DIY GILDED MUGS
A few weeks back, I found these adorable squatty mugs at work. They look like they're straight out of the early '90s in the best way possible. I had the idea to give them a little facelift, and bring them back to work for something fun for early morning coffee. With some supplies I had on hand, I upgraded the mugs to gold-level status.
- four cute mugs
- masking tape
- gold spray paint
Clean and dry your mugs. Grab the masking tape and scissors, and tape your mug off the desired pattern. I chose a loose geometric pattern to match the mugs, but you could also tape off in a straight line, stripes, or diagonal lines.
Make sure to seal the masking tape flat along the paint edge to ensure clean lines. When you're done creating the pattern, seal the top of the mug closed. Use the scissors to clean up stray tape on the edges and corners.
Grab the gold paint and head outside or to a well ventilated area. Spray a few light coats about five minutes apart until you get even coverage. I did approximately three coats with a few touch ups. Some tutorials have suggested that you use a ceramic clear coat, but I found that it dulled the metallic paint, so I decided to go without.
Allow the paint to set for an addition five to seven minutes, and peel off the tape. If you wait too long to remove the tape, the paint may chip off. Set the mugs aside to dry completely.
Mugs, you're looking so sweet. Take a spin for us.
I took these mugs back to work for something cheery for morning coffee. The paint has chipped a little since I painted them, but they're still as cute as can be.