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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!  We took the girls camping and had a fabulous time! 



off fishing :-)
 
gotta love the camping hair!
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Now on to my post...

I was all excited to come back and do a DIY sunburst mirror tonight and unfortunately things are just not working out for me.  I have had the materials for this project sitting around for a month now and have yet to start it.  I decided when I was cleaning house to just put them up until I was ready.  I always seem to put things away so well so that the girls won't get to them that I can't find them either!  It makes me crazy!  I found everything, except for the mirror (which is kind of key to the project).  What I really want to know is why I would split them up??  Why put everything, besides the mirror in one spot??  Sometimes my logic just amazes me.  I know it is in the perfect spot so that it won't get broken...but until my memory comes back to me, I will just have to move on...
I recently had some challenges with some chairs I was working on that reminded me just how much I {LOVE} spray paint!  I struggled with these chairs and wasted hours of time until I remembered about my good ol' friend, spray paint!  It is amazing how some times I can get stuck on one thing and forget that there are other ways of doing things.  Spray paint saved the day on this one and I must say I love the outcome!




Spray paint is the best choice for so many projects because it is quick and easy and really effective for the hard to get areas, like the wicker part in chairs.  I have used spray paint for large projects, like our kitchen table...

  
before...
 
after
and for small projects like this stool...



Although spray paint is an amazing choice for some projects, it is not always the winner.  I would never get results like this dresser from spray paint...


But for some projects, spray paint makes the world a much better place :-)



2 comments:

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

You bring up such a great point! A long time ago I used spray paint on a dresser (when I didn't know better) and it was a disaster. I wish I had read this back then!

Brooke said...

I did my 2 dressers in our master bedroom earlier this year (before I knew better) and they drive me nuts everyday! They will be getting a makeover very soon :-)

Thanks for stopping by Julia, I am flattered you even read my post!!

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