I am a hat girl. I love wearing hats and I enjoy it when other people wear hats. I have a favorite hat that I bought at an amazing store named Pepper, in Seattle. It is a gold fedora, and I’ve often wondered if it was gold originally, or if Pepper or someone else painted it at some point during it’s hat-life. These musings inspired me to spray paint an old straw-ish cowboy hat that I’ve owned forever.
It was easy and simple enough. I used a couple of different metallic spray paints I had on hand already, and a sealer to help it last longer, I hope. :)
I started out with several coats of the silvery spray paint.
I possess very little patience, so I forced myself to look at magazines in between adding layers of spray paint, in order to allow some drying time.
Here it is all done! I added some tinting with the bronze-y spray paint. It’s difficult to tell in the photos, but I think it gave the hat a little more dimension or something. :)
I think this is a perfect summertime hat now! Can’t wait to wear it. Yay for quick, easy upgrades that add a bit of glam to the ordinary. :)