My tired mug tree. It blends in with the beige counters. (Does anyone else use one of these?)
My house is small, and I cannot fit all my mugs in my cabinets. I have searched and searched at different stores for a new mug tree. My husband had the one above before we met, and you can see the wear after almost 11 years of marriage.
I decided I would try spray painting my mug tree, instead of tossing it. I have started a lemon collection for decor in my kitchen. This is due to it being our last name! So, I decided on a fun and bright yellow.
I started the project with using Krylon primer. I had read several posts that suggested using a primer first.
* Here's my issue I discovered. I had difficulty deciding between the gray and white primer at the store. I chose gray (because I always think of gray when I think of primer.) My final color you will see was light, and so it took more coats with the gray primer to cover vs. the white I know now I should have gone with! *
All primed. And ready for the color!
I was limited on the cardboard I had to spray on (I have to use my boxes for shipping.) and found the bottom of a water bottle case. The little lip worked great in keeping the paint confined.
The yellow brings a cheery accent that I didn't realize I needed! I am so glad I did this. I used Design Master Yellow 736.
What are your tricks for spray painting? What is your favorite brand of spray paint? Have a project you have completed with spray paint? I would love to see them! Please feel free to share!
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