My husband is addicted to spray paint.
From the amount of spray paint cans we have in our garage, you might suspect him of being a tagger.
But he's not.
He just loves to spray paint furniture.
Hardware for the front door.
You name it, he'll try spray painting it.
We (mostly he) tackled these lovely tables over Thanksgiving weekend.
They were in pretty bad shape.
Lots of scratches, dings and a generally ugly finish.
Just as we started sanding them, I remembered, "I have to get some before pictures!"
Here they are having been just touched with the sandpaper.
When sanding for spray painting, it is important to give the piece of furniture a "tooth".
That is something for the paint to grab onto.
We did not sand deep or hard enough to take out all the scratches.
We just gave each table a good rubbing down and made sure there were not any real uneven spots in the finish.
The secret to a good spray paint job lies not just in the sanding but in using a primer.
Get gray primer.
It works best.
And give your piece a real solid base coat with that primer.
It will make all the difference in the world.
Let the primer dry well and then put down your final color.
This turquoise is amazing.
It is really saturated.
It makes me happy every time I look at it.
I could not be more pleased with the end result.
Spray paint magic!
Aaron also hit this lamp I bought at an estate sale more than a year ago.
I really bought it just for the shade.
The lamp is kind of weird.
Aaron said it reminded him of a bomb from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons.
So he hit it with some orange spray paint to see if it would look any better.
I like it a lot better.
Still not sure if I love it, but I'll give it some time and see if it grows on me.
And just to give you a final glimpse of the wonder of spray paint, here is the table and lamp before spray paint:
And here they are after spray paint:
Magic, I tell you, magic.
What do you love to spray paint?