Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spray Painting Again


Yes, I've been spray painting again. Beautiful weather results in outdoor projects, like transforming my latest Goodwill finds. I have been looking for a few more orange accessories for our living room, to no avail. So I'm taking matters into my own hands.


Stopping by GW the other day, I found three potential victims projects for my next spray painting adventure! A nice sized ginger jar shaped canister (12" with lid on) , and two smaller vases ( 6" & 4")


Even with just the primer coat, they looked better

I had to do 3 coats on the fruit canister, I didn't want to see any of that shining through



2 coats handled the blue vase




I wanted to keep the ginger jar white, so I painted it with 2 coats of Glossy White, pumpkin orange for the smaller one and blue ocean breeze for the bigger vase. All from Krylon.












Smooth as a baby's bottom!




After they dried, I gave them a couple of hours, I brought them inside.

And played .







And played...









...and played some more...






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36 comments:

  1. They look wonderful. I love the colors. So pretty with the orchids. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Beautiful I love your color choices! you have a fabulous weekend too!

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  3. I need to put my spray paint hat on and look at everything through your eyes. I wouldn't have bothered with that fruit one. But once again, you've turned ugly ducklings into Cinderellas. I take my hat off to you!
    Brenda

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  4. LOVE your color choices! I'm looking at EVERYTHING as a potential spray paint project nowadays. :)

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  5. I love spray paint - it's amazing what it can do!

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  6. Holy tamoly! They are awesome, Michelle! I'd NEVER have thought of this. What kinds of paints do you use? Love the color combos.

    Have a beautiful Mother's Day.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  7. Love the transformations. Great colors.

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  8. You are a magician with a can of spray paint. Ssuch pretty colors. laurie

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  9. I love them!!! You have totally inspired me and I started my primer coats on my old brass lamp today. It will be sprayed a lovely ivory tomorrow! Thanks for giving me the confidence!! Would you mind telling me what color that is on your white lamp you sprayed? You are awesome!

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  10. Love the new colors they look great!!! Spray paint magic!!!

    Xoxo
    Charo

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  11. Wow! New to your blog and am totally inspired. You really are the goddess of spray paint, I had no idea you could do such magic with it. Fabulous! And those colors are gorgeous! OK, got to go look for something to spray paint now....!

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  12. Hello Michelle, First time on your blog through Anuradha...but have been totally glued to your blog since morning. I am really happy to see all the best things you turn out of waste or old stuff. It has really inspired me to try my hands on spray painting as well. I just hope it comes out good. You have left me speechless with your work. I am blessed to come across your blog today. If and when I try will surely share the pics with you.

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  13. Great reminder to keep your eyes open for great shapes when you're at the thrift store. I probably would have passed by the canister without a second glance. Love the way they turned out.

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  14. They look fabulous! Im really liking the orange/turqouise color combo lately.

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  15. don't you just LOVE spray paint! I've done several pieces and it still amazes me how good they look!
    great job, everything looks fabulous. Isn't it fun to play around with looks?
    gail

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  16. So pretty! I have a ginger jar similar to yours in my basement ~ I'm going shopping for some pretty spray paint and transform that baby! Thanks for the idea!

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  17. So pretty! You never would guess they were spray painted!

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  18. Oh my... yes, you TOTALLY inspired me! I tend to overlook glass things that aren't my colour choice, but I need to bend those rules. You've proven that well here! Just lovin' those colours!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  19. OMG!! You are my twin!! So nice to meet you (over on flickr!) and thank you for being my 100th follower on my blog I just started six months go... Fantastic photos!

    Looking forward to sharing creative endeavours...

    Lynda
    nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the colours you chose!! It looks so much better! How fun.

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  21. I love those colors and love them together. I'm really into the blues and oranges this year, to my surprise. Great job!

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  22. Michelle - You always use the most fabulous colors. Simply stunning. These turned out amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  23. ok im lovin all the creativity over here..thanks for stopping by my blog..suzanne

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  24. Beautiful! I've been on a spray painting kick lately. And not even with color, just painting everything that crosses my path with white primer! I found these old small glass milk jugs and sprayed them. They look beautiful now! I love spraypaint! Yours turned out wonderfully!
    Em

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  25. I love this project. I've got the perfect ugly vase in mind for a transformation. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Hi I just discovered your fabulous blog!

    I love using spray paint as well, but I find it difficult to use well. Often when I spray paint it "crackles" on the surface of what I'm painting. How do you avoid this? I would greatly appreciate any tips.

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  27. After using spray paint for the first time the other day, I can see we will be good friends.
    This is AMAZING!! I never new that could be done! Love the colors you chose and the accessories!
    Happy to find your blog!

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  29. What kind of primer do you use to get it to stick to glazed ceramics???? Will it work on glass too? Kathy

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  30. Hi Michelle - What kind of primer do you use?

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  31. Kathy and Angela, sorry for the delay on answering.....I use Rustoleum Clean METAL primer. Walmart carries it and it works great on glass and ceramics (amazingly so). I've not had any problems, but you could also seal it with a spray poly for added durability.
    Hope that helps

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