My latest project was taking this old and ugly blanket rack (yes I’ve called it everything from “a wood bench thing” to “horse shoe thing” because I couldn’t figure out what it should be called) and turning into an accent for my guest room. I picked up the blanket rack from a garage sale to use to stage my quilts on at various farmers markets and craft fairs, but I thought it was ugly and very “old lady”. At first I thought I’d just paint it white, but then I was inspired to go with more of an accent color to the rest of my room. I also decided to try something new – spray paint. I’ve never done it before and I figured how hard can it be – it would probably be faster than painting right?? Well, I failed miserably on my own – it was everything you hate about spray painted furniture. However, I was determined to make it work – I would create something I’m proud to have in my house and after some help from my awesome friend at Lowes (yes she’s there every time I go and yes I go almost once a weekend), she gave me a few tricks and a few pieces of advice and I salvaged my project! Take a look and I hope you take my failure and learn from it on your next spray painting project!
Oh and I should say, I did this out in my yard because I’m laying down artificial grass, so I didn’t care about it as much, but if you were to do this normally, lay down a tarp & make sure you’re no where near stuff you care about! The paint gets EVERYWHERE!