Monday, September 23, 2013

Confessions of a Spray Paint Addict ~ An Interview With SheKnows.com



Recently, I was contacted by SheKnows.com to be interviewed for
Doesn't that sound fun?

You can see the highlight on their site here...
but here you can see all the questions they asked me and my full answers.
Let's get started, shall we?

SK: Do you have a favorite spray paint project that you've completed?

 
Me: I think my favorite project is the update to my KitchenAid mixer.
As much as I love the folding chairs...I get to see and use my mixer All.The.Time.
It makes me smile just to see it sitting on the counter.

SK: What originally got you interested in using spray
paint to renovate and DIY around the home?

Me: Actually, would you believe my first spray paint project was 25 years ago?
Should I admit to being that old? Ha ha.
I made over a lantern I got at a garage sale when
I was in high school and have been hooked ever since.
Spray paint is easy to use and makes for a quick transformation on just about anything!
I have a friend who painted her kitchen cabinets with spray paint...but she's a little crazy.
Maybe it was the fumes. :)

SK: If you had to pick a favorite color right now, what would it be?

Me: Right now I'm totally loving aqua and lighter turquoise colors.
I used some aqua on the walls in my laundry room
Yes, you can spray paint just almost anything!

SK: What finish do you like using the most?

Me: That's something I'm really picky about.
For the most part, I hate glossy finishes.
Satin has always been my go-to finish, but not all colors are available in satin.
But, there's always a topcoat if I really want to take the shine down a notch.

SK: Would you be interested in sharing a photo of one of your projects with our readers? If so, could you briefly explain (1-2 sentences) a little about that project?


Me: We had acquired some ugly folding chairs, and while useful,
I hated to bring them out for parties because they were so blah.
I saw a photo of some colored chairs somewhere and that gave me the idea


SK: Any tips you'd like to share?

Me: Besides the basics, like always have good ventilation
and don't paint in your church clothes...
Don't be afraid to make a mistake!
Take your time with nice even coats to minimize dripping.
But in the end...for a few dollars a can, you can always
start over or change a color you decide you don't like.

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Did you enjoy that?

Then, please check out my other spray paint projects:





Hope you have a great fall week!



Putting down drop cloths here:

11 comments:

  1. This is so inspiring... I may have to go get some spray-paint in some fun colors!!!
    Thanks for this post... And story..

    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  2. That was fun to read! Your chairs are so pretty and fun! Thanks for sharing a few paint tips and thanks for visiting over at my blog!

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  3. Really sweet mixer! Pinned. New follower for your page:) Follow back at Sew Sweet Vintage. I posted spooky Skeleton Key Necklace and Scrappy Fall Banner to this week's party:)

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  4. I'm on Sverve too, just endorsed you:)

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  5. This is a great idea! Don't we all have those ugly folding chairs? Thanks for sharing. :-)
    His blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  6. What a transformation! I love the chairs! They look fabulous!
    Jennelise

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  7. Fun idea. Will any spray paint work or do you have to prime it first or use a certain finish? Thanks for the idea.

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  8. I love the chairs. One other thing that could be added to your tip list... shake the cans thoroughly before spraying. I found out what happens when you don't... the paint gets chalky and/or bubbly. I love spray painting, though. Thanks for the post on it. It's so fun, well, if you shake the can enough. I always shake it for 5 minutes now and haven't had a problem.

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  9. Your spray paint projects are absolutely precious! This would be great to link-up to Create It Thursday #22…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

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  10. Love your ideas, I may have to spray paint a chair or two now! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love what you have done. You should come show off your creativity at our link party.
    http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-7.html
    The party will not be the same without you!

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Sweet comments make me a happy girl!
I love and read each and every one!
I do my best to respond to all of them...even though it may take a while...questions I try to answer right away.