October 22, 2010

A Little Spray Paint Goes A Long Way

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 7:29 pm by treacleandinketsy

In my last post, I showed you the Man Cave makeover that I did for my 49ers fanboy hubby.  Today, I just wanted to share a bit more specific detail on how a little spray paint helped turn trash into treasure!

We had a garage sale recently, and after I decided to do the Man Cave, I went rummaging through the garage sale leftovers.  You know that if it didn’t sell at a garage sale, it’s really at the bottom of the barrel.  Then again….

Here is a silver and gold touch lamp, and two end tables that are part of a three-table set.  Each table is smaller than the next, so they can nest underneath each other.  I decided that the smallest and largest table would work best for my purposes.

Just add a little San Francisco 49ers colored Krylon spray paint, and voila!

I covered the entire lamp and the tops of the tables in Cherry Red.  Then, I sprayed some gold metallic paint lightly over the red lamp to give it a speckled appearance.  I used the rest of the gold to paint the metal frame and legs of both of the tables.

As you can tell, the smaller table was turned into a footstool.  I’ll be covering a How-To on the footstool cushion in my next post.

If there is one thing that this project taught me, it is that I am no spray paint pro.  I had drips here and there, especially on this bookcase:

There are quite a few drips on the sides, and an uneven texture to the back panel.

…and on the shelf:

Most of these drips are on the back. The gold hardware came out nicely, though!

But, all in all I think it all turned out okay!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  It’s amazing what a few cans of spray paint can do.

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