already seen the overview post about my daughter Brielle’s Pinwheel First Birthday Party. Today I wanted to dive into one of the many DIY projects we (Derek and I) completed for her big day: the picture frames for the dessert table.
Back story: I purchased these vertical white frames at Ikea for $0.99 each for table thank you signs for our wedding and boy have they gone a long way! They have since been used for my nephew Logan’s 1st Birthday Party, my dad’s 60th birthday party, and Allie’s baby shower signage. All in white. But with a color palette of pink, yellow, mint green and blue for Brielle’s party, I thought it was time to update!
I have been craving for an opportunity and DIY project where I can FINALLY get my hands in the spray paint craze that is all over the blogs to transform items with fun colors. So I was SUPER excited about this opportunity with Krylon!
With a little one needing my attention, I asked my dear hubby to help me out on this project. We went with the Craft Series Shimmer Metallic can in bright pink and got to work. First up, read the directions! Nope, this isn’t a staged shot above. I actually caught him reading the directions before using it. Good boy! He made a little spray booth using the box from our car seat to hopefully keep the spray contained. (more on that later).
Next he started to spray the frames. By frame 12 he was a pro! Here are a few tips we learned about the process:
- Start by spraying off the frame then on the frame and end off the frame. This stops any heavy, round spray marks from appearing.
- Layering lighter coats is better than trying to cover everything at once.
- Ventilation is needed. He worked in the garage but with the garage door open.
- Cover more of your floor than just the spray booth area. While he didn’t physically spray anywhere but within the booth, the mist of the spray did come outside our box and around the floor space. Luckily it wiped off super easily from our pretty floors but that wouldn’t have been the case if it was done on grass or concrete.
Overall I was happy with the outcome of these sparkly new pink frames with the metallic shimmer look! They went great with the dessert table décor showing off miss Brielle’s 12 months of growth.
I’m happily entering this project in the FaveCrafts Make It Yours® with Krylon® Contest! Enter your project by September 8th for a chance to win cash prizes or a set of Krylon Spray Paints so you can DIY a project at home!
For more information on Krylon, including some how to video tutorials, check out their website!