May 23, 2010

Spray Paint-tastic Before and After

There is NOTHING a little spray paint can't cure. Okay, so it probably couldn't cure athlete's foot, and you shouldn't spray it on your face to hide zits, but as for furniture, there is almost nothing some spray paint can't fix. I am just saying.

Take this woody mission style coffee table we have had hanging around for almost 4 years. I am not sure why I didn't do this sooner, but this week I just decided it was getting done.



I went to the store grabbed two cans of satin finish black spray paint. Plugged in hubby's electric sander (bless the power sander). Stripped the sucker down. Applied several light coats of spray paint until it was completely covered. She-man carried it by myself into the house before it rained (why do I do these projects when hubby isn't home?).

Now I have this...


Yay...except now of course with one project out of the way the other to-do's stick out like a sore thumb. 

Take for instance that super yucks blue chair. Learning to reupholster is still on my to-do list. This chair needs to be a crisp clean white (yes I said white, yes I live in a delusional world where my kids won't ruin it). 


I might also want to find a better place for these, OR at least hide them since Wee One would miss them.


But if you are like me, then you only get a project done at a time. 

There is always a to-do list. So I will simply enjoy this one item I get to cross of my list and of course give THANKS to the genius who invented SPRAY PAINT.

8 comments:

Amber H. said...

Edward Seymore invented spray paint, however, he did it at the suggestion of his wife Bonnie back in the late 1940's. So while he did the inventing, it was a woman's idea. Go women!

Amanda said...

It looks so good!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Looks great! I love the color of your walls too!

Polly said...

Nice job with the table, and I have to laugh because we have so many of those same toys...Noah's arc, the farm and tractor, the train with the see through blocks...

Elle Sees said...

I love the redo projects!!

Holly Wilcox said...

I love it! It looks so much better. I love your photo frame collage on the wall too. Beautiful!
Truthfully, I don't thing the chair looks that bad. Just wait a while on that one. There is a discount hardware store here that occasionally has cheap items. Recently it was chair covers for $15. They had white- so maybe you should keep an eye out for a cheap cover until your kids are a bit bigger... or in college... or married. But then you'll have grand kids- so hey- just do it now.

Abbie said...

The table looks great!

Kristi said...

Hooray for spray paint! I am so in love with spray paint. I have been waiting for it to stop raining so I can do a little black spray painting myself. :-) As for the white chair... go with white leather (or vinyl) and it will be much easier to keep clean. We have one in our kitchen and it gets pretty nasty, but it wipes up beautifully.

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