On this Monday morning, I feel the need to impart great wisdom.
Never spray paint while wearing new glasses.
That was my great nugget of wisdom.
I know, I’m deep on Mondays, but this is good advice. I generally reserve my old pair of glasses for spray painting, because without them, I risk leaving unpainted splotches or worse, hitting my neighbors new blue truck with a burst of Regal Red.
Unless I want enemies, I need to wear my glasses, but the other day, I was so excited to begin spraying that I forgot to grab my old glasses. The result – brown glasses speckled in gold and jade. Not a bad combination really, just unexpected.
So here are my before and after’s…
First there is my ugly brass lamp that I rescued from the trash.
After a couple of coats of Krylon spray paint in Jade…
I also took that little wooden chair out of my daughter’s room and sprayed it red. The photo collage is actually two frames from Wal-Mart put together. I love the lamp and I don’t regret painting it one little bit. FringeMan’s exact words were “I’ve never seen a lamp in that color.”
He needs time for my ideas to grow on him, but he always comes around.
I also painted a large ‘G’ in Jade.
Here is this space in my living room before…
I thought so.
Unfortunately for you, I am going to continue. It’s because I love you.
Here’s the before on my Tweety-Bird cage. (also a trash treasure)
It needs more paint, but I ran out. I think metal is much more difficult to paint than wood. Anyway, I left the bird-cage in the living room. No good design reason for that move. I just like it there!
This post is linked to Between Naps on the Porch. Go visit for more Monday transformations!