Sunday, June 14, 2015
Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby with my Aunt, mom and little one, I was excited to see all the new southwestern decor because they had a lot of cool arrows, feathers and skulls to go with my decor theme I started in my bedroom. I honestly don't need any more stuff because it's almost done. I am on the hunt for a rug and then one or two small little accents for the new vintage tall dresser or chest I am also looking for. I decided instead of a small desk for the bedroom, since I have a home office I would get another tall dresser to store clothing. I have so much clothing that my closet and current dressers are bursting at the seams. I am also starting a new savings at the end of the summer to finally break down and buy larger side tables or night stands for my room. I got the ones I have cause I was on a tight budget and they had mirrored fronts. I loved the embossed metal and shape of them also then the price at $69.99 was amazing.
Currently all the three drawer wider side tables or smaller dressers I have found have been around $1000 but I have found one I like at Kirklands for under $300 each with a coupon. So saving up now. Hoping by the end of the summer they still have them and that I can find a coupon code to get them at around $220-240 don't want to spend more. Also keeping my eye out on craigslist but usually I find stuff like this when I don't have the cash and once I have it can't find anything lol. I always feel like if it is meant to be it happens.
So back to my Hobby Lobby adventure, I found a gold set of antlers for a table that were on clearance for $6, I saw awhile back on Etsy a antler used as a shelf for air plants and loved the idea. I have lots of air plants all over my home and yard. I bring them home often from walks and friend's houses that also love them and have a ton. Also I pick them up for change at the local market and nursery. I had some metallic silver spray paint and today decided to paint them since it wasn't super windy like usual living on the lake. Usually every day it's pretty windy here off the lake, but today wasn't so bad. It took me maybe twenty minutes to apply one solid coat and then touch up the corners and edges. Now it is drying and I will hang it tomorrow then update photos.
Usually I would prime a piece first but this will hang indoors and the gold was dark enough so that the silver would be able to get a good coverage. Make sure when spray painting to shake the can well and do a test spray to make sure that it isn't spraying messed up. Sometimes if it's an older or used can you will get bubbling, large pieces or the spray nozzle may be clogged or damaged. Spray from a distance and long consecutive sprays. I try to cover as evenely as possible the first time and the second time just touch up any missed areas or corners. Let dry 15-30 minutes between sprays and I let dry over night before hanging or applying the plants here in the photos I just sat the plants on the antlers to take a quick photo and had already let it sit for a ful hour, it was dry to the touch.
Will add a photo tomorrow of the finished product hung in my room. Enjoy and hope you had an amazing weekend xoxo✌️❤️