Monday, November 2, 2009

First Painting Project

I want to preface this by saying that I have never spray painted anything really, ever, so after doing this project I went about the house looking for things to paint.  I might be a wee bit obsessed, but had to give it up until we can take the can of spray primer back to Home Depot, because the thing broke on me, mid spray, and all I had covered was the frame.  Damn.  

The Before:

I love the painting (G really loved it, we saw it at a thrift store in England, decided we had no idea what to do with it, and then 4 days later were back to pick it up.  It was meant to be, it really fits into our home now.)

The After:  

So there you have it.  A simple little project, but daunting.  Especially since we did it inside our living room, because I was too eager to wait until daylight outside!    In the end we ended up with paint on my hands, but nothing was ruined.  

Have you painted anything fun lately?  


  1. The painting looks MUCH better with the white frame! It really makes it pop. I have not painted anything in the 2 1/2 years we have been in Budapest. However, when we return to Canada and buy a house, that is usually my job. Masking tape is my friend! :0)

  2. Thank you! I wanted to do it while we were in England, even went to the store to get the spray paint.....the stupid store didn't have any in (and I looked every time we were there). I was quite excited to give it a whirl, but worried it might not turn out how I was hoping. I kept muttering to myself that it was cheap, I could always buy a new frame if I screwed it up. But it turned out exactly how I was wanting!

    We're going to eventually paint the rooms in the house. I have the type of personality that just wants to jump in and do it, but am also terrified, and think it might have to wait until spring.

  3. Kalee, if I can give you one tip about painting your rooms - preparation is key! Have everything clean, tape up the baseboards etc., put something on the floor, wear something old and ratty and try to be methodical. You will soon get into the rhythm of it!!

  4. I went nuts for Halloween and spray painted everything black. They all turned out great and I cant wait to paint something else...I just have to find somethign to paint :)

  5. The frame makes all the difference!

  6. That looks GREAT! You painted that yourself??

  7. Rona,

    I wish I had painted the painting, but alas, no, we found it in a charity shop in England for 4 GBP, the ugly frame came with it, and so I re-painted the frame. I do paint, but not generally scenery.