Sunday, July 14

Painting a Toy Car

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Please note: This post was inspired by Britnie at CADgirl design.
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One of my favorite things is to upcycle something that was going to be thrown out & make it useful again. When I saw this little toy car in my neighbor's garbage, I saw gold! It was a perfect find for my grandbabies. But I wanted to "girly-fy" it.

Did you know that some spray paints can now be used on plastic?!
{Cue angels singing here.}


After disassembling the parts a bit & covering the parts we didn't want painted, the car was sprayed with a primer - then spray paint.


Once the car was painted, it was time to add some girly bling. The headlights & taillights are cardboard covered with sparkly fabric. Gems & other sissy stuff are glued here & there. 


We love it!

UPDATE: "Honey" left this car out in the snow a lot of the winter & the paint is chipping off. So if you try this type of project, just be aware that the paint may not withstand the elements. :-(

6 comments:

  1. This is adorable!! I love it!!

    Katie

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. Very cute! I haven't tried painting plastic, great idea!

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    1. Thank you Bethany. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. OH MY SWEET GOODNESS.
    Fabulous.
    This just opens up a whole world of greatness... I see clunky plastic stuff all the time at the curb. Ummmm.... time to scoop it up and customize!
    Thanks a million, friend! You always have the best ideas. xoxo jules

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    1. Hello Friend, thank you for your sweet comment. Let me know if you try any plastic painting projects. I'm on my way to Paris, but I can't wait to stalk your blog when I get home and see what you've been up to!!

      Warmly, Michelle

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