3/22/09

Spray paint party!

I really love to paint things, especially white! I've got 3 bins in my garage full of spray paint in different colors :-) All organized by color of course~ I've used spray paint for stenciling onto wood/cars/cement etc., painting on things directly to give them new life...highlighting details on things... and adding "age" to other things. I love me a good can'o paint!
This Easter tree got a complete make-over, it used to be one of those skinny white trees, now its a fuller tree with a brown trunk & limbs.. you can see the tutorial here. Here is a $3 dollar find that was hand cut by someone years ago. It is really intricate when you look at it up close. When I bought it it was in its natural wood state.... I think it really pops now that it is spray painted white...A vintage style basket that got the pink treatment...(soon to be an Easter basket for my swapping buddy)one of my "block sale" shopping carts got some white paint to freshen it up a bit.Here is a 3 piece set that I picked up for $5 bucks that with the white paint really is adorable now :-)Here is a small oak dresser that I grabbed off of a trash pile..... I put a base coat of latex paint over the wood to seal it then I spray painted over that to give it a nice smooth finish. Of course I had to grubby it up a bit, I like a nice shabby look to things. (yes, I keep the plastic on my lampshades, it gets very dusty where I live!)I made this "map" tablecloth for the yearly pirate party I have for my grandson's birthday. I simply spray painted right onto the fabric to give it an old dirty look~Speaking of pirate party...here is the pirate ship! I spray painted parts of it brown and used some black spray paint to give it an aged/dirty look. Those pirates are a dirty lot!!Okokok....now I'm just showing off in this photo...didn't it turn out soooooooooo caute? The green plastic cabin of the boat was the bottom section of a two tiered play house that I got for free. I got the base at my house, and my daughter has the house/cabin part at her house :-)

Here is a $4 dollar chandelier that I spray painted white that sits over my kitchen table. I wasn't sure if I wanted one, so I picked up one of those "brass" yucky ones and painted it. NOW.... I am in the market for one of those blingy over the top dripping with crystals chandeliers :-)You can see more spray paint party goers by visiting Sara at her blog "Thrifty Chick Decor" If you want to check out more of my blog you can click here :-)

7 comments:

vivian said...

I crown you thee the "spray paint queen!"
hugs
vivian

june@craftyniche said...

Your transformations are beautiful!

Mrs. Querido said...

Where did you find a pirate steering wheel (I know that isn't the proper nautical terminology...but I can't think of the correct word!)? I want to turn my sons' room into a pirate ship complete with steering wheel...

Great projects!

Jen r. said...

You have some fab fab fab things as usual! Jen

Mrs. Petrie said...

Love that chandalier and the pirate's booty!

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Unknown said...

I'm currently working on a very similar ship for my son in the back yard. Great idea about the playhouses being the cabin! How did you set those poles? Did you dig a hole for them? And is that vinyl siding for the sides? Love it!