20 May 2011

Spray Paint Monster

I have a confession to make...You might want to sit down for this. I have never done a spray painting project before.

Yes, you read right. Sure, I may have spray painted something at some point in my short life, but I don't really remember spray painting anything before. Until yesterday. And where have I been? Spray painting is awesome! In fact, a spray painting monster named Susan may have been created.
We took down some random mismatched frames that were in our bedroom recently and replaced them with a big collage frame. So what do do with 7 frames? Thanks to all of you stylish people out there I've seen lots of gallery wall ideas.

Anyway, I had a cool black frame that was really four frames stuck together and I thought it would be cool to build off of that. Here's how the idea started:
And this is where the spray painting comes in. Because obviously that mismatched arrangement would look...um...quirky?

I tried to do light coats like the can suggested and I was happy with the results. I was a little worried after the first coat (below), which was probably too light, because the coverage was so bad, but things were looking a lot better after the next coat.
I probably did 3-4 coats on each and they were dry to the touch within a few minutes. I think that was my favorite part about using the spray paint. The wind was a little bit of an issue, but it's never not windy here so I just went for it anyway. I thought I had more pictures from during the process, but I guess I was just too caught up in the spray painting fun!

So here's a preview of what will go up on the wall. I'm too excited about how everything turned out to not show you right away : ) I'll post another picture once we decide on what pictures to put in the frames and get it on the wall!
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  1. I need to do this exact same thing! Looks so much better!

  2. That is fabulous! YAY!

  3. I especially like the RAWR artwork ;)

  4. Sweet Paint Skills. hehe. in more ways than one!

  5. Wow! What a difference a little spray paint makes!!!

  6. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with spray gun will be faster and more interesting!


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