Spray Paint Cures

May 16th, 2011

I love a celebratory party in honor of spray paint!  Thanks Sarah for kicking off the Home May’d parties with a topic devoted to one of my favorite transformative substances: da spray paint.  It rocks. 

I’ve often said, I’ll spray paint anything that stands still, cause so often I fall in love with the shape of something, but not the color or finish, and my mind instantly thinks, “Nothing a little spray paint can’t fix!”   I’m like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding who was convinced Windex was the cure for every ailment.  For me, it be spray paint. 

kate windex photoshop


Exhibit A: I found this tin container in my garage, I don’t recall where I picked it up.  A craft store?  Yard sale?  No matter, it was the perfect candidate for an indoor planter.

before tin planter

I pounded a few holes in the bottom with a nail, spray painted the front green and let it dry.  I placed some chipboard letters on top, then spray painted it again with RustOleum’s ‘Heirloom White’ which left green font underneath.  So cute!  

My indoor herb garden is back baby, back!  Complete with my five culinary favorites: sage, thyme, basil, cilantro, and parsley. 

herb planter after

I like to grow even more basil outside in the summertime, but the petite plants do make a pretty scene in our kitchen window.


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BOTB 5.15.2011

May 15th, 2011

Hiya friends, hope you all are having a fab weekend.  Me?  Not so much (see below).   Amanda and I are back with a few ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ picks we found around the web this week, let’s take a looky loo. 

Use perforated radiator sheets to create Moroccan inspired lanterns with Ruffled.  We’re thinking of them outdoors on tabletops at a summer party or even a wedding.

upcycled radiator lantern ruffled blog


Build a simple A-frame tent with Cakies blog, a great DIY project with a charming result! (via Making It Lovely)

a frame tent cakies blog


This pretty desk was a dresser in a former life, don’t miss the step by step transformation at Thrifty and Chic.  So inventive Alicia!

dresser turned desk thrifty and chic



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