This is my third day in my “Race to Enter Creating With The Stars 2014“. Sadly my entry is not ready. To stay motivated I’m documenting what I’m doing every single day of the contest to get ready – and to make sure my entry’s linked up by March 12th at Midnight EST. Are you working on a project for Creating With The Stars? Would you like to join me and be featured on my blog? Get all the details HERE.
I think I have a problem.
Hmmm. That’s so negative. Let me rephrase that. I have the Midas Touch! See, everything around me is magically turning gold right now. I’ve gotten into my spray painting groove and I just.cannot.stop. I either need a support group or a bank vault to put all this gold into! I’m enjoying spray painting so much that I even told my husband that the kids better not get in my way, lest they be sprayed gold as well!
It started out with Lexi’s room taking a different and unexpected turn. All along I’ve been trying to figure out her “style”. As you know she’s been asking for “Frozen” like, but then picks blue with flowers and bright coral paint. So we’re working on it. From what it looks like though, it appears we’re gonna have an “Eclectic Woodland Glam” bedroom! She loves the little animals and the outdoors, but at the same time is enchanted with sparkly and shiny things. Add some geometric bright pink evil twin dressers and there you have it. You heard of it first here on The Home Avengers!
Quite a long time ago I found these 1970′s plastic flower wall hangings. They were all broken and faded from their original coppery brown color. I loved them and wanted to use them soo bad – but didn’t know where! They’re definitely going up in Lexi’s room now. But first I glued them back together with epoxy and let them sit for 72 hours. Then I busted out some Krylon Metallic Gold Spray Paint and gave them a few good coats. They ended up looking like this:
(Don’t mind the blue cabinet in the background, that’s coming to the blog very soon!) There’s actually 2 wall hangings here that are mirror images of one another and they’ll look perfect on either side of her dresser mirror.
Normally I wouldn’t use Krylon Gold Spray Paint. It has an almost “rose gold” look that doesn’t go well with many things, but in this case however, the rosy gold will look great with my daughter’s coral dressers. There’s a great review of all the major brands of gold spray paint on Chris Loves Julia. They did a side by side comparison like this:
See how rosy the Krylon is? I have to tell you also, the Krylon can get a little drippy. You have to shake it really good and it’s temperamental with how you hold it. That’s not just me either, I’ve read that from quite a few other bloggers. The beauty of Krylon though is it’s cheap. Walmart has it for $3.77 a can, so if you’re using lots of gold spray paint on a budget, Krylon may be your brand. Also, I always spray paint with rubber gloves and a respirator mask. Because I value my skin and lungs like that.
We found these little critters at thrift stores. They were dirty and dark. Here’s the duck we painted:
See those little drips from the Krylon? Yeah, I’ve got to sand them off and do one more coat. Drives me crazy. Anyway, you can see a before picture of the duck because I had it on her dresser when I took pictures for this post:
He had quite a few chips on him and he was just too dark for what Lexi wanted.
This owl was dark red and also came from a thrift store:
He’s all shiny and happy now. And lastly this small wooden supply box came from a thrift store too. You should have seen the crayon drawings on it that some creative child left for me. They were no match for my can of spray paint though. Now I’ve got my supplies all blinged out:
I think I’m in that “I love spray painting” phase that many DIY’ers go through. I’m so excited for my next spray paint project on Friday. It’s been raining nonstop here in Northern California (which I have no issue with because it’s badly needed!) but it looks like there’s a break in the weather on Friday. I’m going to visit my friend’s house early with all my outstanding spray paint projects (she let’s me use her backyard because I don’t have one) and spray paint all the day long. I’m painting Lexi’s headboard and can’t wait to show it to you!
So tell me, have you gone through the “spray paint everything” phase? Does it ever get better? Are there any secrets to not getting “spray painters wrist”? If I keep going like this everything we own will have been sprayed and I’ll need surgery for carpal tunnel. Really.
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