So, on my to-do list for fall and Christmas, I have about half a dozen projects that require spray paint. The problem:
Yes, wind. Just about any day I have available to actually spray paint it is too darn windy! I finally gave up the dreams of spray painted and broke out the ole paint brush.
In June, we took a beach vacation (relive it here, here and here). While we were there, Junior and I escaped for thrift store shopping. It was there that I stumbled upon these wooden lanterns
Clearly, they have seen either a lot of weather or not enough paint. They were only about $1 each (I got 4) so I can’t complain. I wanted to change the color to something a little more traditional so I picked up some green spray paint. With the weather challenges, I was forced to switch it up though and pulled out my festive green acrylic paint.
I don’t really have many pictures of the process because I left the camera in the car (as you can see here)
I just used a small brush inside the little parts of the star and tree and then a regular cheap sponge brush on the rest. I did two coats to make sure they were good and covered.
Much more like Christmas! And with a total cost of less than $5 for all 4 ($1 for each + $.59 bottle of paint), even Mathlete can’t complain!
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