Monday, July 27, 2009

Going green by going white…

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Picked up this grungy, light green hamper for $16 at a local antique store. Scrubbed and painted her white. I have a friend coming to stay for a few months so this will serve as a hamper in her closet. In the meantime, it is in my bathroom. Amazing how a little white paint can make such a difference.
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A while back I was blog surfing and read about a tool that made spray paining easier. Checked my local hardware store and they didn’t know what I was talking about. Since I was spray painting 8 items this weekend and have plans to spray another 4 items next weekend…I wanted to find this tool. Got mine at Home Depot for $2.49. WOW, it kept my index finger and thumb from going numb, I didn’t need to wear gloves, and it made spray painting go much quicker. Run, don’t walk to get yours.


Blogging as part of Between Naps on the Porch’s Met Monday and Southern Hospitality’s Thrifty Treasures.
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Renee

18 comments:

Karli @ RockyBella said...

I love anything re-purposed by paint! I have this shower curtain, I love it! Great post.

My name is PJ. said...

Thanks for the tip on the spray painting tool! I'd never seen one before!

Kammy said...

Hello !
Your bathroom is looking good !
I have one of those tools...I had two to choose from I got mine for about $7 -cuz it had extra padding, LOL ! I love it , my fingers aren't painted anymore and my finger isn't sore...best tool I have !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The paintspray attachement is fabulous! I got one a few weeks ago and couldn't stop spray painting! Your hamper came out lovely!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Mrs. C said...

That hamper has a brand new life. It looks great. Thanks for the heads up about that spray grip tool. I plan to look for it the next time I'm in town.

Terry said...

If your spray paint finger is also your mouse finger, you really feel it the next day. I'm happy to know the spray thing works.

Charlene said...

I've got some spray painting projects coming up--I have an old peach colored hamper that I think I'll tackle while I'm at. First, though, I think I need to go by Home Depot and get one of those trigger thingies!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that hamper! AND I have to have one the spray paint thing, Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

Morning T said...

Love your hamper and thanks for the spray paint gadget tip!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice redo. I need to get a Spray-Grip.
Glenda

Lynn said...

A spray gun for cans!
What an ingenious idea.
I an going to fetch me one of those!

Brenda said...

Yep, that gun thing for paint is just what I need. I have arthritis in my thumbs and all kinds of spray paint projects sitting here not yet started! Love your new white hamper!
Brenda

lilsista said...

Hey there! I'm just stoppin bye for a peek!...Anything with the word paint in it catches my attention! I am extremely spray paint addicted!!! I didn't know about this little tool, but now I will be searching for it right away...Thanks for the visit...I shall certainly return! Smiles :0)!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Renee, the hamper looks great and I really like that shower curtain too. But I REALLY LOVE your cottage photos. What an adorable place to live. Like a fairy tale! :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

White paint -- any paint, really -- is amazing ... talk about covering a multitude of sins!

And the spray nozzle thingy is wonderful -- I got one last month, and no more hurting fingers. Best invention ever. Except perhaps for chocolate.

Cass

colbycottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I've been so busy, I hadn't even looked at the computer for a week. Those sprayer are awesome.Have a great week~Kathy

Marie said...

Hello Renee - love your bathroom! The shower curtain is fabulous and I like your hamper make-over. Spray paint is awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, I saw one of those tools on a blog last week, and promptly forgot about it! Thanks for the tip on where to get it, and I love the hamper redo!