Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spray Paint

So I think I have a problem... I'm in love with spray paint... I want to spray paint everything. EVERYTHING.  I've been collecting all sorts of junk just so I can spend hours on Pinterest trying to decide what my next project will be. You know, not everything on Pinterest turns out like you would think, also sometimes there are too many directions and WAY too much prep. I have ZERO patience, when I get something to paint I can barely control myself, if it gets any worse I'll be waving a spray can around inside thrift stores. So this year I'll be working on my self control issues and buying primer, sandpaper, and other lame prep tools. Anyway, here are some things that I will be painting in the new year,

This AWESOME mirror I picked up out in the middle of no where at an antique shop. Now before you freak out and start yelling "take the paint away from that crazy lady before she starts defacing antiques!!!" I want you to know it's actually plastic. The antique dealer was shocked I even wanted it, he called it "old junk" and seemed a little embarrassed to charge $2 for it. I slyly ordered my husband to crack open his wallet and pay the man post haste then strolled out with the giant, gold, plastic hulk, stroking it and muttering "my precious" under my breath.

This thang I bought today off craigslist and I can't stop staring at it. I've been wanting a huge frame to hang in our "art room" so we had something to stick the boys pictures to. I think I'm going to paint it either royal blue or fire engine red and turn it into a cork board, or a chalk board..... aaaahhhhhh craft ADD!!!! I can't even decide I just love it so much!!!

So that's what I'm going to be working on soon, here's something I finished a couple weeks ago. 

This is an old brass lamp I got for 4 bucks at a thrift store. I really should have cleaned it and then ran some steel wool over it before I started painting but I couldn't help myself and just went to town on it as soon as I got home. Bad idea, took me a lot longer to strip the messed up paint, clean, steel wool, and then primer and paint.... damn me!!!! Now I love it though! I even learned how to take a lamp apart and re-wire it thanks to Nic's dad. 

I'll post to show ya how the frames turn out, this could turn into a hilarious but also crafty blog... or an epic Pinterest failure blog.

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