Friday, January 28, 2011

Spray Paint Thaw

Hooray! The temperatures here have finally reached near the 40's! And even though the spray paint can directions say ideal painting temps are 50-70 degrees, I ran outside with a thrift project in one hand and shaking a paint can in the other.The project I chose was a large metal tray that had an original finish of a mix of greens, browns, and rust.It's a subtle change but I think it looks much nicer painted metallic charcoal with the details highlighted using silver Rub n' Buff.It looks great sitting on my kitchen table corralling all of the pretties I like to keep there. I try to have a candlelight dinner whenever we eat at the table---even though my boys question why. Isn't it a momma's job to insert a few feminine details into the lives of her men? Besides, it makes me happy to be surrounded by beautiful things and if momma's happy then everybody's happy, right?And another thing that makes me happy is to be able to use my favorite makeover tool again!

8 comments:

Miss Obara said...

So jealous...it will be a long while before we thaw here in the Frozen Tundra!! Love your project!

1 Funky Woman said...

I have been so wishing for warmer temps to do some spray painting! You are lucky and great re-do!

Megan

Janet said...

My husband always says if Momma's happy everyone is happy! We finally hit the 40's here too. Plus I have the weekend off. I have a project all planned to paint this weekend.

Dawn said...

I'm right there with ya! Never thought it could be below painting temps in Florida...yet, here it's been! I can't wait until this weekend...woot woot!...gonna paint me up a storm this weekend for sure! Have a TON of things to get done.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I'm getting desperate. I might have to spray paint something in the basement! Haha! I'm in Michigan, we won't be thawed out for awhile here. I love the tray...very pretty!

CAS said...

That turned out great.
CAS

Antiques & Uniques said...

Woohoo, spraying weather again!! I love it, we've already had enough winter here in GA for me. It's supposed to be 55 here today, can't wait to do a little spray painting myself!!
Carol in GA

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty tray, Joy! I know what you mean about spray painting. I have some things I've been pushing off, but I do have a project I want to start. Maybe if I start sanding and priming first it will get warm enough for me to use the spray paint for the actual paint job.

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