For today's post I'm going to start out with a simple yet effective pin I saw (45 weeks ago!) on Pintrest but finally had a chance to try it out. The original pin was for spray painting pinto beans for decorations and when it came time to paint the rivets gold (since I couldn't find any cheap gold ones anywhere else) I knew this method would be perfect to paint the rivets....Or at least I had to try the method out since it seemed so simple - and it was!
Pin Rating: 4.5 (I'm sure it would have been a 5 if I was actually using pinto beans)
- Metallic Gold Spray paint
- Pack of 3/8" Nickel Rivets
- Pack of 1/4" Nickel Rivets
- Mask or handkerchief to wear while painting
I bought everything, except the box, at Hobby Lobby. I really wanted to look and feel the rivets for myself to test out the size. You'll need the 1/4" rivets for the spots where you rivet two plates together (and only 2 plates). The 3/8" rivets are for spots where you need more reach to rivet through the glove and the plates of the gauntlet. Note: Not all spots that you rivet through the glove will require the longer rivet.
What's nice is that they packaged the top and bottom pieces separately.