07 September 2014

More Fun with Spray Paint

 Last week I spray painted three more things in our house. Given enough time and money, I could perhaps paint every surface in Rustoleum's Oil-Rubbed Bronze. I love it that much!
The main target of my spray painting was this tray. I found a large stack of these trays in my parents' basement. I think my mom acquired them from her aunt, but I had never seen them used so had no emotional attachment to them. They're actually pretty handy to have around the house so I kept a couple but gave away a few to a friend and sold the rest in my Brass Armadillo case. 

I decided to paint the center of the tray and leave the edges exposed, because the green is just about the right color to use on my bar cart. I taped off the edges, leaving the middle open.

I took the operation out to the back yard. It was a fairly windy day, not ideal for spray painting. I may have painted some trees in oil-rubbed bronze. Still, it covered very easily with no sanding.

While I was at it, I spray painted two frames. 

 They turned out great!

After two coats, I let the tray dry for a couple of hours then brought it back inside for the unveiling.

I was a little nervous about how the tape would pull off, but it came off perfectly, leaving no peeled or irregular edges. My "Plan B" was to go back and paint the edges if I didn't like the results.

Lily watched from a safe distance while I pulled off the blue tape.

And this is how it turned out! The green is just the color I needed on the swanky bar cart.

It matches the round antique tray I picked up awhile back. 

 Now...what else can I spray paint?


Heather said...

I love it! I really need to spray paint a few things around our house. Thanks for the inspiration!

Janet said...

Thanks, Heather! It was a fun project!