Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shiny Brite Makeover

I love all the colors of Shiny Brites but in my house I tend to use mostly silver.

Today I bought two boxes of ornaments and simply rinsed some of the blue and red ones in hot water and the color comes right off leaving a vintage mercury silver look. If a little water gets inside the ball don't worry... it just takes off a little of the silver and creates an aged look.

So pretty...


Barbara Jean said...

Jana, Great idea!!

I am liking the silver right now too, and have tons of those balls i have picked up at garage sales.

Have a great Thanksgiving.


barbara jean

Coastal Sisters said...

Thanks for the idea Jana!


Polly said...

Hey! Great tip! Thanks....I have TONS of old Shiny Brites in various colors, but I only use the green, white and silver to decorate with. I've just been saving all the colorful ones in case I love color one day!

sandi said...

Yes ! you are so cleaver, thanks a bunch for keeping us informed on all your cleaver crafting ideas.....xoxo sandi p.s. miss all you gals at joyworks !hope to be up and walking, not limping soon.

sandi said...

Me again, I meant clever (mentally quick and original) lol ! sandi

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I love it, kindred spirit! I was preparing a post for the next week or so about Shiny Brites - I just bought a lot of them from ebay - adding to my collection from the past 2 years.

I can't wait to receive my new ones, and pull the 'older' ones out of the Christmas storage box!

Love the tip about the water aging the insides!!

Great blog ~