Thursday, June 28th, 2012
A Little Paint Goes A Long Way
Last weekend I got my paint on and got two really simple projects done. The first project I did was take an old ampersand symbol I had laying around from our old apartment. It was black in our apartment, but it somehow ended up having white paint on the face of the symbol. Not sure when that happened, or why… anyways. I wanted to display it on our bookcase and since we are going for a blue/grey/wood theme in there, I decided to go with a blue color that I’ve had sitting around for around a year. (Yes, I know our couches are brown, but blue and grey actually look really nice with the chocolate color of our couches, plus I liked to upgrade the couches to a grey sectional in a couple of years. Plus, I can always just repaint the ampersand.) I think the color of the paint is Caribbean Sea.
After painting the ampersand, I put a coat of clear gloss paint over it to protect it from chips. I then stuck it on the bookcase, and used it as a bookend for my few books that I own. (I only keep my favorite books, and yard sale the rest.)
Another quick and easy project I did while painting the ampersand is giving a makeover to Travis’ office trash can. It is a black mesh trash can that I bought off of Amazon when I was still living at my parent’s place. I don’t have an after picture because who really cares about a trash can changing colors, but I do have a picture of before I painted the mesh can, and while it was drying. I just used a silver metallic spray paint, and then did a coat of clear gloss to protect the paint.
Have you done any quick and easy projects lately?