o you stand in the spray paint aisle and feel like a kid in a candy store? Something has happened to me since I started home DIY projects....I get just as excited walking into the hardware store as I used to with JCrew's new arrivals!! In fact, when I started doing messy stuff like painting, I didn't even have ratty tees to put on!!?? I had to rifle through my son's stack of sport camp shirts for something (good thing as I'm not a tidy painter!)
A recent trip to Home Depot had me gazing at the rainbow of colors in the spray paint aisle. Oh the possibilities! Since I'm trying for a more cohesive color scheme in my backyard this year, yellow and white, I grabbed the cheeriest yellow on the shelf. I wasn't even sure what I'd paint with it, but knew there'd be something I could attack.
And attack I did, so quickly in fact that I didn't take the important 'Before' shot. I dug this one up from a random backyard shot during the winter.
You don't even know what you're looking for, do you? The iron birdcage...it's practically invisible and certainly not cute or cheery. After two coats of lemon yellow by Rustoleum it looks like this:
It makes me ridiculously happy! And since there was paint left in the can...I looked around until I found another victim (no 'Before' shot at all this time, but it started out just as plain as the birdcage:
Isn't it the cutest? You didn't even notice the cute bluebonnet pot before, but now it pops too. This is the first thing you see when you walk out the back door.
They say money can't buy happiness, but I'm starting to think a $5 can of spray paint can!!