Tuesday, July 21, 2009

spray paint=addicted

I have never really used it before. I have seen so many bloggers becomming addicted to spraypaint. I had to try it out for myself to see what all this fuss was about.


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I headed down to a second hand store and found these two old windows. (oh do i have plans for that little window in the right. but that is for another post) You can get them lots of places. I found a bunch just by typing in "vintage window" onto craigslist. Just keep your eye out for one.

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This window was SO old. It was in pretty bad shape. It was missing a glass pane but I figured no one would really notice. I scraped off all of the chipping paint with one of those metal scrappers our husbands always have laying around the garage :o) I am not sure what they are called.

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Then my sweet craft slave helped me wash it to remove any dirt and grime.

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Then I cut paper bags into squares and used them to tape off the glass.

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I made sure I wasn't standing too close to the window and sprayed several light coats of paint with a can of white pray paint; making sure to let each coat dry before applying another.

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Then I found a ribbon and a wreath in my craft closet and tied it to the top of the window.


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This project took me about and hour and a half! It wasn't bad at all! And now I can't stop spray painting. This is sad news for my marriage. My husband needs to keep a better eye on me.


-Crazy lady signing off

21 comments:

Abby said...

super cute, lady! way to go!

p.s. the goodwill store is pretty much the bestest.

Jill said...

I can't believe it has taken you this long to discover the spray!! Now you'll be looking around your house constantly for other things to paint! Oh how I love an old window! :)

sarah m said...

So cute!! I've been wanting to give spray paint a try too...I've never had much luck with it but everyone else seems to...so maybe now's the time! Thanks for sharing! :)

Chatty Natty said...

Good for you for discovering spray paint and thrift shopping....seriously addicting! My home has become the "spray paint" museum and I recently transformed the ugliest brass candlesticks....very cool!

Ashley said...

Oh man you caught the spray paint bug. Can't wait to see what else you do with it. I love that trey is helping out, what a good little future crafter!

momof3girls said...

looks great! I know spray painting is addicting ~ your family better watch out!

chelsea said...

Very cute. I think that you will never run out of ideas.

Lisa said...

I saw your link on Selina's Vintage and I'm signing up to follow your blog. Very nice window...I have one in the garage I need to do something with so now I'm inspired. Come over and visit me and enter my GIVEAWAY! http://moltodimodadesigns.blogspot.com

Kelli said...

I love what people do with these old windows. I really needs to try it. I haven't used spray paint either but I want to try.

Kaitlyn said...

I've always liked the vintage window idea, but unfortunately there aren't very many to be found in the Utah area unless you are willing to pay a lot of money for them. I'm some what jealous that you have access to so many.

Peanuts Creations said...

I love to spray paint....it makes it easy to put a design on something ... like using a paper doily and spraying over it to leave a pretty pattern

http://peanutscreations.blogspot.com/

Anna Sophia said...

Ha! I have that same vase x2!! I bought it last year. :)

Janas Bananas said...

That was pretty creative, I think its wild you can look at something and know just what to do with it and make it into something great....

Sarah said...

That is so beautiful! I have 3 large 6 pane windows that I am looking for inspiration for.

The DIY Show Off said...

Gorgeous! Great job! I love it!

heicoc said...

I found your blog a couple days ago and love it! You have really great ideas - Thanks for sharing them.

AMG said...

how do you spray paint all this stuff without feeling like your finger is going to fall off from holding the little spray button down. I did one small shelf and thought i was going to lose my index finger. lol. Is there a tool out there that you can attach to the can? i'm dying to know..

Mark said...

I watched the other day another post about spray paint and I loved it. At the viagra online office we have to make these kind of stuff in order to make the office look a little -at least- nicer.

Joel said...

So gorgeous, the little kid looks so cute painting.
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