New Life Old Case
I bought this case because it's got a little stand built in the back which is very convenient if I want to watch something out of the corner of my eye while I'm cooking or if I'm cooking from a recipe online.
It came white on one side with a plastic "chrome" front. The front got chipped quite quickly but I didn't want to give it up because of the stand. I figured I had nothing to lose by repainting the "chrome" part with a nail polish I already had. It worked like a charm and hasn't yet shown any wear.
I only did this last week and already I've had two people say they like it and ask me where I got it ;)
The only down side to this project is that now the white on the back looks awful in compassion. I know Canadian Tire sells a plastic spray paint (I once used it on a lamp). I might try that when I get any more embarrassed about how the white is showing it's age.
The photo is the after. Sorry I didn't remember to photograph a before shot.
Custom Nail Polish Colour
I had a specific nail colour in mind but everything I found in the shops was either too dark, too pretty, too glittery, etc. So yet again I decided to create my own colour. I went into my nail care kit and picked out my ugliest colour (the last mixing experiment gone wrong). I poured the polish into the trash then rinsed the bottle out with some nail polish remover and let it dry. Gradually I mixed the colours until I was happy with the result. In the end I'd used about two thirds of a bottle of Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Grey Area, about a quarter of a bottle of Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Quick Sand, and about a quarter of an old pearly beige I had (I'd tell you what it was but the label is long gone). It's exactly what I wanted and I've had a few compliments on it.