Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Spraypaint Chronicles
Is it Spraypaint?
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.
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.
Here is the tray.
It is from Starbucks.
Many, many moons ago.
I have matching mugs.
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.
HOA, don't fine me.
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.
Meanwhile, the tray had dried.
Spraypaint dries relatively fast!
And, I think it came together rather nicely!
And the coasters?
I went multi-colored.
I think they are...
And a full shot of the entry way, coasters, and glass jar...
Linking up over here...