Well.. you know I HAD to join!! We love us some spray paint in this house. We seem to have a love affair with the $0.96 flat black at Wal Mart. It cover’s beautifully! Joy over at Joy’s Of Home is having this party.. go on and check out everyone else.. after you’ve checked out my projects.. of course!!! I started in the spray painting world way back in 1994. We were stationed in Naples, Italy and one of our neighbors took pitty on us (we were young, poor and had a baby!) and gave us a dresser. It was painted black, with purple drawers. Not exactly what I wanted.. so I spray painted it white with blue drawers for Jojo’s room. Never did I imagine that would lead to what I have today. That dresser is long gone- but the technique stayed!
Fast forward to 2005. I got this table (pictured Below in our old house) off of freecycle. It was brown and very, very dry.. it was Colorado after all. All I could think about was painting it black! I had seen round tables in Pottery Barn and Ethan Allen.. but they were WAY out of my budget. So.. when someone offered it, I scooped it up! This was my first project with Flat Black.. and Johnson’s Paste Wax.. my other love~ We painted our old chairs to match. And the Brass chandelier.. yep, black spray paint!!!
Then came the Hoosier.. whoa.. big project.. 35 cans of black spray paint. The Wal Mart Employees we scoping me out.. I swear it… Here she is last fall.. she’s all decked out!
Our two most recent projects are the Entertainment Center and the NEW China Hutch~!! The Entertainment Center was a Pine Mexican Rustic design. We changed around the moldings and added beadboard to the doors.. then we painted.. It took a lot of paint.. Lucky for us, we lived in a different town.. but, I know the Wal Mart people recognized me.. there has to be a flyer circulating..”Beware of this woman.. she will buy ALL of your flat black spray paint!!!”
And here is the finished hutch! My husband brought this home at the beginning of the summer. It was big, it was brown.. and I must have deleted EVERY before picture I have of it!!! But, here it is in all of its new glory. It’s living in the laundry room.. I’m going to use it as a pantry.. or dish storage, I can always use some more of that!!! This is just a glimpse.. I haven’t finished the laundry room yet. I had to stop briefly so I could spend 1 million dollars on school supplies, shoes and atheletic fees.. ARGH!!!
This concludes the tour of most of my black spray painted furniture.. you can see my White Spray Painted furniture in this post.. it’s in my daughter’s room, she doesn’t like black.. she’s too young to understand!!!