I’ve been meaning to do a lot more with my time than schoolwork and professional-related activities, and now that my break has finally begun I can do just that! This summer will hopefully be one of crafts, DIY, repurposing, and other fun things that I’ve been wanting to do with my creative energy.
Sunglasses that I left at my friend’s house almost a year ago just resurfaced last week… appearing that they went through a war. After I saw the chipped paint, I knew that I wouldn’t wear them in their current condition. It was time for my first repurposing of the summer.
The first thing I had to do with this dusty demon was give it a little bath.
After they dried off, I picked my (sparkly) poison to give them a brand new finish. The bigger and more concentrated the glitter, the less noticeable the chipped paint would be. Go big or go home, right?
The rest of this crafty adventure is pretty self explanatory. Basically, I used the nail polish as paint to coat all of the visible surface area. I had to dip the brush in the bottle constantly to reload the polish, in order to keep the applied glitter concentration consistent. After making sure that I didn’t miss any obvious places, I am happy to say that this diva-licious result is my final creation:
Aren’t they insane?! I love the way they turned out. Tux, my 14-year-old border collie mix, agrees!
Something that I didn’t foresee was the effect the nail polish would have on the existing paint. Strangely enough, it made it the pink finish pucker and wrinkle. I don’t mind though. I think it looks kinda cool in a way, and is barely noticeable.
Anyway, I am very excited to wear them out and about! What do you guys think? Have you refashioned sunglasses before or used nail polish to revive something damaged? Please share in the comments!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!