/ 20.4.10 / 12 Comments / Decorating , frugal living
Spray Paint…the Quicker Fixer Upper!
Somehow, crocheting granny covers for them just doesn’t do it for me. Neither does buying a nice wooden case to put over the top. Been there..done that... Then you’ve gotta remember exactly what size and shape that box was...yeah right. What if the other size is on sale??!! Do you spend more just to have the right color and shape?
After literally YEARS of driving myself and hubby crazy, I have FOUND A SOLUTION!!!
Spray paint the box!! Duh..
Yes, IT WORKS! You don’t have to cover the whole thing, just camouflage the design in the color of your choice. It took only a few seconds of spray paint…pennies worth ... to spruce up my tissue box for the living room. I asked hubby if he noticed anything unusual. He, of course, did not notice anything at all. (Typical male eyesight.) He finally did notice the ‘nice’ tissue box but didn’t want to fuss about the expense. Little did he know! He was amazed when I told him what I’d done. He had to get a good close look at it. Success!
If you are any kind of do it yourself-er…surely you have a smorgasbord of spray paint cans! I’ve painted all kinds of stuff around the house from frames, the base to lamps, appliances, knobs, grills to outdoor furniture, etc. You name it…I’ve painted it. I buy stuff on Craig’s List all the time, and if it has a scuffed up surface..I just paint it. If something is shiny and I want it bronze, like my friend Laurie, I paint it! If the frame doesn’t match the other one, make it match!
Haven’t you ever read the bible verse…
Spray paint covers a multitude of sins...
(Oops..guess that one’s not in there..Tee-hee!) Well, it is a fact that it can cover a lot of mistakes, blemishes etc on just about anything!
Spray paint is a frugal home decorator’s best friend! There are fantastic paints out there worth every penny! My favorite ones our Natural Wood, Bronze Textured, Metallic Gold, and White Appliance. These will fix just about anything in the house! These are the most expensive types of paint too, but it beats throwing out perfectly usable matching lamps because one of the bases rusted out and it sure beats buying something new because the cover of the grill is faded from too much sun.
I love to have that 'new' look…but I don’t want to pay for it!
Ok…so let me hear your stories!! Have you ever ‘horror of horrors!’ SPRAY PAINTED something instead of throwing it out?