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How to turn an old brass bell from drab to fab

Turn an Old Brass Bell From Drab to Fab

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This brass piece was quite dirty with age.  First step, use brass cleaner to shine it up.  (I neglected to take a photo of this step)

This brass piece was quite dirty with age. First step, use brass cleaner to shine it up. (I neglected to take a photo of this step)

Much better!

Much better!

Take apart any extra pieces attached.

Take apart any extra pieces attached.

I used spray paint to paint the unicorn white.  Spray 2-3 coats, letting dry throughly between coats.

I used spray paint to paint the unicorn white. Spray 2-3 coats, letting dry throughly between coats.

I spy the shadow of a unicorn!

I spy the shadow of a unicorn!

I used silver acrylic paint to paint the hoofs and horn, and then  I added a top coat of spray glitter.

I used silver acrylic paint to paint the hoofs and horn, and then I added a top coat of spray glitter.

The bell, I spray painted with 2-3 coats purple, letting dry completely between coats. Ready to gift to a special little girl!

  • Brass bell' or decorative brass piece
  • Spray paint in desired colors
  • Acrylic paint for detail work
  • Paint brush for detail work