2.09.2011

Avocado a'go-go

I spent a snowy Saturday this past weekend painting my Craigslist frames.I started out with white spray paint. That was the equivalent of a fail. I'm not sure if I got crappy spraypaint or what but it was either barely coating the frames or dripping all over the place. Yes, I probably should have sanded and primered first, but I'm impatient and didn't feel like it. Don't lecture.

So I decided to just brush them on. And went on a search for the leftover trim paint we had. Couldn't find it... but I did find a gallon of the original kitchen paint color (that was vetoed due to the flooring)-Valspar Light Avocado. After approximately 6 seconds of debating ("hmm I drive a rearwheel drive sports car, therefore running to Lowe's for white paint in the 4 inches of snow that just accumulated in the past hour is out of the question and I want to paint NOW") I decided to go for it!(Contrary to popular belief leading from the first photo... they are not neon -thank goodness)

I'm quite happy with how they turned out! I put about 3 coats on each frame, and made sure to get all the inside/outside/around/crevices. I think they'll pop well against my Sherwin Williams Wool Skein stairway walls (that in reality are so much more gray than this swatch)!

Now I just need to find time and a ladder and get them hung!

Domestically Speaking

(I'm linking this up to Maryann's Power of Paint!)
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8 comments:

Jennifer said...

great color!

Molly said...

Love the color! Can't wait to see the wall completed!

Ali said...

I LOVE the color!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

Love the frames! Glad you went with a fun pop of color instead of white. :)

Also - glad the interview went well! Hopefully you hear good news!

Aubrey S. said...

Good work!

Caroline said...

I love them!!! Can't wait so see them hung.

Erica said...

Love the color!

Jax said...

OOh fun!! Cant wait to see them all hung!!!