Well, now my secret is out. If I have to paint something other than walls, out comes the spray paint. I usually have about thirty seconds to complete any project so I love the ease of spraying something down with a few thin coats and being done with it. No mixing up cans of paint, cleaning brushes, worrying about brush lines, etc. I usually buy paint with primer mixed in so no need to do that either! Whatever I'm painting, I just haul outside (in good weather) and go to town. I'm still working on getting thin, even coats so I've had a few drips on a couple projects but other than that, it's been a breeze.
I found this old metal bed at an antique store this summer and with a little sanding to get the rust off and some paint, it's as good as new. Not bad for less than $30!
A few other projects that got the spray down? A lamp base for my daughter's room ($4 at a thrift store), a light fixture mount, our KitchenAid stand mixer, and even our kitchen island!
Up next: the inside of our built-in desk, a headboard, and possibly a dresser. The possibilities are endless...if you need an inexpensive way to quickly update some furniture or decor, grab a can and work some magic!
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, a blog featuring my adventures in the kitchen and following our renovation of a 1940's farmhouse in Minnesota. I love to cook and bake, write, explore thrift and antiques stores, drink strong coffee, and dabble in home design. I would describe my style as simple and classic, but also eclectic. I love finding second-hand furniture and home decor, as well as antiques from various eras, and making it all come together for a cohesive interior."