While I’ve always loved spray paint, it took my mother’s reminding about its amazing transformative powers! She had several pieces of furniture that were…well, how do I put this…um…”meh” would be the best word, I think. After putting some elbow grease and spray paint to them, they turned into pretty cool pieces! With the pool house in desperate need of some fresh furniture, I followed my mother’s example and went to work. The old pieces were refreshed sufficiently (even if they’re not my ideal pieces, they’ll work until I find just the right ones), and suddenly spray paint was helping me with everything!
The decor for Ellie’s birthday didn’t escape the spray can either. I needed white cake stands, so I improvised!
Yes, indeed, I went a little paint crazy, but am super happy with most of the results (though some things looked like crap after I did a poor job of sanding and some very lazy prep work).
Speaking of refinishing…I also refinished a table that I had bought when I was in college. Yes, at a garage sale in Whittier. I think I paid $4.
I’m not sure if it’s poverty mentality or just the fact that I love to save a penny, but no matter what our finances are like, I still love rescuing pieces and giving them some good elbow grease and making them new! It’s just so darn rewarding!
So that’s SOME of what else has been going on around here…aaah, life is good.