Conker-X is learning the guitar. He's quite motivated because we have told him that he can have an electric guitar, but only when his guitar teacher tells us he's good enough for one.
The guitar he's learning on is fourth-hand, and was getting quite tatty. Add to that a UK DIY chain going bust, and their local branch selling off their spray paint at 80p a can, and the result is what you see above. As a bonus, I managed to get it tuned and ready to play for the morning of his birthday (the date of publishing).
We made mistakes on the way. If you want to skip the mistakes, and simply find what we did right, then skip straight to step 5.
Step 1: Materials
Aside from the guitar, we used:
Sanding materials, both hand and powered (coarse, medium and fine)
Masking tape (wide and narrow)
Various paint aerosols. The final colours we used were "Hammered Metal", "Chalkboard Black" and "Gold Glitter".
Clear spray lacquer.