Spraypaint is the new black
Before I discovered the wonderful world of blogging, I was a spraypaint virgin.
Not any more.
Recently this fine, solid cabinet was freecycled to me. I placed it as an end table in my living room. They yellowish-tan color was . . . well, I didn’t hate it, but I wasn’t lovin’ it. The reason why I happily accepted the gifted piece? Because I knew it had potential. And solid wood furniture just ain’t cheap these days!
I thought it wanted a little more oomph. In this case, that oomph came in the form of an aerosol spray can. A can that contained bright red paint. Oh yeah. Why spray? Because then I wouldn’t have pesky paintbrush lines. They’re the worst!!
So. . . I lugged this baby outside. I primed it with spray primer. That’s a must, because the finish had a glossy sheen to it, and I didn’t want to sand what might be lead paint. Then I let loose with the spray paint. Neighborhood kids watched in awe. Some of the girls wandered over and asked me a million pesky questions. I happily answered, enlightening them on the thrifty wonders of spray paint. Their eyes got wide with excitement. I turned those ladies into future frugal DIY-ers.
When it was dry, I lugged it back inside. Ta-dah!
I love this cabinet in red. I think it suits it. But I’m not sure it suits my otherwise natural-toned, mid-century furnished living room. So for now, that’s the most you can see of my latest living room projects.
Regardless, spraypaint is my new best friend. And no matter what I end up using in my living room, this cabinet will have a happy and cherished place somewhere in my home.