Each week, I will share an upcylce project. I will include tips, suggestions, and materials used. It is my hope you are inspired to try some of the projects featured weekly. All of my work showcased here will be at one of my sales and might just end up finding it’s way into your home.
This week’s upcycle feature found it’s way into our trailer in Madison, Minnesota (a s mentioned in another post). It got hidden in my inventory haven (my parent’s barn) and sort of forgotten about. It had character with it’s chippy black charm and undoubtably have unending stories from the old kitchen it used to call home.
Spray Paint | My Favorite Brand is Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2X
Before | After
The 2x Spray Paint has the primer & paint in 1, a must!
My inspector assessing my work. I think he just likes the smell of spray paint.
I always, always, always paint the undersides of my items. It adds so much to the craftsmanship.
Spraypainting requires patience (something I consider to be one of my strengths as a young mom & teacher). Spraying light coats, multiple times will yield a smoother finish. If you encounter a drip, simply sand it smooth (when dry) and begin again and reapply the spray paint. You will be much happier with results.
After about 3 coats, the stool is complete, with still some paint left in the can. This stool has new life. Before it get packed in the trailer, Miss Claire will undoubtedly use it for her dolls. Ahh, the perks of your mom being a junker.