Craft Vomit: Violet & blue frames, violet jewely tray

Our local Goodwill had an awesome sale the day after Christmas. Everything was half off. I picked up a lot of frames, mirrors, mason jars, and even a striking lined red coat for myself for forty bucks.

Yesterday the sun was out and so I allowed myself a painting day in the driveway. Taped and primed, then sat with a cup of coffee while trying to make flowers out of old magazines. When the primer layer was done, the spray painting began.

It. Was. Awesome.

I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love painting, the soft bristles, the gentle repetitive movement, the meditative state I fall into whenever I tap that side of my brain. But the spraying?

The spraying was fun. And fast.

While I haven’t untaped everything (I get distracted really easily as you will probably see in the next post or two), I did put finishing touches on three of the frames.

The blue color of the frame reminds me of the Tiffany blue but it did NOT translate to our laundry room. Yes, later post. Promise. The violet is always a favorite color and the tiny frame is adorable (it’s only two by three inches) but my favorite piece is the jewelry tray. I am thinking about keeping this one for myself and setting it next to my bathroom sink. The fabric was on sale at IKEA at about three bucks a yard; I still have a lot of it left from the holidays. The black/glittery paper is also leftover from the holidays when five 12″ x 12″ sheets were a buck at Joanne’s Fabrics.

Do you use spray paint for your DIY projects? Do you prefer painting the old-fashioned way or both?

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