Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Can Collect Anything


        I would collect dirt if I had a reason- especially if I saw people circling piles of it somewhere.

        What is my newest project driven obsession?  Spray Paint.  I am collecting it in whatever color strikes MY fancy and whatever strikes YOURS.

I have located and bought blogland’s famous Heirloom White and Oil Rubbed Bronze, plus others that I now love including but not limited to Satin Nickel, Ivy Leaf, and Bahama Breeze..

        It’s my newest form of lipstick- since lipstick is not exactly getting a lot of use these days- as I happily trudge through my yard seeking eyesores.

        Without stating the obvious (the name of my blog is White Spray Paint after all), I now love COLOR.

        I just painted a cabinet I found at the Jackson Street Market Days this color.


           This became this.


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        I painted this cabinet red to use in the little house because it had some structural issues.


        As in NO BACK and holes in the shelves. Great purchase, right? I think so.

        The red looks wonderful under the gold leaf retablo with a red base color.



        I am off to find a beeswax colored candle for the candlestick and to stare at the Krylon paint at Wal Mart.


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Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Pretty! And I thought that my spray paint collection was getting too large! Am currently looking for Rustoleum's 2x the cover, even though I have no idea what I am going to paint with it!

Theresa said...

Oh I LOVE that red chest! It is beautiful and who cares about some structural problems when you look that good on the outside:) Enjoy your day at Walmart!

Lisa said...

I think spray paint just might be the perfect collectible. Readily available, inexpensive , great color options.
PS Dirt...not so much.:)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE the red!!! It looks Fabulous!!!!! I love spray paint too!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

I saw that red at our local home improvement store and it's a beautiful, joyous red. Can red be joyous? Well, to me, almost anything can be joyous:)

Kenzie said...

It looks great! I am envious of your spray paint collection!

Deb said...

so glad you have ventured out into other colors...looks like you have a rainblow there...
love the red...

Loui♥ said...

how I love visiting your place..
never a "dull" moment..
at least you aren't cracking "off color" jokes!
love the collection..
I do have a jar of sand from home..
it has traveled the world with me..
and folks always comment/ask..
"why do you have a jar of sugar sitting on the shelf?" I have to open it to let them see..
it is indeed sugary white sand from the beach at home!
have a wally day at Walmart!
hugs and smiles..

Tanna said...

I love the sound of Bahama Breeze... I'm going to have to check that color out my next trip to Home Depot. Your red piece is lovely. Hope you enjoy your Wally visit!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you are better stocked with spray paint than Wal Mart!! I like the red cabinet...I like to see more than white and black.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, Step away from the spray paint! LOL Looking at your picture you do appear to have a slight obsession with paint. I have quite a collection myself. The cabinet looks great all dressed up in red.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

You are so funny! I actually need to start collecting dirt to fill the low places in my yard!
I am really laughing right now because I love the name of your blog and i am about to start painting EVERY STICK OF FURNITURE in my house WHITE!! I just really like the soothing effect it has. Well, when you get tired of color, your old friend white is only a can away....
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the pixies!

Unknown said...

Laura we have GOT to be twins separted at birth!!!
I have so many cans of spray paint that there ought to be a law. I just keep picking up more. It's like a savings account for me. I must think that some act of terror is going to destroy every spray paint factory in the country and that I will have my own little stash and not be affected.
I hope you have a wonderful day working in the garden.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great redo! Yep - You have quiet a collection of paint. :D

Marigene said...

That shade of red looks fabulous on that little piece...love it!

Claudia said...

Love, love that cabinet! The red shad is perfect for it.


Robyn said...

It makes me feel better to think I'm not the only one who is obsessed with spray paint...I have two wrought iron tables that I want to spray a turquoise color...I thought it would go good with my tan and brown house...ya know? give it that extra pop of fun color...the cabinet is amazing...you did a wonderful job...God Bless you! ~Robyn

Tanya said...

The cabinet turned out beautiful. I do love how quick spray painting is! I think I am a dirt collector. For my gardens anyway; compost, topsoil, leaf mold, even Alpaca manure...

Recaptured Charm said...

Yup, I don't think you're alone in your can hoarding. I'm right there with ya.
In today's makeovers with lots of blacks and whites, I just LOVE to get a glimpse of something with great color. LOVE the color! (will have to add that to my collection)


Debra@CommonGround said...

LOVE that gorgeous red cabinet! My problem is I put the empties back and forget to restock! Sounds like you're on a roll.

suzyq said...

Wow, how brave are you?? I wouldn't be game to paint something red but it is FABULOUS! What a find.

Cottage Rose said...

Wow that is a lot of paint,,,,, I love the red on the table,, it is so gorgeous looking,, I would not have thought of using that color,, hmmmmm I really have to check out all the yummy colors now.....lol have a great week.


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Laura...who is number one on your emergency call list?

Where's the thermometer?

And the ice pack? Where is it?

Here, give me your arm and let me check your pulse...

Girl...you MUST be ill...

Color? COLOR?
Don't you let your Mother hear you say the "C" word...EVERYTHING MUST BE WHITE, remember?

You are hilarious! I missed your last two posts and here you are, painting a fence BLUE and a beautiful chest RED!
Do you know how proud I am of you?
Plus...you are a master with a can because if I attempted anything like that, mine would be all streaky!

I'm so happy you are adding color to your collection of spray cans...you go girl!

And, to answer your question...no. I haven't met anyone yet that has embellished a spray can BESIDES YOU! :))))

Love it!

Jojo said...

Wow! A beautiful redo. Amazing what paint (and some tender loving care) can do!

Marguerite said...

I had a very good friend who spray painted everything, for me. I would just drop the stuff off and pick it up a few days later! Glad you're getting into colors, and I love that wonderful red cabinet! Beautiful job!

Justabeachkat said...

Wow, what a difference a little can of paint can make! I'm quite impressed.


trish said...

You have a great collection there!! And I simply adore your cabinet all dressed up in red!! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

The Tablescaper said...

How fun! You did a great job.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! You linked your post. I was just thinking about you today as I backed out of my driveway and glanced at the red bench by my front door and the white table between my black rockers. I knew I had to paint the table red and I knew just the Colonial Red to paint it! Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining the Cinco de Mayo party at Woo Hoo! Wednesday.

Tara said...

Hi Laura! So nice to meet up with you. Your blog is wonderful. Love the red cabinet. Looks great. My what you can do with a can of spray paint. Going to follow along.

Connie said...

I just completed my first ever spray paint project and am now in love with it. I repainted my whole patio set and it looks FABULOUS and I DID IT!! Amazing...love your collection.

Onto my next project...you have inspired me to keep going! BTW...love your red chest!


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