|Color is 'Cajun Shrimp' by OPI|
As I go through my old and unwanted things, I always ask myself if there is some way to change so it can be used again. I have some Tiffany knockoff silver earrings that I used to love wearing when they were bright and shiny, but they eventually took on a worn patina that was not so nice. Since I wasn't sure if they were real silver, I decided to forgo the aluminum and boiling water and set my sights on some bright, coral-colored nail polish.
If you have some old metal pieces that could use a pick me up, grab them and your favorite color nail polish for an easy makeover.
You will need:
220 grit sandpaper or nail buffer
Nail polish - color of choice and clear topcoat
Jump rings/Earring hooks/hardware (optional) - you only need this if you decide to change it out.
2 pairs small, flat pliers (optional) - for changing out your hardware
- Remove any jewelry hardware with pliers or tape over it with painter's/masking tape.
- Using fine grit sandpaper (220 or higher), lightly sand the surface you wish to cover.
- Apply first coat of nail polish color. Let it dry completely between coats. I did somewhere between 6-8 coats to achieve the finish I wanted, but you can do more or less depending on your piece and how the polish covers.
- Apply at least one clear top coat. Let it dry between coats. Tip: I tried using an acrylic sealer on this first and it "pulled" my nail polish, causing me to have to apply extra color coats. Use the top coat polish instead.
- Add your hardware back or replace it and you are ready to groove.