Happy Monday Kids! I hope everyone's weekend was straight up cray. Mine was not, but I plan to make up for this this weekend. You just wait.
Despite my lack of cray this weekend, I was not particularly productive in the crafty department. (Don't freak out, I have some real good shit planned.) Productivity in the cleaning department was a different story altogether. You could lick my floors they are so clean. I wouldn't recommended it because I have a cat, but I would allow it.
As part of my moving-to-a-big-girl-apartment process I decided to sort through all of the junk that has followed me through the ten different residences I have occupied over the past five years. You should only know about my mad moving skillz.
I found this bracelet that I bought on the streets of Soho when I was just a little peanut butter cup in high school. Back then I though it was simply the tits. I was going through a stage where I was into things like peace signs, earth tones, and leaves. I have moved on to better things like neon colors and glitter. (Years later found the exact same bracelet in Urban Outffiters. I'm so ahead of the times.) I never wear the bracelet anymore and it was headed straight for the ask-my-sister-if-she-wants-it-before-I-donate-it pile. But then I was all like, maybe I can make it better. Challenge accepted! (Spoiler alert: I rocked it.)
Check out this two-toned goodness.
It used to be all gold. I stupidly didn't take a 'before' picture for you. I'm sorry.
1. Pink spray paint from Blick.
2. Old gold bracelet from a street vendor in Soho.
3. Painter's tape from Blick.
4. A shipping box to protect the floor. (Old newspaper would work too!)
Cover one half of the bracelet with the painter's tape.
Spray paint the exposed half. Let dry.
Remove the painter's tape.
It's like new!
The bestest part of all of this: I feel like I got a brand new bracelet! And it was legit no cost because I already had all of the necessary ingredients. Yay for hoarding craft supplies. Plus, pastel = on trend. Just an FYI in case you missed the memo.
Show me how you up-cycled your old jewelry! I want to see it. E-me!