Spray Painting Wicker

It definitely felt a lot like Spring here in Southwest Virginia this weekend so I felt the need to get the front porch in shape for some Spring color by painting my yard sale wicker chairs.

I bought two of these wicker chairs last year at a yard sale and paid $15 for the pair.  They were sturdy, but definitely needed some spiffing up.

Nothing that a few cans of spray paint won’t fix.  I picked up three of these at Big Lots last week but only used about 2 1/2 cans.

One tip for spray painting wicker: Spray from all directions so that the paint gets into all the nooks and crannies.  

And now, they look all pretty again.  I can’t wait to add some color with flower on the porch.

Another quick before/after.

I’ve got big plans for the porch, so stay tuned as I continue the porch makeover.

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St. Patty’s Parade and a Reveal

Spring is finally here!  We have had an absolutely beautiful weekend here in Roanoke following a very rainy week.  And what better way to kick off Spring than a parade.

Here are a few highlights of our St. Patty’s Day parade.

Don’t you love the bagpipes?  Check out how tall the leader was compared to the others in the band.

Here’s another bagpipe group.  I think there were five in the whole parade.  Love it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! 

And now…I’ve finally finished my bedroom.  Well…except for a few other accessories that I will be looking for at upcoming yard sales, thrift stores, etc.

Most everything here I picked up at thrift stores or already had and just painted or repurposed to use in the room. The headboard was a mirror frame for a dresser that I picked up at the Habitat ReStore for $10.  It didn’t have the mirror in it, so I just painted the frame white and covered the backing with some foam, batting and burlap.  Easy peasy…and cheap.

The sunburst mirror above the bed I made out of poster board, a wood round and small mirror.  See how I made that here.

The shelves on the long wall were in my daughter’s room and were black.  Spray paint to the rescue and they are now white.  I also spray painted the frame, put in some burlap and attached the starfish with some string.  Viola…art.

As you can see, the colors I’m using are white, apple green and natural burlap.  I’m also adding in a little pink here and there.

This dresser was also my daughter’s and was black.  I picked it up several years ago for I think $40.  I painted it white with some paint I already had.  It was looking a little boring, so I stamped the top with some apple green acrylic paint that I had and put on a coat of Wipe-on Poly.  
I also added a little detail on the top drawer with a stencil and Texture Magic dimensional paint.  I’ll show you a how-to later.

This is looking into the room.  It is a small room, but it seems much smaller in this pic.  I’m still debating on painting that desk.  For curtains, I purchased a white sheet at Wal-Mart for $7, cut it in half, created a pocket at the top with Stitch Witchery and hung that baby up.  Oh….spray painted the curtain white also.  Gotta love spray paint.

The table I got on Craigslist last year and painted and stained.  See that project here.  I picked up the lamp at Dollar General.   Who knew they had lamps?  It was a bronzy color and yes…I spray painted that also and added a lamp shade from K-mart.

This other lamp, I picked up at a yard sale last year.  I think she threw it in for free because I bought the desk and another dresser and nightstand.  I just added a few flowers inside for color.

So, what do you think?  I like that I will be able to change out the accent color when I’m ready for a change.  Overall, I spent about $75 including paint for the walls (which is Natural Linen by Glidden) and the accessories.  Not bad…not bad at all.

Happy Spring Y’all!


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Goodwill Transformation

I was in my local Goodwill a few weeks ago and spotted this yucky brass beauty high up on the shelf just begging to be taken home and turned into something beautiful.  For only $3.00, I snatched it right up and took it home. 

I had remembered seeing a fixture like this turned into a cute lantern somewhere in blogland and decided that is what it would be.  So, I proceeded to take out all the lighting parts, which I saved just in case I figure out something to do with them, and broke out the black spray paint.  The part on top was in 3 pieces, so I just superglued them together.  I didn’t even cover the glass…I just sprayed and then when it was dry, scraped the glass with a razor blade. 

And…drumroll….this is how it turned out.  Gotta love spray paint!

Since its  Fall, I added in some little pumpkin, apple, and sprigs I picked up at Michael’s.  I love it!

What have you picked up at a thrift store lately that you’ve transformed?

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