I am becoming addicted to spray painting. Don’t worry; I am not out there on the streets under a bridge. I am on my balcony making major changes, one small can of paint at a time.
Since this is the 5th item I have spray painted in a two week time period I might have a problem. But let’s focus on what I am painting. This fun metal potting planter from Ikea.
I posed it among my container garden so you can get the full impact of its shiny ‘before’ splendor. I opted to find a new use for this little planter. I’d scoured IKEA for a perfectly sized trash can that I also wouldn’t mind looking at everyday. When I didn’t find anything in the housewares section, I wandered into the gardening section. I chose this $4.99 beauty as the new trash can to use in my desk overhaul. As much as I love the shiny industrial look of the container, I don’t necessarily want a shiny attention grabber for my trash.
Here is the where the glory of spray paint steps in. ”I’ll paint it white!” I already had a can of white paint left over so it was a painless decision. I elevated the bucket onto a large vinegar bottle to reach the rim without spraying the inside white.
As soon as my 2 coats of paint were dry, I didn’t waste any time to remove the large brown plastic trash can that was there before
and replace it with the new. It seems a little dwarfed in the open cubbie but if I need any extra storage space I can add a little storage box and place the trash can on top of it to maximize space.
There is no denying the beauty of spray paint!
What have you spray painted lately?