DIY | Upcycling with Rust-oleum
As part of June's National Upcycling day, I challenged myself to upcycle a few household items to create some chic storage solutions. First up, it was time to take care of that untidy pile of gaming controllers and remotes that were cluttering up my living room using Rust-oleum's All Surface Spray Paint in Sunset Orange (Gloss)*.
After sanding down this cheap crate I picked up from Poundland to create an even surface, I wiped it down with a damp piece of kitchen roll to remove any excess dust before spraying on an even coating of Rust-olem's Surface Primer* - making sure to leave the crate to dry thoroughly before flipping in over and repeating the process using Rust-oleum's All Surface Spray Paint in Sunset Orange (Gloss)*, leaving a day or so in between coats.
I'd definitely recommend doing any and all spraying outside with the proper protection, aka a plastic dust sheet, as the paint is particularly potent and I still managed to occasionally miss the sheet and drip paint across patios - front and back - and coat some of my grass in the process. Still definitely better than the carpet.
The entire project shouldn't have taken more than a couple of days to complete - drying time included - as it only requirs a couple of coats to create an opaque finish. However, with my luck, a few days of bad weather, even worse timing and a couple of impromptu trips cross-country; the half-finished DIY became somewhat of a feature in my living room for a couple of weeks!
But it was well worth the wait as now I have a fancy place to store all my remotes and controllers, rather than precariously stacking them on the television stand like some kind of weird Jenga.
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