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A Can of Spray Paint

Posted Mar 01 2011 8:45pm

Who knew a can of spray paint had so much potential?!?

The other day, I went to town on a couple of spray paint projects around the house. Now, it’s is my favorite tool. (Spray paint is considered a tool, right?)

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The first project that I tackled was prettying a set of tables that I rescued from the garbage a few months ago.

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Before we moved into our new house, I snagged these tables off the curb before they were picked up for trash day. They were covered in cobwebs and dirt, but I saw their potential.

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The tables are made of a hard plastic, so I bought a special plastic paint at Lowes and then washed (with soap and water) and dried before spraying them.

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I spray painted the tables in the basement, which ended up not being the best idea because the fumes got a little out of hand. I probably should have done the project outside, but rain was in the forecast for later in the day, so I didn’t want to risk it. I ended up taking breaks every few minutes and opening the door to the basement to get fresh air.

Spraying the bigger table with blue paint was a piece of cake. It took me 10 minutes. The smaller table, which I spray painted white, took a lot more effort because it needed multiple coats and a few touch-ups. My wrist was actually sore the next day from holding down the spray top for so long!

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But, in the end, it was totally worth it. I LOVE the new look!

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I also used the white spray paint to change the look of a frame that didn’t match the décor of our new home. It was originally gold, but I spray painted it white and replaced the photo with a black and white greeting card from CVS. Cute, right?

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Do you like DIY projects? What’s the coolest DIY project you’ve ever done?

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