Well I have to say that thanks to you guys I’m feeling re-inspired.
After reading all the summer comments left on my giveaway post on Monday I was in the mood to do a summery makeover right away… before it was too late!
I think I’ll try and get a few more summery projects in before it’s officially over. Try is the operative word here. lol. You know how time can get away from us sometimes.
But right then I had my heart and mind set on doing one, so I took a look around to see what I could find that needed a little summery something.
When I found this metal table a while back I fell in love with its curves and curlicues, but the black was kinda blah to me. I knew it would be getting a quick and easy makeover, but it’s been sitting and waiting ever since.
I shared it in my this Finds of the Week post.
It has a lot of lovely details and it was only $5. I can think of many ways to repurpose pieces of it, but for now it’s staying a table.
Now I can’t promise it will stay that way forever. You know… a girl’s prerogative and all that jazz.
For me quick and easy usually means applying some spray paint love, and when it comes to painting cut-work patterns like the one on this table I think spray paint is the only way to go.
I chose a lovely lime green spray paint. It’s such a fun, fresh, and summery colour… and it gives great coverage.
I never spray any paint without a handy dandy plastic thimble, which keeps my spray finger clean and dent-free. Have you ever had a spray finger dent? It isn’t pretty. lol.
It was a little breezy outside so I had to paint inside our portable garage, and even though I always leave the main door open I always wear a mask when spray painting inside.
I always paint the underside of everything as well.
Because if I don’t it’ll stay unfinished in my brain, and my brain is way too cluttered already. lol.
Here’s how it looked before on the deck with our swan planter, and the Eiffel Tower that we brought home from our trip to Paris in 2011.
It never ceases to amaze me how a little spray paint can make a world of difference. This funky green makes my heart happy.
The bright colour makes all the curves and curlicues pop. Check out those sweet little feet! lol. They do make me smile, and the Eiffel Tower really stands out now. Don’t ya think?
What piece do you have hanging around that you think is kinda blah?
Just give it some quick and easy spray paint love in whatever colour makes you smile. I’m sure you’ll be happy you did, and if you decide you don’t like it… it’s so easy to try another colour.
Thanks so much for reading.
If you haven’t already entered my garden plate flower giveaway there’s still time. It’s open until midnight tomorrow.
Until next time…