How do I classify a job worthy of spray paint...or rather, not worthy of the time and effort of brushing?
I hate brush painting chairs. The curves, spindles, details of chairs (at least the kind of chairs I like) take me forever to paint. And, getting them smooth, not clumpy or dripping is a lot of work. So, spraying them is a great alternative to the labor intensive, time intensive and ultimately, aggravating job of brush painting.
I also use spray paint for magazine tables. The cubbies inside of a magazine table are annoying to brush paint. Spray paint gets deep into the pockets of the table for a complete finish.
And, spray is a great alternative for a piece of junk furniture that's been sitting around and just needs a very quick refreshing.
Case in point, I have a garage of "junk furniture" that needed a quick turnaround.
I'm not proud of this. In fact...it's a little embarrassing.
And, I have a cabinet fully stocked with colors galore...and a lot of half empty cans I needed to use up.
I had two hours yesterday afternoon to complete some projects and needed to turn some pieces around quickly, so I just started pulling some of the smaller, more annoying and less satisfying projects from my garage.
In total, seven small projects.
A window I found stashed behind a bookshelf. Woohoo!
An old cabinet door turned chalkboard.
My old coffee table needed some sprucing up. I didn't even repaint it. Debbie from 'round the coop has this awesome French stencil that she let me borrow so I thought I'd try it on the coffee table. I just taped it down and spray painted over the lettering.
There was a little bit of over spray on some of the letters where it wasn't completely flush with the table. But, it wasn't too bad, and since I was going to distress it anyway, I wasn't too worried.
I sanded through the letters, distressed the edge of the table and added a coat of dark wax.
It's set up as a bench right now, but could also be used as a coffee table. Plus, I'm so excited about how this came out that I have just the perfect project to use it again!!! I can't wait to tackle it.
Of my spray painted creations, a magazine side table, small outdoor table/plant stand, window, chalkboard, chair, bar stool and the frenchy bench will all be in the store come Friday!