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My favourite room in my home has to be my office/craft room. It’s decorated mostly in white with splashes of pink here and there. It’s my creative space and I love it! What I didn’t love so much though was my boring old stationery supplies. My paper punch, stapler and bulldog clips were as dull as ditch water and not much fun to use. I know what you’re thinking – how can office staples be fun to use anyway, right?
Well, since they’ve had a little makeover, I can definitely say that they are a lot more fun to use! I decided to spruce them up for this week’s craft tutorial, using gold spray paint and hot pink nail polish. The results are fantastic! Check out the tutorial below to find out how what I did.
Here’s my paper punch, stapler and bulldog clips in all their former…. dullness:
And here’s what I used to turn them into luxurious desk items!
The first thing I did was to apply masking tape to any parts of the stationery that I didn’t want sprayed. I would have preferred every part of them to be coloured in gold, however, I still needed these office supplies to function! So I masked off the important parts of the stapler and bulldog clips as shown in the above photo.
Then I let loose with the spray can. I used Supa Dec Gold Spray Paint, as I had some leftover from the Ombre Pumpkin DIY I did last October. I used the spray paint outside, on top of an old plastic sheet, just in case. The weather wasn’t that great; it was a bit windy so the spray paint traveled a little, but luckily I managed not to spray paint the entire garden!
I left the first coat of spray paint to dry for around an hour before re-coating. The spray paint I used was touch dry in 10 minutes, but I needed to wait longer to apply another coat, otherwise I’d have to risk the paint peeling. Whilst I was waiting, I decided to make myself a pen pot for my desk to match! To do this, I just spray painted an old jam jar, inside and out!
After a second coat of spray paint, I left the stationery to dry for another hour, before jazzing up further with nail polish. I’ve seen so many nail polish DIYs lately, I was just itching to try my own! I used a hot pink colour to match the accessories in my office and applied a polka dot pattern using a cotton bud!
Here are the finished results!
I’m so pleased with the way my office stationery makeover turned out. I managed to turn them all from dull desk eyesores into something way more glamorous! I hope you like them and that you enjoyed this tutorial!
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