Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Spraypaint Chronicles



Is it Spraypaint?
Or
Spray Paint?

One word?
Or
Two?

Okay...just rolling with it.

Apparently, Julie is the spraypaint expert.
A while back, she posted about making THESE.
And I wanted to hop on the spraypaint train, SO. BAD.

But to be honest, I was VERY intimidated.
What do I do?
How do I do it?
Do I spray the INSIDE or the OUTSIDE of the jars?

I have seen a handful of blogs where people see something and think "with a little spraypaint that will look AWESOME" - I don't have eyes that work like that.

So I copy.

Thankfully, the girl sent me her tips and tricks.
Rustoleum brand only.
Glossy.
Use a primer.
Spray the outside.

Simple enough, right?

But then, something else happened.
I saw this tray I have and thought - I would love this SO MUCH MORE if it was just spraypainted a solid color.

I have been wanting a tray to use as a base for the centerpieces on my coffee table - and had the perfect tray, but it didn't match.

Until now.


Here is the tray.
It is from Starbucks.
Many, many moons ago.
I have matching mugs.
And coasters.
But I'm kinda over the flowers.
I want teal.


Please note the Trader Joe's bags for ground covering.

Please also note the fact that I did not exactly cover enough ground.

I will be making another stop at Home Depot to pick up some gray spray paint to cover my tracks.

WHOOPS.

HOA, don't fine me.

Please.


Primed! And discovered a glass jar from my peanut butter that would be a wonderful test subject as well!!



Look at all of those fun colors!!
The jar is actually a lime green - it kinda looks yellow here.

And I bought two teal colors - Lagoon and Aqua.
Unfortunately, they only had these two colors in Satin finish instead of gloss.
I went with the darker color, Lagoon.

So pretty, right?



And when I was inside waiting for the paint to dry...I remembered the coasters.
And how, if they were solid colors, I'd like them a whole lot more.

Please note my new entry way table.
I found it via pinterest.
Please note that it matches my spray paint as well. Haha!


So, back outside I went.
Primed.
Sprayed.

Meanwhile, the tray had dried.
Spraypaint dries relatively fast!

And, I think it came together rather nicely!



And the coasters?
I went multi-colored.
And.
I think they are...
Just.
Lovely.



And a full shot of the entry way, coasters, and glass jar...


Linking up over here...

14 comments:

  1. I love spray painting. Everything looks so cheerful and beautiful!

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  2. I like those! I too go on spray spree from time to time.
    Nice post Kim!
    Xo

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  3. So cool! Amazing job with your project. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum.

    - Rust-Oleum Scott

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  4. Well now I think we need to sew some fun colored covers for the pillows :)

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  5. Amazing transformations! I love the tray and the other fun colors you chose. This is very inspiring for me. (You ought to surf Becky Higgins blog...she spray paints everything!)

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  6. I love the jar. I totally am inspired to spray paint some of my old fugly jars and make them pretty!!

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  7. I just used that Lagoon on two chairs that were squat dining chairs and they look AWESOME! It's such a perfect color. :)

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  8. i need you to come over for your little can collection. and paint everything in my house. thank you.

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  9. LOVE! Okay - Rustoleom Lagoon - I wonder if that is at my home depot?? My Lowe's has a pathetic selection.

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  10. i love spraypaint!
    your projects are super well done, great colors! xo

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  11. love it! I'm inspired to try spray painting when we get to our new digs. adorable.

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  12. Be warned:
    now that you have jumped on the
    spray paint train,
    nothing in your home is safe.

    Your projects look great!
    And rust-oleum himself has commented
    on your blog.
    You are LEGIT.

    ~Keri

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  13. ooooo you're fancy! I LOVE IT ALL!

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  14. looks fabulous!

    love the turquoise. brave.

    i've messed around with spray paint a bit, but (like my relationship with texting and the "rotary phone") i am still a fan of my handy dandy paint brush.

    i'm so old skool.

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