Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and were able to get some projects done. Mr. Fanatic and I were supposed to paint our youngest daughter's bookcases this weekend, but got to talkin' about paint sprayers. We decided which one we wanted and found out where we could get it the cheapest and it turned out to be Lowe's. Then, since it was going to be a big purchase along with a big chain saw, we looked to see if we could get a coupon. We were able to get one, but it was going to take several days to get it, even via email.
Do things like this happen to you, or is is just us!
Well, here's what I did instead of the bookcases... And it did cost me $0, but I do need to go buy another bottle of craft paint, so maybe 50 cents.
Here's what I started with:
This is what I used... I also used Apple Barrels Pewter Grey.
First thing I did was brush and sponge on some of the Country Grey.
The outside wasn't so bad, but I also painted the inside, as well.
I left some of the stain underneath showing.
This shows difference between the gray and the old finish. The top of this birdcage comes off, which makes it easier to paint the inside. At about this time, I noticed something was missing...do you see it?
See the arched piece of wood on the left side? I hadn't ever noticed, but there was once missing on the top right... More on that later.
Once it was all finished, it was a little to light, so I sanded the outside of the birdcage down.
Then I did a light washing with the Pewter Grey. See the missing piece on the top right?
For the missing piece, I just took a piece of cardstock, glued it onto a thicker piece of packaging I had in my craft room and painted it. Here's the after...
The birdcage is going up on a high shelf over the front door in the foyer and I thought it would be fun if it had lights in it. The lights will be wired in to a switch so I can turn them on easily.
I love getting a new look for next to nothing, don't you?