Thursday, May 28, 2009

This Is What I Do

I had one can of white spray paint and 8 items to paint. I knew one can wouldn't paint all of this, but I wanted to get the "best bang for my buck" so to speak, so when I have a situation like this, I just stack all of my items together. There are 3 candle holders, a large fork and spoon, (how'd ya like to take a bite with those?!) a four foot long shelf and a small baker's rack and a large baker's rack.
I was able to get the candle holders, fork and spoon and long shelf all painted with one can of paint. The over spray gave a nice thin coat of paint to the other two pieces. Whenever I have another can of paint, I will lay newspaper down, and finish painting the two metal racks.

And so this is how I get the most paint from a can of spray paint. How do you do it?
Love, Rachel



13 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wonderful tip!! There is always a ton of overspray on my newspaper that I lay down, Thanks!!! Love it!
♥ Teresa

The Going Blog said...

You should ask for cans of white paint for Christmas :-)Looks like some fun stuff going on at your house. It's almost summer break. yeah!

Alison Gibbs said...

Great idea.
Alison

Sharon said...

That is a really clever idea! Don't you hate it when you're in the mood to paint and you don't have any??? I have a new little hearth tool set that I need to paint gold and I am out of gold paint and I keep forgetting to purchase it! I can't wait to see where you put your large fork and spoon! They are pretty cute!

Hugs, Sharon

Esther said...

You're good!!!

Love you!

Esther

Ronda said...

Neat idea! :) Looks like you are being "creative" YOU! :) Thanks for sharing that tip with us...hope that you will have a blessed day!

Claudia said...

Good idea, Rachel! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Great tip..and heaven only knows I needed it! Thanks!
~Smiles~

Mom Going said...

What a great idea. I hate to waste anything even spray paint!

Donna Lynn said...

I'm a big fat waster of spray paint I do believe, after reading your post, I now know I am!!!
Your ideas on painting are a great tip, thanks!

Hope all is well in your world, did you have a good Birthday??? Let me know how you have been!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Rebecca said...

EEK! I do the same thing. Paint is sooooo high now...use to be $1.97 a can for Krylon...now it is $3.47 and at Hobby Lobby it is $4.97. What is up with that???

GREAT tip for everyone!

xoReb

Patti said...

Great idea Rachel- can't wait to see what you did with it all. Have a wonderful weekend!

TattingChic said...

Hmmmm...I thought you'd come up with some unusual "shelf-wire-utensil wall art", LOL! Glad I read your post, LOL! I thought you'd tossed your cookies! That is fabulously frugal! I'll remember that if I ever have many things to paint at once! :)