Oh Pinterest, what did I ever do before you came along? About two weeks ago I pinned a brass skull to my DIY Inspiration board.
I love skulls to wear, for decoration, in photos, and on and on. I
just love them. When I spied the brass skull I just knew it would be my
next DIY. Silver is more my thing and I used a plastic skull from our Halloween decorations and a can of spray paint to create this fantastic metallic skull.
As luck would have it, I bought a bunch of plastic skulls from Target after Halloween last year. I wanted the skull to be silver instead of brass. So I grabbed one plastic skull and the can of Krylon Chrome spray paint and went to work.
It's such a unique statement piece but at $349.99, I would not be buying this skull. It looks amazing, but not for that price. I knew I could get a similar look with my plastic skull and a little spray paint.
plastic skull $1
Krylon Chrome Spray Paint already owned (originally $4 with coupon at Michaels)
Total Cost $1
Total Saved $348.99
I didn't pretreat the skull in any way. I just sprayed two thin coats and completely covered the skull with the silver Chrome Krylon spray paint. The paint covers very well and I could have gone with a single coat but wanted to make sure the finish was solid. It was dry in about an hour.
It's now on display on our entry way shelf. A fun greeting for all of our guests. I love the way it looks sitting on the black shelf, next to a black vase.
A great addition to our home and it only cost about $1! FANTASTIC!