How to Paint Your Cuttlebug

Sunday, May 18, 2014

For a long time the Cuttlebug was the missing link in my craft room, not because I didn't want one, but because it was green and yellow!  I know color shouldn't matter, but everything in my craft room is white so if I got one, it would go in the closet, and if it was in the closet it wouldn't get used.  I was so excited when they came out with a white one so I could buy it!  The base was blue which I thought would match the blue/grey stripe in my craft room, but not so much.  The blue was so bright and obnoxious to me, and since my craft room doubles as my home office I had to change it!!

I decided I would paint the blue base silver to match my Cricut (even though my Cricut is ivory and my Cuttlebug is white!)  I went with this metallic silver from Martha Stewart Crafts that I found at Michael's.

Although spray paint seemed ideal, taping would have been near impossible so I painted by hand, first applying a coat of primer, then the silver paint.

Here's how it looked after one coat--I was starting to have second thoughts! It took 3 coats of paint to get the color how I wanted it.

I didn't paint the inside or the handle to make things easier, and cleaner!  There was a little bit of blue that showed through the gap when closed, so I added a piece of silver washi tape to cover that spot.

Here is the before and after.  I'm happy with how it turned out!

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