Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spray Painted Computer Mouse

This project was so easy, everyone should do it. Seriously... it will make you smile when you blog (if you use a mouse:) )

I really really wanted a pink wireless mouse for my office, but everywhere I looked, they just had a really dark pink. I did end up finding a light pink wireless mouse, but I was not about to pay $60 for it.

So while looking at Target I found a blue wireless mouse on sale for $13. I can totally live with that.

Then I got home, and said "D, you should totally spray paint this". So that's exactly what I did. I sat on the couch and taped the entire mouse off with painter's tape while Mr. Husband watched football. He doesn't even ask what I'm doing anymore... He just smiles and shakes his head :)

I know sometimes he's thinking "What did I get myself in to!!" :)

Here's what she started out as....

Here she is taped off... really wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

Then I primed it. I think this is probably the most important part, as it doesn't allow the paint to scratch off as easily. (I've used this mouse for a couple of weeks, and no chips or scratches yet)

And here is the final result! Yes, if you look real close it kind of look like she has a sand paper , grainy coating. Of course the spray paint I bought was somewhat defective... It was almost like it was spitting out silly string. Other than the texture, I was more than pleased with it!

Think of all the other things you could do with spray painting a mouse... seriously... someone try it with a stencil!


  1. Cute idea!! I've just started using a mouse again with my laptop and it is NOT cute. I may have to try this. (:

  2. LOVE IT! Add some rhinestones D! You know you want to! LOL

    XO, Mallory

  3. Hey, this is nice! Since it won’t affect the function at all, then I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try it. It’s inexpensive and fun to do – what’s not to like? Hahaha. I like how yours ended up like it’s matted. Lovely! -->Benita