Good morning! Isn’t it a gorgeous Monday? Aren’t you so happy to be alive? Is it safe to assume you’re a morning person like me?
OK! Well then, I have a super bright/colorful/cheerful project of the crafty variety to brighten your Monday-blues. It involves items that I purchased at ONE GARAGE SALE:
- 3 different size tins
- a small lazy susan
- 2 candle sticks
If this was something I wanted to last for eternity and pass down to the generations that follow me, I would have opted to sand before priming. But I didn’t feel like it, and I won’t cry when the paint starts chipping in a couple years. Or tomorrow.
After priming the inside and outside of all the pieces (including the lazy susan and the candlesticks), with the tape facing OUT, I taped off each tin, and put some newspaper inside to block overspray, like so:
Then I picked 3 random colors from our spray paint collection and went to town.
I let these dry for, I don’t know… like 2 weeks. I may have *COUGH*forgotten about them. But you could probably get away with overnight, yo. Then I slapped on some vinyl that my girl Dana cut for me, painted white, and peeled back the vinyl.
This whole process took me about an hour. I started peeling back the vinyl about 10 minutes after I painted. I have a sweet vinyl tweezer thing, but you could use a needle or exacto knife too.
FINALLY, I glued these buggers together using E6000 glue. THAT STUFF ROCKS. And I’m not being paid to say that. I didn’t even get free product. I just think it’s the shizzle. I got mine at Walmart in the craft section when I was mingling with the ‘people of walmart’ earlier this week (you really should follow along on our Facebook page y’all).
And here it is loaded up with some crafty stuff to go in my future craft room (slowest room makeover evah). My favorite part is that is spins on the lazy susan… making it easier to find what I’m looking for!
Now if those bright colors don’t brighten your dumpy Monday blues, it may be time to plan a vacation. HEHE! This project was super simple, SUPER CHEAP, and super fulfilling! You can get these things at any old thrift shop or garage sale, and you’re set! If you decide to give this a try, please send me pictures! I’d love to see what you come up with!
And come over to see the other projects we’ve done using vinyl as a stencil. It’s one of our FAVORITE techniques!