Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lighten Up, Why Don't Cha?!

I discovered the beauty of spray paint when I recovered the knobs in our dresser redo. And since then, have been itching to get my hands on something else to re-paint. I bought a slew of colors in our master and E's room color schemes just so I could spray at a moment's notice. Here's what I've been up to lately...

The frames I got for free from the side of a local frame shop. Every once and awhile, when E & I make our weekly walks to the library or bank, I'll find some frames marked 'free' outside the shop. It's one of the perks of our morning walks. ;) The lantern we had already. We have two others that I plan to lighten up after seeing the success with this one.

I removed all glass parts from each item, got my tarps and protective mask on. Then got to work. I wiped down the lantern with a damp cloth to get all the dust off. Next came a swift coat of primer for all pieces.

For the lantern, I picked light blue..."blue ocean breeze" to be exact.

Here it is after a few coats.

After a night of drying, I put back the yellow glass panels and put it on the dresser to have a look-see. Still working on those staging skills...

Two of the frames I painted with "sun yellow" and have an idea in the works that includes hanging them over our headboard!

My painting days have just begun. I still have at least four more frames to paint {that weren't pictured} as well as a few more fixtures that were in our room before, but just need to lighten up a bit to fit back in.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Looks fantastic! I recently redid some frames as well. Some in hot pink, but others in black. I used fabric to wrap the matte (mat?), giving it a totally new look! I got the idea from bowerpowerblog.com :)