Do you remember those little ensembles hanging in your grandma’s bathroom? This one came with two butterflies and a little oval mirror. I found it at a thrift store just dying for a new home. I still have plans for the mirror, but for now I’ll show you the butterfly metamorphosis. ;) It really is amazing what a little spray paint can accomplish!
My teen daughter’s room is purple with white trim. Her accent pieces are black. You might remember this circle tree modern art canvas piece I did for her room a little while back. We have been slowly working on adding bits and pieces here and there and these butterflies were a perfect addition.
When I originally picked these up I had planned to paint them blue and give them to my husband’s aunt. I figured she would like them based off of other things I have seen in her home, and all her accent pieces were blue. Since we ended up not visiting them over Thanksgiving I still had them sitting in my stash. I fully expected my daughter to reject the idea, but when I presented it to her she was all for it.
It was a pretty easy transformation. All I used was some Krylon primer and spray paint.
So here they are in their original state. Lovely right? Sooooo reminiscent of my house when I was growing up. I think my mother probably had some of these!
First I applied a coat of primer. I allowed each side to dry for about half an hour before applying a second coat.
After the second coat they probably dried over an hour. I was busy doing other things so didn’t really clock it. :-/
Next I simply applied a coat of Krylon Satin Black. I did allow these to dry for an hour in between coats and did two coats on both sides.
That was it! Easy peasy and a lovely addition to Kristen’s room! I can’t wait to show you what I have planned for her wall, but that’s a much bigger project. :)