1. First I bought this teddybear money bank from Vinnies for $3 and some silver spray paint for $4.50 from a junk shop. Then I lay down a useless part of The Age to protect the driveway (I chose a page with a picture of shadow treasurer Joe Hockey struggling to push a child up a hill in a pram, but you can choose whatever is useless to you)
2. I paused for a moment and remembered how I had an identical terracotta teddybear money bank with a red bow as a child. Then I considered maybe it was the very same teddybear money bank and that fate had brought us together again some 17 years later. I considered not spray painting the teddybear money bank as surely that would be like giving fate The Finger. Then I sprayed it anyway.
3. Voila! New and improved Silver Ted takes pride of place guarding my messy jewellery collection. Tip: consider wearing gloves while using spray paint, unless you like silver fingers… and silver fingerprints on your camera.
Now all I need to master is how to make a doll into a wine glass in 23 quick steps
(First two images curtesy of PS.- I made this…)