I don’t know about you, but there is something about this time of year that gets me all excited to revamp, reorganize and repurpose anything and everything around my house. Out with the items that no longer give me joy and in a home of its own for everything else. This recent turn of events may also have a pinch to do with the tiny little book I just finished reading. It’s on my list of Cool A$$ Sh&$ I Am Loving Right Now. Check it out.
I have to say, I have a good feeling about this year. There is much to look forward to. However, one of the things I am most looking forward to is focusing on my home. I think the ole “I have twins” excuse has run its course. It’s time for this mom to focus on her abode. I have some work to do.
With all of that said, I’m not focusing on any giant house projects. Our pocket books are still recovering from the kitchen renovation we did a couple of years ago. My singular goal for our home this year is to put every single item in a home of its own. This is long overdue.
This whole post was inspired by an old wicker laundry basket I have that was sitting in the hallway, getting prepared to be donated to Goodwill. Now, you heard me mention earlier about my goal of finding actual places for all of my things. But most importantly, the things that won’t be getting “places” are those that don’t give me joy and they will be boxed up and donated or trashed, depending. All hail! This basket still gives me joy so she is staying and when I think about giving her a fresh coat of color, well, my cup runneth over.
That notion got me searching. I went on a pinning frenzy. (Speaking of pinning, be sure to follow The Sister Project on Pinterest.) Besides pinning wicker revamp projects, I decided to scour the internet for spray paint DIY’s. My one rule for this DIY inspired post was that I had to have the item in my house. My only cost for any DIY project moving forward would be money spent on paint.
So, without further ado, here is a stellar pinterest inspired post of all kinds of old cool ass shit; the spray paint edition.
Wicker, Rattan: Who cares, just spray it!
I am not new to the spray paint thing, in case you were wondering. I am however, more enlightened by the idea that metal spray paint can make a shoddy old basket look like West Elm just barfed all over your house. Swoon!
Check out all of these wicker basket rehabs! Better get my trigger finger ready.
I am only partly ashamed to admit I have a plethora of smallish wicker baskets, all brown and hiding in my basement. I must say this green and silver number has me freaking out.
Old beat up cool a$$ metal sh&$. Not no mo honey! Just spray it!
How many of you have busted up trash bins or old metal chairs you might think could use a little TLC? I know I do. It is absolutely amazing the things I have in my house, with a new coat of paint could be given a fresh look. I have an almost identical, totally banged up metal file cabinet. We keep it hidden in the bowels of my basement because of its condition. What is even more annoying is how often I find myself down there looking for a medical record or someone’s social security card. NOT NO MO HONEY! Check these out!
When in doubt, paint it gold!
I know I know, gold is a trend, but if you are about to toss something, and a fresh coat of beautiful, crisp gold spray paint can buy you some time and, God forbid you end up loving it, then so be it! My little DIY wheels are turning. I wasn’t one of those gals that gave a damn about all of the plastic letters on my fridge, and I totally had them, but if I did, this is exactly what I would have done. Darling. Loving all of these gold painted revamped versions of themselves.
So there you have it. Gobs of inspiration for you TSPeeps out there who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and their index fingers stained for weeks. Gotta go and get crack-a-lacking. I’ve got some rehabbing to do.
Have you repurposed anything with a can of spray paint? I would love to hear about it.
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