{Tutorial Tuesday} I am kinda high right now...

posted on: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's been really windy here lately. I mean really windy. A few days ago Hunk woke up in the middle of the night because he thought an earthquake was happening. No earthquake--just a lot of wind. I grew up with the wind so I am use to sleeping through it during the night.

 (Sidenote: in the two minutes that I have been writing this post I have seen a garbage can and a large black bag  roll past the window, I should go grab them but I am sure they are long gone down the street now...it wasn't my garbage can or bag btdub)...but I did rescue my neighbor's garbage can earlier today before it became a big blue lawn ornament in someone else's yard.

Anyway, today has been a spray painting project day. I usually spray paint in the garage with the door open. However, the wind blew half the dirt in Montana into my garage giving my freshly painted projects a nice coat of Blackdog Bt (it's a type of soil...weird that I know that) so I shut the garage door. I opted to close the door and save my projects while sacrificing a few brain cells...and my ability to think coherently.

Please don't judge ;)

  I picked this vase up at Real Deals awhile back--the orange didn't really fit in with my style, but for the clearance price tag on it I knew I could justify buying it--if only to spunk it up. 
 I know I have repeated this over and over again, but it is soooo important. USE PRIMER. I promise it will not only save you time and money, but it will also make your paint projects look so much better.

So, first I sprayed a nice coat of Kilz Primer across the entire surface. When it dried I then used Krylon Bahama Sea Blue on the outside.

I wanted to find someway to bring out the pattern on the vase so I turned to my trusty paint collection to help.

 I poured a small amount of white paint onto a plate and then I lightly stamped a sponge into the paint.
 I then lightly dabbed the painted sponge on the raised pattern of the vase. I didn't want it to be perfect so at times I would add pressure so that the sponge would fill in the grooves.

Voila! Finished in less then 20 minutes...now time for some tylenol to relieve me paint withdrawal.

Here is where I am partying this week


  1. that turned out lovely! I love that new shade of blue!

  2. What a transformation. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Feel better!

  3. LOOKS GREAT! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!


  4. Love this! Gorgeous! Thank you for the primer reminder--needed that!

  5. I'm so glad I found this. Great tip about painting the raised areas. I'm definitely going to try this.

    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

  6. what a difference! so beautiful! love it. Perfect for spring :)

  7. Love this! I like how you painted the white, it gives it a slightly weathered look.

  8. So cute! I really need to get into redoing like this...Great idea:) Stopping by from Blue Cricket, would love you to link up at my new "Inspired by YOU party" if you get a minute!!

  9. Such a great vase & I love how you spunked it up! New follwer, love your great blog :)

  10. That turned out AWESOME! I love it!
    Fabulous job!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  11. This is so up my alley! I love it!

  12. Very cute....I love the colors you chose.

  13. Really great job! I love the color you chose - my favorite.

  14. This looks great! Love the color! I'm a new follower.

  15. I love this color!

    This morning I got up extra early and ran to WallyWorld to get some Kilz Primer for a project that I was hoping to start. Wrong! Our store doesn't carry it. Atleast it's a reason for an out of town trip!

  16. Love everything about this! I'd love for you to share this at I Heart Nap Time


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