We had two days of beautiful weather this past weekend in Atlanta, so I was determined to get some serious painting done. My goal?
To transform three chairs painted Crate and Barrel chairs I received from a freecycler into personalized chairs for the children:
and to begin transforming my plain pine Ikea shelving unit into an industrial metal and reclaimed wood look-alike:
Please meet my new best friend, the $3.00 spray gun tool (or whatever you call it):
I know I’m late on the game with this one, but seriously… if you have a lot of spray painting to do, this thing is amazing. The best $3 I ever spent. This thing helped me prime and prime and prime… and do some painting too:
There were several times I wanted to abandon my post too because the weather was BEAUTIFUL but I was determined to see some Project $2K progress darn it!
Chairs got primed and me and a shelf both got covered in galvanized steel paint:
By the time I had the shelf covered, I kinda resembled a glitter princess!
Several hours later, even after a hot shower, I still shimmered…
But progress was made and that’s all that matters, right?
’til next time, happy budget decorating!
xoxo – Shauntelle