Friday, December 5, 2014

Quick & Easy Nativity Makeover

A little over a year ago, my dad was cleaning out his house and put together a box of "things I might want." Usually I pass, but I saw that he was getting rid of the porcelain, Nativity set that had been displayed in our home for as far back as I can remember. My mom loved it as it was part of her 1980 Home Co. collection. We were fancy. 

It was a piece of nostalgia for me and I wanted to display it in my home, but I needed a quick and easy way to bring it into the 21st Century.

The answer: spray paint! I've seen several bloggers use spray paint to give all sorts of figurines a completely new look. The Nativity was a perfect candidate for a spray paint makeover.

Here's the gang before their makeover:

First, I sprayed them with a couple of coats of RUST-OLEUM primer.

I wanted a modern look, so I chose a white paint with a satin finish. I just so happened to have a can of KRYLON spray paint in the basement, so it made the decision pretty easy. 

The statues required 2-3 coats for an even coverage (they had a lot of nooks and crannies).

Once the paint dried, they were ready to display. So easy!

I'm so happy with the end result. I have the Nativity set from my childhood, but it feels brand new! A little paint can make quite a difference.

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