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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

what you can do in a day....

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You can admire the lilacs that grow in your yard.
And wish that you had a pretty white pitcher to put them in.
But wait.
You do have a pitcher.
It's just not white.
But with a can of spray paint....you can make it white.
I love my 'new' pitcher.
It's just the perfect place for pretty flowers.

You can tackle a project like this in a few easy steps:
Choose your makeover object.
Pick your spray paint. There are lots of colours to choose from.
Take your object into a well ventilated place to spray. I use my garage...I lay down some newspapers so I don't leave spray marks on the floor.
Spray paint your object following directions on the can. You will mostly likely need to do 2-3 coats with light sprays. If you spray too heavy....you will get drips.
Let your object dry.
You are done!

I am linking up this post to:

DIY Linky Party @ Fine Crafts Guild
Frugal Friday@ The Shabby Nest
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design

8 comments:

Donna said...

Your lilacs are gorgeous! The white pitcher really sets them off!

Donna

Kristine said...

Great idea! My lilacs had a bad year - too much rain here - so I'm going to enjoy yours. Thanks for sharing.

Grace said...

That's a great idea. Your lilacs look perfect in the white vase. Do you find your cut lilacs wilt? I always have that problem, although I love them in the house.

this blessed nest said...

it looks fabulous!

i think a white or clear vase/jar always sets off any type of flowers even more.

happy holiday weekend.
kellie

p.s. your art gallery wall looks wonderful. love the paint color on the wall. of course, you can beat the art work -either. ;)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful! Our lilacs are "all done" now, but I did cut armfuls of them when they were blooming, and YES white vases show them off the best. Although clear glass or crystal runs a close second.

Love the makeover... what a great idea. Isn't spray paint amazing?
Cass

emmy-pie lovely . . . said...

Wow, your lilacs are stunning! Mine, well, not so beautiful. I am jealous! And love the white pitcher, what a quick fun project. Looks great!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

This is excellent, in fact, so good that I want to invite you to join our new DIY tutorial party that opens today... (perhaps you add a few how-to steps to this project, or you use another tutorial from your site...?)
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-free-pillow-crochet-pattern/
Early entries get most traffic, so hop over today.

(pssst ...there is also a link there for you to get a chance to win $50 silver customizable jewelry gift certificate from wonderful designer Lisa Leonard)

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Thank you for contributing this to http://www.FineCraftGuild.com 's DIY Tutorial Linky Party.

It's beautiful and well presented.

If you have a new & equally wonderful tutorial you wish to share with us this week, come on over. We just opened a new linky party for this week's talented artisans out there!

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