Silver and Gold Metallic Dollar Store Nutcrackers - The Kim Six Fix

Silver and Gold Metallic Dollar Store Nutcrackers

Turn dollar store nutcrackers into modern shiny metallic silver and gold faux metal versions.This is one of those posts where you are going to say “Why didn’t I think of that!?!”  It isn’t exactly earth shattering, but it was too cute not to share.

You may not be aware of my slight nutcracker obsession. Every year I take the girls to see the Nutcracker ballet and they each get to pick out a nutcracker. When I get home I write on the Ballet name and the date.. (Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, San Jose Ballet, etc)  This was our collection from 2012.. it is a bit bigger now:

And if a nutcracker collection isn’t enough,  last year I even did a mantel that featured my favorite nutcracker theme “the Land of Sweets”So of course this year I couldn’t pass up the cheap $1 nutcrackers at the dollar store this year: Dollar store nutcrackers
They are pretty cheesy and not nicely painted, but I knew I could spruce them up.    I wanted them to look more modern or contemporary.  So the first thing I did was rip off the poorly glue-gunned on hair:Removing nutcracker beard
Then I took them outside and set up my spray paint area:
Spay painting nutcrackers
I chose two different metallic paints.  A silver (this is Rust-oleum Metallic Silver):
Spray paint nutcracker silver
And high gloss gold (this is American Accents Gold Metallic):
Spray paint nutcracker goldAnd that is all there was to it (I saved the third nutcracker for another project I’ll be sharing shortly!)
Shiny nutcrackers
I am actually really impressed with the shiny finish with these spray paints. Especially considering how rough the surfaces of these nutcrackers were:Turn dollar store nutcrackers into modern shiny metallic silver and gold faux metal versions.
Here you can see just how much a transformation it really is: Turn dollar store nutcrackers into modern shiny metallic silver and gold faux metal versions.I can’t wait to set them up with other gold and silver pieces.  They will look fantastic.
Shiny metal nutcrackersFaux metal nutcrackers
Silver and Gold Metallic Dollar Store Nutcrackers Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 5:00 AM Rating: 5 This is one of those posts where you are going to say “Why didn’t I think of that!?!”  It isn’t exac...