FRESH Paint

Warm Weather is here

HOORAY!

I’ve been using my
spray paint
with abandon.

My hand is ACTUALLY cramping up as I type this
{gotta remember to use that spray handle attachment thingy!}

In just the last few days, I used

white primer and
black primer…
and aqua mist and
white and
cream and
red
and
and
and…

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I think I might be a little affected from all the fumes!

 

Here are some of the things I’ve been working on:

BEFORE

a pile of junk (not good junk in its current state, just junk!)

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The BEFORE chair in a vintage poop yellow color – not digging it!

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I’ve obviously been stockpiling over the winter

{I’m kinda like a squirrel that way!}

Here’s the pile DURING THE TRANSFORMATION

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check out my garage sale find – ugly little desk -

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do you see my fancy studio above?

Actually the edge of my driveway. 

I’m wild like that!
I walk the line between getting grass on my items or
mud from the driveway! 

When I’m done spraying – there is always leftover evidence that I was there…little bursts of aqua or puffs of white on the grass.
ha!

And

AFTER

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Painted this metal star and the frame below

and just LOVE them now!

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in the frame I just popped in a printout of some

happy & fun

words!

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I redid the desk in a pretty aqua with a white top

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on top of the desk is a scalloped little chalkboard
that I whipped up

{I’ll share more about that in a future post!}

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Inside the desk, I decoupaged a funky polka dot tissue paper

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You’ll see all of these items incorporated into a room redo I’m working on so be sure to check back or follow me to see it all in place soon.

All in all -  
I’m enjoying the arrival of spring/summer!

How about YOU?

Chat soon –

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

linking to:

blue cricket design, sisters stuff, funky junk interiors *

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Domestically Speaking
The DIY Show OffMaking Keeping It Simple The Cottage Chick

Beyond The Picket FenceTransformation Thursday 

The Shabby Nest Keeping It Simple

28 comments:

  1. You're a girl after my own heart! I stockpile all year long. And my studio is just about as high tech as yours. Someday maybe we'll have a nice little studio for all of our creations :)

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  2. I totally need some more spray paint. Your stuff looks A-mazing!

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  3. oh how I love the arrival of spring,,and I think you found the best way to celebrate,, lovely spring colors,,

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  4. I am in LOVE with all of your finds!!! I to am a spray paint junkie. :) And I totaly use my yard as my "art" studio. I can't wait to see it all together!

    Kadie @ Seven Alive

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  5. You've been working on some great stuff. Love your choice of colors.

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  6. Everything looks great - love the aqua for sure!

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  7. I think I need some spray paint oh and some clear skies would be good.

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  8. Wow! I'm inspired to break out the spray paint. I have two of those desks and they could become so cute. This could be a summer project.

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  9. Love it all! I'm a spray paint junkie myself so I love gawking at other people's fabulous projects! Great job on everything!

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  10. i TOTALLY pined this desk window pennant on pinterest today! LOVE LOVE LOVE! winks- jen

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  11. At first, I thought that chalkboard was a giant saw blade! I'm just a little crazy that way! Everything looks great! (even without a giant sawblade) ;)

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  12. lots of inspiration. great ideas!

    I'm a new follower,
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  13. that is the best part of spring, and thank you so much for the inspiration. I have two of those desks in my stockpile and have been tempted to get rid of them....whew that was a close one :)

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  14. Love that desk! Such a great color.
    My spray paint studio is rather mobile: a large piece of plywood I drag across the yard to shady, grassless dirt patches as far from the house and gardens as possible. What the neighbors must think...

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  15. I just love it all. The last pic is an especially cute set up of everything!
    savvysouthernsisters.blogspot.com

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  16. love love love all these things! especially the strawberry patch sign :)

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  17. "Vintage poop yellow" LOL! That one brought back memories of school in the 70's. You did such a fabulous job transforming those pieces and we are so thrilled you came by and shared them with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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  18. Gotta love spray paint! I really like that aqua color you used! So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  19. LOVE it all -- really love that scalloped chalk board on the desk top! I have an old lift-top school desk in my basement from when I was a kid, then my kids used it, now it's collecting dust. Really need to do something with that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Wow, so many great projects and they all turned out great. Fantastic work!

    - Rust-Oleum Scott

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  21. Oh, have I ever been there with spray painter’s hand (and the random spray painted yard, BTW)! But this little group looks like it was totally worth a little cramping!

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  22. Way to rock the spray paint! Love all the aqua!

    Would also love it if you stopped by for a visit!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

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  23. That little desk is TOOOOOO amazing:) How the heck did you get that polka dot paper in there so perfectly?I would love for you to link up this weekend!

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-5.html

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  24. I love how it says strawberry patch.

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  25. Your spraying ideas were really awesome. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles.

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