DIY spray painted salt and pepper shakers
I often browse around my local thrift store for hidden and neglected treasures, that I can transform when I spied these diamonds in the rough.
Beauties are they not? They may have not looked all that bad, but boy did they smell bad! 20 – 30 years of grease and kitchen smells, I’m pretty sure whoever owned them also smoked. So I gave them a bath, in some hot water with a few drops of bleach. I let them sit for a few minutes , then gave them a good scrub. I wanted to make sure to kill anything that could be lurking in there. Other peoples germs gross me out, I know I’m weird like that! Just be careful not to let them sit too long in the water, with anything wood it could ruin it. Also if you are someone who doesn’t like to use bleach, vinegar is good germ killing alternative. I let them dry several hours before sanding.
I gave them a good sanding with a sanding block I had from another project. Making sure to get in all the crevices. I took some cotton and stuffed it inside side the shakers, to be sure not to get any paint where the salt and pepper is stored. I used some painters tape, to mask off the threaded rod of pepper grinder after removing the nut.
I grabbed my handy dandy primer, and gave it two coats. Leaving drying time in between.
Then two coats of spray paint in desired colors, I just used what I had on hand!
Voila shiny and New!
What’s the best thing you have spray painted?
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