Thursday, May 6, 2010

Making My Mark

In college Jeremy had a saying:
"Beauty is only a light switch away."
{pre-Heather days, for sure}

As ridiculous as this slogan was,
it's fairly similar to my current decorating philosophy:
"Beauty is only a can of spray paint away."

These chairs were screaming for a new coat of paint.

The only before picture I had.
The peach just wasn't doing it for me anymore.

I rescued the table from my own garbage.
Yes, I threw it away after letting it sit untouched in the garage for a few months.
(it was a cast-off from someone else that found a temporary home in our garage)

Later that night I realize my mistake.
And next morning I tipped the mondo green garbage can on it's side and climbed on in.
Sick, I know.

However, I think the transformation more than makes up for my dumpster diving experience.

Seafoam blue and oil rubbed bronze make a great pairing.
The total was less than 13 dollars,
yet it gives the porch a million dollar punch.


Sarah said...

So much prettier! Great job.

Jeni said...

Cute!! Spray paint is the best!

LKP said...

i love it! great color combo. so classy. =)

PRP said...

Love it! I'm about to hit the garage with some spray paint myself.

goddessdivine said...

You rock! Those look awesome. Way to get a new look for under $15!

Sara said...

I love getting my spray paint on. It is quick and really does a great job. I love both pieces.

tharker said...

The chairs look great! I actually can't imagine your porch without your chairs sitting there!

The table turned out cute! Totally worth dumpster diving for.

JustRandi said...

That looks fantastic! I so envy people with vision to see a finished project and then do it.

karen★ said...

hello heather!
i have spent a little too much time this morning subscribing to & then looking over your past posts. i love you! you seem so real & so funny; if i ever get a chance to visit washington, we should go on a double date....& spray paint something!
the chairs look awesome & i'm so happy you jumped into the dumpster to retrieve looks perfect!