Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spray Painting {Junk}

If you know me, you know I love JUNK
I love the transformation of crap I've found by somebody's curb into something useful :)
This weekend I did a LOT of spray painting.
You see I've had these really crappy, green and brown, metal plant stands that were just in my garage. Well today I decided they were going to get a makeover OPRAH STYLE!

under the dratted willow tree. I threw down some tarps on the grass and covered up my folding table with another and gathered up all my victims.
I had me a stash of some pretty good spray paints to work with.
First up was this planter stand that I've had forever! I quickly wiped it clean with a damp rag and got to work. I used Krylon's Black glossy paint for plastics and vinyl. I prefer the Krylon brand of paint because of its nozzle. It is easier for me to work with and doesn't stain my finger as much {when I forget to wear my disposable gloves AGGGHHH}


I also spray painted the little guy's chair. These are a some cute school chairs my hubby found in the trash somewhere. They are actual school chairs and I guess they were remodeling and decided to throw them out. These will be in my little guy's room reading corner :) in front of his chalkboard (I'll show you later) I used Krylon for plastics in Navy Blue. I taped up the legs but I'm thinking of maybe painting them chrome just to snazz them up but don't know yet.

{chair before}
I haven't taken an "after" pic. Stay tuned for the reveal in his room.
While those were drying

I decided to paint some Easter eggs :) I spray painted one with chalkboard paint and another with lime green Rustoleum paint. They turned out cute. I will dedicate a post just to them in the next few days. (I know I'm such a tease!)
Since I was on a roll
I decided to touch up my sweet Big Guy's birdhouse he made in Cub Scouts back when he was just a tyke.
I spray painted it and then added some vinyl cutouts I made with my Cricut and SCAL.

{cheap pot and birdhouse before}
I took a cheapo plastic pot {you know the ones that you get when you buy your flowers) and just spray painted that  Krylon for plastics-red. I wanted to showcase my Cilantro plant in it and put it up all pretty on the "new" black plant stand. Then I added some vinyl lettering that I got from Expressions Vinyl. You can see the button on the side. I have found them to be the best in price vs. Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michael's and other online vinyl retailers.
Cute, no?
Here they are on the freshly painted plant stands :)
See??? You can turn crappy stuff into nice stuff.
So how was YOUR Saturday?

spray paint party

Would you like to comment?

  1. Those look great!! Tell Ellison her sidewalk is amazing. What a fun weekend. Ok, next time you're going to the antique mall I want to go too! I'm serious! I love shopping at places like that.

  2. Great job!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


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