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!)


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!!!