I tried to use up old cans of spray paint but it looked awful after 4 cans so off to the store I went. I wanted something bright and cheery since my husband discouraged me from planting flowers next to the garage. It makes me smile now.
Scored a free shelf from a neighbors garage sale.
From a Freebie..to a Newbie
My husband used some long screws to attach the stacked shelves together to make them sturdy once again.
I tried to paint with all of my left over spray paints that I had from other projects but it just didn't do anything for me. (My hand is still sore from spraying 4 cans of paint and my fingers were a mess!)
A quick trip to Home Depot to find some enamel Rust Oleum bright paint. Yellow, Purple, New Fuchsia. Decided to buy some bright flowers that would be heat tolerant. (Marigolds, pincushion, cornflower that I had existing in my garden, geranium & petunia's . (Two hours later.....)
I started painting with Purple but decided that I wanted the bench multi color so I had to paint over the top shelf with Yellow. It's not perfect, I've missed some spots but it's a work in progress and I'm sure I'll keep adding to it as time goes on. I just added a few galvanized things I had around the house to add some rustic touches to match the rest of my garden.
- Bright enamel spray paint, (Rust Oleum)plants, bright pots (Home Depot)
- Bright colored heat tolerant flowers (Home Depot)
- Colored pots (Home Depot)
- Spray trigger for spray cans. I highly recommend this. No more sore fingers!! (Home Depot)
Published June 13th, 2016 12:55 PM
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