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.

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

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

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

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

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Let it set in or dry for about 10 minutes

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

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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!!

    xx,
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  • Ashley August 14, 2014 at 2:46 pm

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

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  • 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!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

  • Amber August 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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

    Amber
    Fashion, Floss and Lip Gloss