Learn how easy it is to make plastic look like pewter. This budget friendly project uses dollar store items to produces high end results!
I love transforming inexpensive items into something unexpected. One of my favorite things to do is to use paint to create different effects. Read on to learn how to make dollar store plastic look like pewter!
I actually finished this project many months ago, but when I started taking pictures I realized that I had missed a step. In my haste to get things done during nap time, I overlooked an important step.
This is the object I was attempting to knock off:
I started with two items from the Dollar Tree: the bird (I removed it’s wire legs) and the plastic dish. I also used E-6000, white spray paint,”href=”http://www.krylon.com/products/general_purpose_metallic/”>Krylon Silver Metallic Paint, and Deco Art crafters acrylic paint in black.
First, glue the bird to the dish.
Spray paint it white first, then silver.
Use a sponge brush or a dry bristle brush to cover one section at a time with black acrylic paint.
To see a similar project, check out my bird on a pedestal tutorial!
this is so cool – i love it! it looks great. i have a feeling lots of my plastic items are going to get makeovers soon… 🙂
whoa! way cool! gonna try it for the ring holder im putting by my doorway 🙂
Awesome! I love thrifty hacks 🙂 And yours turned out so pretty too!
Wow, beautifully done! I’m bookmarking this and keeping it in mind. Thank you for sharing!
Woah, nice job! It looks sooo much better with your pewter paint treatment on it!
Love it!! 😀
This looks great! Good job!
if you make sure you mix the paint before you use it, it should cover it fine.
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Love your “pewter” projects, Morena!
I have a white plaster birdbath given to me and would love to transform this into the aged silver makeover. It has birds sitting on it. Could it be done
Your process seemed so easy and beautiful. If you have another idea for the bird bath just let me know. You are amazing
I think this would work beautifully with plaster! Please let me know how it turns out!