April 10, 2012

Spray Job

Supplies: Quick dry metal spray paint, a thick drop cloth or cardboard, item you wish you alter

 Steps: 
Wash and dry item througholy 
Spay item with light layer at first (make sure you're spraying outside!!)
Continue to add layers every 10 minutes until desired color is reached. (since I used yellow it took quite a few coats) 
Let set over night to be safe.

I bought this pot rack two years ago when I first moved into my apartment and it's been in the same spot since. Originally I thought it had a nice antiqued look but since cleaning my kitchen Sunday I became aware of how drab it looked. I immediately wanted to buy new stuff for it, but I really cant afford to spend money on anything right now (trip expenses + car repairs bah). Instead I took the spray paint I bought for the DIY I'm posting later this week and gave it a nice coat of fresh paint and wow--what a difference it made! I really need to restrain myself from spray painting my entire house (which I should really avoid since spray paint is illigal in Chicago -- shh!)  Also please forgive the fact that I don't have a good "before" picture. I was halfway through the first layer of spray paint before I realized it. I was clearly too excited.


** this is not the real DIY of the week - I promise! ** 

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