Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm noticing an addiction to black paint...

So the other day when I posted my TJ Maxx find that I did not buy, I mentioned that I ended up buying a little something on clearance but I wasn't saying what it was in case I turned it into a shower gift for my older sister. longestrunonsentenceever! Well, I got it home and fell in love with its curves. So I decided to keep it for our home. :) No worries. I am not the most selfish little sister ever. I have created her something WAY cooler that I will share with you all after the shower on the 30th. Anywho....we don't have any red in our house. So you may be able to see why I almost passed this lovely up.
But I stopped when I noticed these lovely details:
And then I saw this and it was all over. I knew it was coming with me. In case that is not terribly visible. Yes, that says $3.50. You can't eat at McDonald's for that anymore!
I held onto it for about a week. And then one day I took it out to admire it and decided "heck with this. I want to paint it to match our home." So out came the trusty black satin spray paint. and away we went!
 Here it is with two coats, drying in the sun. :)
And then I brought it into the laundry room to take pictures of it for you, friends. The light in there is great and I liked it against the white backdrop of the dryer.

Once I had it there, I really liked it! I had/have someday plans to make a cute jar of sorts to hold our laundry detergent and I had been wanting to put it on a tray on the dryer. This is just too cute! So I staged it with a large Ball jar for now. Maybe I'll put some flowers in it until I get around to the soap jar. :)
I love the way it brings just a little bit of class to a somewhat boring room. (at least to me....) This may not be its forever home. But right now, I am lovin' it!

(Yeah...that was in reference to my McDonald's reference earlier...fail)

15 comments:

  1. thank you so much for your nice comments. it really means a lot to me. and i hope your hat is the hit of the shower.

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  2. Love this! Thanks for stopping by FFL!

    Lina

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  3. I just love painting trays too. Very cute

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  4. Very classy and classic, indeed!
    xo,
    Sena

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  5. Looks great, the shape is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. love the kind of black you used. It looks awesome!! :)

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  7. Such pretty detail on this plate and you can't beat the price. It looks so rich now with the black paint. Great job.

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  8. That looks fabulous! Thank you for linking this one up too Inspiration Friday too! :-)
    Vanessa

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  9. It looked pretty red, but it looks awesome black! What a great deal! Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

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  10. Gorgeous! And ironically, after seeing this, I am thinking that the worn out little tray I want to do needs to be red!

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  11. I became a follower of your blog! :) Love it! Erin

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  12. I love how it turned out! What kind of spray paint did you use (so as not to have a problem with the paint adhering)?

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