Thursday, June 11, 2009

spray painting again

the sun has been peeking its head out it every couple of days. and when it does i try my darnedest to get some painting done.
spraypainting needs to happen when the sun is out and the weather is a little bit on the warmer side.
i've been looking for a container for my daughter's utensils.
with some spray paint, it becomes perfect for her little kitchen to hold all the things necessary to cook up a storm.
i love baskets.
have had this basket a little over 5 and half years, love the basket...but it needed some new paint.and now it fits more with what i'm trying to accomplish with my house...which is...i don't know...i never really know what to call my style.
it's like country meets junk or something but i'm not quite sure what to call it.
eclectic for sure...
maybe eclecjunktry
coincidentally this cream color is what i'm thinking of painting my armiore in my living room.
i'm hoping to do it before the end of the summer.
okay i'm aiming for sooner than that but just in case it doesn't happen any time soon at least i said "sometime this summer" to you guys.

48 comments:

Sachiko said...

I love Katie's kitchen! It is cuter than mine for sure. You do such a nice painting job.

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

I love it! Spray paint is seriously up there on my top 10 favorite inventions/innovations/whatevers.
My parents have an insane amount of tin canisters like that and they've been sitting in their garage for YEARS!...big ones too...maybe I should go help them clean. :)

Alicia said...

I drop by for a visit from time to time, but when I saw the title for this post I HAD to take a look! I LOVE spray painting things too! Love to see what else you come up with!

Andi said...

I've been doing some spray painting recently too but it gives me a woozy headache. Even if I do it outside in the fresh air.
Must get some sort of industrial mask or something.
Your projects look great.
Andi :-)

summerfete said...

I like this spray painting idea. I bet you have to hold back though, I think its probably addictive!

I've just posted about a patchwork quilt that I've just finished, just thought you might be interested.

Clare

lambie-pie said...

You're a genius! Love everything that you do. Every post inspires me!
I've been meaning to ask you, where have you bought all of your quilt racks and hangers? They're kind of hard to fine, esp non-crappy looking ones. You have so many cute ones, so I was just wondering.
Have a great day!

Elisabeth

Barbara Myltschenko said...

okay how can you take spray paint and get . . .amazing! i'm not sure i would even know where to start, maybe i need to do some yard saling to see if there are any paintable things out there.

Betsy said...

I so wish I new what to call my style too. My husband says just call it comfortable. But tht seems SO boring. Like like your eclecjunktry much better!

Kelly O. said...

whatever your style is--I love it!

I've decided I need more than one house so that I can use all my favourite decorating styles. unfortunately traditional modern and shabby chic don't generally mix.

angela said...

Ok - you are an expert spray painter! How about a non-drippy even-coated spray painting tutorial?! That would be awesome.

Busy Little Quilter said...

I think your style is elegant country.

I've been wanting to spray paint something. I don't know exactly what it is, but I found this pink that I've been wanting to try.

The basket is pretty.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Set everyone's expectations low - no one will be disappointed. I use that trick all the time.
I love the basket.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Gotta love the spray paint!!!

Sarah said...

I LOVE your style! The little boutiques in the well-off, everything costs a million dollars neighborhood, have your style.

rachel griffith said...

i ♥ eclecjunktry!!!
it's my fav.

i never thought to paint my baskets.
i wonder if my hubby would flip out if i paint my longaberger baskets...
we shall see.
hahahaha.

ellen said...

I heart that little heart pillow!

Louisiana Laura said...

Such inspiration...! love the prarie paisley table runner. Might just have to have that one!
I'm headed to the cupboard to pull out a can of green spray paint!!!

Terri said...

You are so talented - and I am totally stealing the spray paint idea! :)

MegJill said...

Okay, All your spray painting always looks so good! No drips, streaks, etc.
You should definitely do a spray painting tutorial with all your helpful hints for us who WANT to try but are scared to start! Maybe a tutorial from when you do your armoire??!!!
Thanks for sharing! You always inspire me.

Ann-Marie said...

I'm with angela and MegJill. Tutorial, please!

Mindy said...

Whatever your style is... I love it! That can is the perfect thing, and the basket has a whole new life. You know, I've never tried spray paint... I always do the brush thing. I'm so old-fashioned... I've GOT to get on this spray paint bandwagon!

dotti white said...

V...I absolutely love your style and the projects that you are working on. I love the way your basket turned out--I'm with the others on a tutuorial...sounds like an awesome idea!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Super cute. Makes me want to paint my baskets too!
Jennifer

V and Co. said...

okay on the tutorial. i'll see what else i can spray paint.
as for my quilt racks i've gotten them everywhere. some at second hand stores (the wood ones) one a a craft store (the metal one) and one was an a walmart find. I KNOW crazy but jake found it for me and gave it to me for christmas. i haven't seen them there any more.

Marie said...

Very cute!!

Sherri said...

I might have to start spray painting baskets. And do you need a special primer to get spray paint to adhere to a metal can?

Sandy said...

whatever your style is, I love it!

Sandi Henderson said...

Eclecjunktry? LOLOLOLOL...

Andrea said...

That kitchen is just the sweetest thing ever! I'd never think to paint a can like that, you're too clever!
And the basket is gorgeous! Love baskets here too :-)

chellie said...

I love that cream color! Is that a spray paint, if so, what brand/color. Very nice! I love your style... you can call it whatever you want!

Marci said...

miss v-nessa...i am counting on you to dazzle the patrons of our little show with you eclecjunktry! it will be lots and lots of fun!:D

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Love what you've done! I've been spray painting up a storm lately, too.

ps. My style is also country+junk. It drives my husband nuts!

Elise said...

In LOVE!!
Elise

amylouwho said...

Awesome! I love painting stuff! I was thinking of having a mr. linky party for people to link to posts of their favorite paint transformation. I've been painting stuff like crazy this last year.

Raise your hand if you love Rustoleum!

V and Co. said...

i'm raising my hand and i think a mister linky would be lots of fun!

amandajean said...

i love how spray paint transforms things. i need to get a few cans in pink. oh, the fun that i could have!!!

Sheri Howard said...

yes, cream will a cool color!!

Aubrey said...

Man, you're a good painter/spray painter. Somehow, all my stuff still ends up looking like crap.

You're getting sun? I think northern UT has been transported to Washington. But without any Edwards to brighten our days.

Patsy said...

How about a tutorial on spray painting!!! I love you pillows too:)

amy smart said...

Okay, you're inspiring me to buy cans of spray paint. But just like my photos, what ever I do will just not turn out half as good looking as yours. You're amazing, girl.

Journeying Five said...

i just found your blog and love it...love the spray painting. i can shy away from painting thinking it will take too much time. this gives inspiration!

Team Clark said...

Do you paint baskets with regular paint or spray paint? I've been wondering that lately and I'm so glad you mentioned it on a post... :)

V and Co. said...

spraypaint

Kayleen said...

Your picnic basket makeover is so fun! I love the idea of a picnic with that brightly covered basket. Too bad its over 100 here in AZ. Picnics are for December here. I also love your little kitchen for your daughter. So fabulous!

Jill said...

Everything you do is my new favorite thing! :)

Stacey said...

Very cute - love the color - shocked it came from a spray paint - the color choices are so limited - but I love this color! And I love the little bench that the basket sits at. So Cute!

happy zombie said...

After my tweet to you just a bit ago... I just KNEW you'd have something paintilicious you'd taunt me with.

So pretty!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

I think you could run with eclecjunktry and make millions! That is the perfect color for the basket. And I'm still loving that pillow. Just in case you ever want to get rid of it. ;o)

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