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Sunday, July 24, 2011

I heart spraypaint

Ah spray paint...the poor man's Benjamin Moore. The last time I used it to upcycle something was years ago. I turned a tired wicker chair from white to espresso. It did the trick! Then I turned it loose on another piece of furniture, with less success. These days, the spray paint colors and overall options are much improved.

In order to save mega bucks on furniture, I'm trying not to purchase anything brand new, unless absolutely necessary. Ok, ok, I dropped $150 at Home Goods the other day. But it was very much needed for the overall look of the new office. I'll post my finds from there later. Let's just say I got a gorgeous carved glass lamp for under $50! Pitter pat.

So here's a rundown of this week's projects....

Project #1:
Spraypaint an ugly wood two drawer file cabinet for under $8.00.
I used one and a half cans of Painter's Choice by Rustoleum in Heirloom White (a gorgeous color!). The hardware got a facelift in metallic spraypaint...love, love, love. It was so easy, the longest part is waiting for the coats to dry in between. They recommend two light coats vs. one heavy coat. I will probably use a top coat to seal it and impart some more sheen. Oh la la!

I have to give credit where credit is due. My newfound inspiration and creative juices owe much thanks Kate over at Centsational Girl. She has incredible design sense and does it all on a budget! Her ways with spray paint and wood glue have me looking around my house to see what I can paint next! See her wonderful blog here:


Project #2:
Take a chair for $22 at a vintage/antique mall and paint it a chic gray.
In progress!

More to come!!


Lara Krechowski Dickerson said...

So, I love the spray paint-ness...but just saw you have a garden???????? Tell me more!! ~liob, Lara

Me Sweet said...

Hi Lara,
Larry and I have been growing herbs, lots of tomatoes, corn, squash, cantelope and whatever else we can get our hands on. We made two large beds out of these wood frames from Lowe's and have found the perfect mixture of soil. It's a combo of Jungle Growth and Black Cow manure. I think I could grow plastic in there it's so powerful! We love our fresh veggies and have probably saved a ton at the grocery store.