Hello lovelies and welcome back!! Today’s makeover is the perfect candidate to share how to use Slick Stick to paint metal. It’s also Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday which means four of my favorite friends are here with trashy makeovers of their own, so be on the lookout for those at the bottom!
My mom found this metal bread box at a yard sale several years ago for $3:
She recently found one that she liked better, so she offered this one to me add to my redo pile.
Yes, please, and thank you!
Instead of keeping it as a bread holder, I had another plan for it!
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When I think of painting metal, I automatically think of spray paint. It seems like the only thing that would be tough enough to tackle the job. However, there is an alternative!
I started by giving this container a good wipe down.
I wanted to take care of painting the inside first, and I knew the interior of this container would be difficult to paint with a brush.
So, I gave the inside a quick couple of coats of Rustoleum in Satin White:
That made it much easier! I could have just kept going with spray paint for the outside, but sometimes, I just don’t want my piece to look spray painted. I wanted to use chalk paint instead.
The solution is Slick Stick!
How to Use Slick Stick to paint metal
Slick Stick by Dixie Belle is formulated to help your paint adhere to all those hard-to-paint non-porous surfaces like laminate, glass, plastic, and yep…metal!
When using Slick Stick, you want to paint one coat and then let it dry for two hours:
Then, follow up with a second coat and allow it to dry overnight. That’s it! It is now prepped for paint!
**Slick Stick can be used in place of sanding when prepping for Silk Mineral Paint also!**
The next day, I painted it in this beautiful Hurricane Gray color:
Sorry about the lovely view of our garbage cans in background…oh and Hubby’s booty too! Ha ha.
That photo was just one coat over the white Slick Stick…it has fantastic coverage!
I did give it one more coat though, and then it was time to decide on what I else I wanted to do with it.
I decided that this bin might function better in a laundry room holding soap powder, tide pods, or even lone socks, so I set out to find something laundry room-ish for the front.
I looked through the Silhouette store which had several options, but none that I was in love with, so I did some googling and found this sign on Amazon:
I liked the look of it but I didn’t love the word “suck”, so I saved the image and then played with it in my photo editor, changing it to “Laundry Stinks”, which is more appropriate anyway!
I uploaded it to my Silhouette Cameo and printed it out on contact paper. (Contact paper is more cost-friendly for we cheapos.)
See how I upload my own designs to print with my Cameo HERE.
Then, I just sprayed two light coats of Flat White Spray Primer to fill in the letters:
I chose spray primer because it’s flat like chalk paint, and I chose it over my regular craft paint for two reasons. First, the entire project was covered, so there was no worry of overspray. And second, I did not plan to sand the surface of this project after, so I needed something that would go on very light and thin.
After removing the contact paper, there were a couple of areas that needed touching up where the contact paper had torn.
I did that with a small liner brush:
Because I chose not to sand this piece, I did use a finishing pad over the entire surface to smooth it out without messing up the finish.
Seal with Wax
Then, I wiped away any excess and buffed it in with a clean, soft cloth:
And this makeover was complete!
Here is how this cutie looks now!
Do y’all think my mom will want it back now?
A peek at the inside…
Laundry does stink!
A short and sweet little makeover today…I hope y’all enjoyed it!
Don’t forget to check out what my friends are sharing today as well:
And yay! I get to cross another Spring Haul Project off my list!
See what I’ve completed so far at the links below:
Painting the Smalls #16 (candlesticks, small box, tray)
I’ll be back on Thursday with our front yard to share how much everything has really grown! It started like this when we moved in five years ago:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how much it has changed since that photo was taken HERE now!
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