Save yourself a lot of hassle with this spray painting tip

As most of you know, I love spray paint. I will spray paint anything and everything! Nothing is safe in my home from a can of good ‘ol spray paint. :)

With summer almost here I want to share a spray painting tip with you. Hopefully it will help you to not make the same mistake I made last summer.

I decided I wanted a bunch of picture frames painted white for my gallery wall.

It was August in Texas at about high noon which translates into at least 100 degrees outside with bright blue skies and lots of direct UV rays. Pretty much hotter than hell outside. ;)

Perfect time to spray paint a few frames, am I right?!

The Primer went on fine. Things started getting ugly real quick though when I busted out the spray paint.

You see, it was SO HOT outside that the sun dried the paint too quickly causing the paint to snap, crackle, and pop.


It was a total mess! Definitely not the look I was going for on my gallery wall.

After lots of sanding I was able to start fresh, but it was a huge inconvenience for me!

The moral here? Now that it’s summer again, be aware of where you are spray painting. If possible work in your garage or wait until closer to dusk to bust out that can of paint. Don’t be a victim to unnecessary crackling.

Of course, if this is the look you are going for then by all means, paint in 100 degree weather in direct sunlight. You’ll have the perfect crackle effect.


     

updating a topiary for a dollar

Exhibit A:

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Apple topiary. Cute from the waist up, but not so cute pot.

It’s all glued together though. What to do?

Exhibit B:

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99 cent planter from IKEA.

I put the old pot inside the new one. It fit perfectly and now my apple topiary is cute from head to toe.

No cutting, no gluing, no disassembling.

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I love cheap easy fixes.

;)


     

I just got slapped by Captain Obvious

Do you ever have moments where you are just like,

“Dur! Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. It just seems so obvious.”

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Well, unfortunately for Mrs Oblivious over here, I have these moments all.the.time.

Que Captain Obvious here.

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Three bunches of leaves stuck in a round floral foam thing.

Why oh why have I never even thought of this?

Do you realize how many times I’ve put ivy and plants above my cabinets and bent them all over the place to get them to stay in a certain position?

More times than I’d like to admit, thankyouverymuch.

I found this pre-made floral bunch at Goodwill. The second I saw it, I was like, “OMG wow, could there even be a more obvious solution?”

Five seconds later (the amount of time it took to drag a chair over and climb on the counter)…

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… I have perfectly positioned bunches of leaves.

Sometimes I wonder how I even manage to function in this world walking around with my head in a bubble.

Living in my own oblivious universe is fun and all, but I sure feel like a dope sometimes.


     
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