i often obsess over my home, believing what i have just simply won't do. with a shoestring budget & limited options, i search high & low at thrift shops, flea markets & antique malls for that perfect thing that will settle my nesting soul. that is, until spray paint came into my life. one can & four bucks later, i have pretty orange kitchen table chairs. spray paint, you have blown my diy mind.
a good friend found these two lonely chairs on the side of the road & sold them to me for dirt cheap at her yard sale just a few months ago. they sat at my kitchen table for far too long until last weekend when it was absolutely freezing cold & i decided it was the perfect time to complete an outside diy project.
i purchased a can of spray paint in "cinnamon" orange & started spraying. i sprayed until i couldn't feel my fingers from the frigid wind. two coats later, these babies were stylin'.
now let me just tell you, i have a lot of friends who spray paint furniture, but i just wasn't a believer. it left drippy marks on the sides & looked uneven when i tried to spray paint anything. i finally googled this & figured out that i was spraying too close to the piece & in too thick of a layer. this time i sanded my piece just a bit & took it slow, spraying two thin layers instead of a thick, uneven layer like before. perfection. i'm a spray paint addict.
but of course, i wonder what life would look like if i didn't have a constant list of diy home projects. i hung that chalkboard because that blank wall was driving me nuts. my eyes started to get twitchy as i imagined all of the possibilities. then it hit me.
paper bag flowers. a brilliant idea by martha & executed so perfectly by ashley. for just $1.50, i'd say this is the perfect decor for the baby shower i am hosting next month & maybe forever. i'm craving spring & these paper flowers make me smile.
now onto the next project... thanks for reading, friends!