Makeover with Looking Glass Paint

I’m not sure if it qualifies as ‘vintage’ but it is certainly vintage to me.  I’ve had this tape dispenser for a VERY long time and it has held up well.  It has a nice weight so it stays in place as you pull off a new piece of tape.  But really…..  it is looking pretty BAD.  I don’t even remember when brown was a color I would pick and look at all the pieces of tape stuck on it – but it still works well!   A makeover was in order. 

So…. I’ve been wanting to experiment with the Krylon Looking Glass Silver Paint and the Mercury Glass look.  

Here’s what I did:

1.  Used a razor blade to scrape off the wild pieces of tape.  (Didn’t want to wreck my manicure.)

2.  Mixed ½ water, ½ vinegar in a little spray bottle – with a very fine spray.

3.  Sprayed a very light first coat of the Looking Glass paint.  Then the water/vinegar mixture.  Dabbed it a little with a paper towel.  Repeated about 3-4 times.  DONE!

Looks fabulous! But I still wanted a little more pizazz.  I hopped over to Daisy Grey Planner Pretties for some Washi Tape!  I found this Mint Silver Striped Skinny Washi Tape.  PERFECT!

For the very BEST selection of Washi Tape and all sorts of "planner pretties" head on over to Daisy Grey.  She has great prices and outstanding customer  service.

Spraying Note:  I slipped a trash bag over a tray, placed a small bowl upside down inside the bag.  This provided a way to elevate the tape dispenser so I could spray the edges evenly.  Also, it made it easy to pick up the entire set-up to bring inside.  I didn't want any bugs getting stuck in my paint...