DIY star remodel

August 14, 2014

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Ever since owning a house I have always wanted a metal star to put up on the front of our house but every time I came across one it was either two small or too much money. On my birthday (back in May) my mom found this lovely, rusted rustic brown star at a consignment shop and right away thought of me. I was thrilled to have received it as a gift but knew I needed to do something about the color and rust in order to get it to match our new black roof and black mulched flower bed. On to Lowes we went.


We bought the following, High Perfomance black enamel spray paint and grey primer. We already had newspaper and sandpaper to complete this project.


First my hubby sanded down the rust spots with sand paper.


Then he applied a rag to brush off the shavings. Finally the star was laid on newspaper for painting.


The grey spray on primer was used first for a silvery grey effect.



Let it set in or dry for about 10 minutes


Apply the flat black enamel spray paint on top to create an almost rustic look.


This is the final product hanging in between the two bedroom windows at the front of our house.

I know this project is super easy, and almost not worth posting but I am so proud of the result. The beautiful star adds character to an otherwise boring ranch style home.

What kind of exterior decorations do you have up?

Thanks for reading, Rachel.

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom August 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I have never used a primer while doing a spray paint project, I should look into the advantages of it! It turned out lovely and I can’t believe how smooth your husband got it after a little sanding.

  • Alecia Mariana (@AleciaMariana) August 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Looks fabulous!! I love home DIY projects!!

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  • Ashley August 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    You did a great job! Love the finished product! 🙂


  • Becky @ bybmg August 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Looks awesome! What a fun project!

  • Carina August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Aaaw I love star lanterns and decoration! So pretty! Nice DIY!

  • dousedinpink August 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    The star looks great! What a fun DIY!


  • Amber August 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I’m glad you posted this, such a great find and makeover!!!

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