I love expensive things, but we don’t have the budget to support it right now, and we may never. I also knew what I wanted, and accepting that I can’t have the look I want because we couldn’t afford was also not an answer I was willing to accept.
I wanted bronze colored bathroom fixtures, but they are so expensive! Even if we could have afforded them I then would have had to talk my husband into taking out the old and putting in the new. Sigh, So to pinterest I went for some help. I found several people who had just used spray paint which seemed more in our budget! The pictures I had seen looked like others who had tried this method had success So I went to menards to get my supplies and this is what I did:
WHAT I USED:
- Rustoleum bronze spray paint ($4.00)
- High heat spray paint primer (7.00)
- Rustoleum clear protective coat ($ 3.00)
- Painters tape (had it already)
- Plastic drop cloths ($0.79)
HOW I DID IT:
- Cleaned my surface with soap and water to remove any dirt prior to painting.
- I taped around my fixtures, ripping off small pieces of blue tape and taping in a circle around my fixtures.
- Taped the plastic drop cloth around my fixtures making sure not to leave any holes where paint might accidentally spray on my tub or tub surround. I sprayed 2 coats of the primer. Make sure to turn on the vent or open a window, its pretty strong stuff. Then i closed the door and let it sit for a few hours for a couple of reasons; first i didn’t want to work with the strong odor, second i wanted to give the primer a chance to dry completely.
- Then I sprayed 2 coats of the bronze color paint And let this dry for an hour.
It all turned out pretty well. I will post pictures after a month and after a year to see how it actually holds up long-term. All in told I spent around $15.00.