I landed on a Galaxy theme for my new room, I'm taking it one step at a time, but in this case I just up-cycled a few items I already had.
- Krylon Fusion for Plastic in Navy and Purple
- White Acrylic Plaint
- Large Sheet Paper
- Masking Tape
I started with my old laundry bin. I've had issues with painting plastic before so I started by cleaning it up with a bit of peroxide. This should take care of any residual oils that might have built up on the surface and could cause the paint to wrinkle.
I used Kyrolan Fusion for Plastic so I didn't bother priming, but if you're looking for a color that this stuff doesn't come in you'd better pick up a plastic primer which is kind of like the base coat for nail polish, it helps the paint stick. This shade was Navy Blue but it took a few coats before it got dark enough to look navy. I also didn't color it too evenly because you know 'galaxy'.
With my wastebasket I didn't color the whole thing with blue I did sort of a random swirly fade out.
When I was done with the blue I added the purple swirls with some more Kryolan spray. I really liked the way it looked, but I kind of wished I'd have had some teal with me to have added more depth under the purple.
I added the purple to the waste basket as well, I had to add quite a bit since the pink blended with it too well.