Monday, May 26, 2014

favorite things May


I have recently become an aficionado of white spray paint. :) I am finding more and more things around the house that I want to give a quick and inexpensive makeover. I love how they turn out with a fresh coat of bright paint!

After we finished off our first can, Steve went back to Lowe’s for more white, and he surprised me by buying Valspar chalkboard spray paint too! I haven’t used it yet, but I am already dreaming up ideas for it! The Rust-Oleum white is $5.37 at Lowe’s, while the Valspar chalkboard paint is a dollar or two more.

The first things I spray-painted were frames from Goodwill. I chose very plain, wooden mis-matched frames—and they took the paint perfectly.



I also covered a couple tin cans to make pots for plants, or pen/pencil holders.

This was our mailbox a few days ago. It was a rusting mess…



In addition to the mailbox, I wanted to spruce up a jewelry holder that Steve made me a few years ago, a basket we found in the basement when we moved in, and some large wooden frames that I bought for cheap at a rummage sale.

Mid-process:



And how they look now:

 
The white frames look really good against our all of our wall colors—blue, dark gray, purple, and even off-white.

What do you think?

Have you spray-painted anything at your home?    

I have one extra item to throw in for under $10—Candace Cameron Bure’s book Balancing It All for the Kindle. I was able to catch it on sale a couple weeks ago for $.99, but it’s usually $9.99. I’m really enjoying it so far. And I’m happy she got 2nd runner up on Dancing with the Stars! :)

 

Linking up with Andrea and Erika today! I tried to stick to the Red/White/Blue theme :) Happy Memorial Day!!

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4 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read that book!! So impressed you got such a GREAT deal on it!! And...I'm super impressed with all your little projects. Everything looks GREAT!! Thanks for linking up!!

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  2. Spray paint all the things!!!! Yes! That mailbox looks particularly awesome.

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  3. Love the after of all the items! They really do come alive again with a fresh coat of paint :)
    We did that with the frame around the fireplace - brass to black. Looked so much better!
    We also spray painted an old dresser we had black for Xavier's room. Love keeping something in the family and just udating it with a little paint and new hardware :)

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  4. We love spray paint around this house! And I love that jewelry holder!

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