A few months back, my birthday to be exact, I came across this punched metal star on the side of the road. The star was completely covered in rust, spider webs, and a fake snow from the Christmas tree lot, but I knew it had such beautiful potential and just needed a little love. Pictured below was a star I had originally intended to save up for to hang in our bedroom. Needless to say, I was overjoyed to find a free one that just needed a bit of work. I saw it as a little birthday luck!
-Rust-Oleum spray paint in Hammered Copper from Lowes
-slated sandpaper brick
-chain to hang star *not pictured
-gummy bears for fuel
The sandpaper brick was a huge help for the million corners and points on the star.
I sanded the rust off each edge for a smoother finish and an easier paint application
Next, I sprayed the first layer.
I kept the spray paint about a foot back doing a light misting motion, making sure to hit all the corners and edges without applying too thick of a paint layer. When spray painting, patience is the best tip! Doing it too quickly can result in a patchy paint job or even worse- drip marks!
I waited about an hour then applied another paint layer. I also spray painted a random chain we had from a different chandelier to use to hang the star.
Finished! The beautiful metallic star was the perfect addition to our bedroom.
Best part- this project cost less than $10!