Another day, another chance for me to DIY and get spray paint all over myself. I can’t get enough. Case in point: these lamps and these picture frames.
It’s gotten to the point where I have figured out the prices and selections at my Pat Catan’s and Joann Fabrics stores is not as vast or easy on the wallet as at Home Depot. Seriously. If there is one store I avoid like the plague (next to IKEA for reasons why here) it’s Home Depot. I always feel like a 6 year old in pigtails asking for help there.
But I found spray paint that was like…75% cheaper there than at a craft store. So of course I had to do something with it…
I have this really old hand-me-down wine rack that my mom left when she moved out and it’s just not doing me any favors.
I think it was part of my parents’ dining set when they got married because the caning looks similar. How she got this one piece and the rest of it stayed with my father, I’ll never know. Mysteries of the family. Either way, it’s mine now and I have stared at this long enough.
To the paint! I used Rust-oleum Gold Metallic and Semi-Gloss Black spray paint to update this clunker. Krylon is usually my go-to for spray paint, but I think Home Depot has a deal with Rust-oleum.
True story: growing up, I was not a fan of gold. I only wore silver jewelry and I gravitated towards cooler tones. Well, times have changed because I can’t get enough of gold accents now. I mean, it’s a design element in the tagline in my header! And black and gold just looks so chic together.
Please ignore the fact that I am from Pittsburgh and am proclaiming my love for the black/gold color combo. I swear I’m not that stereotypical.
If you need proof that I cannot do anything without first making a huge mess, I give you my hand after spray painting the tiles on the top of the rack.
The tiles look pretty, too.
I’m so happy with the outcome of this DIY makeover. The best thing about spray paint is how easy it is to completely change the look of something. I’m at the point where I want to paint anything that isn’t nailed down (and maybe some things that are.)
I thought I’d be super-cute and paint an old DVD/CD tower to match. It didn’t have nearly as much luck. I thought I grabbed the paint+primer kind that can cling to a water buffalo, but either this laminate was no match for the paint or I didn’t get the right kind.
I tried to put the shelves in and got scratches galore. Fail all over. So this has been sitting on my back porch while I get the nerve to take it up to the curb for trash day. I hate giving up on a project, don’t you?