I absolutely love upcycling and diy projects. If I can take something in my house or something that someone else doesn’t want anymore into something useful, amazing and pretty, I am happy. Today I have been working on a project that has literally been sitting in my garage forever. Oops. I have been dying to repaint this shabby old side table that someone was throwing out. It had a half painted white/yellow color to it. The person that had it before didn’t even bother finish painting it as it appears they might have had the same idea as I did and just given up. It had screws sticking out so I think they just didn’t want to bother anymore. Lucky me! I screwed the screws so they were flush and then filled it in and sanded it down. Other than that there was nothing wrong with it.
I am teaming up this year with PintyPlus and their amazing Chalk Paint Spray. Yes, that’s right that popular paint everyone is raving about comes in a spray can. I jumped for joy, too. I thought it would be perfect for this little upcycle job. I could finally have a finished plant table for my new living room. Bonus!
Step One: Spray your choice of Chalk Paint Spray color on any wood, metal, plastic.
Step Two: If you want a varnish finish, use the PintyPlus varnish spray but not necessary.
All you have to do is spray, that’s it.
PintyPlus comes in 18 colours in 400ml aerosol cans which cover 2 m2. I chose Blanco Roto for my upcycling plant table project. The colors are fun, vibrant and I can’t wait to get painting more items soon. It’s touch dry in 20 minutes what’s better than that?
I could believe how fast I had painted a piece of furniture, how fast it dried and I had it back in the house ready to decorate and put my plants on it. I was really impressed with it. I noticed that it didn’t have a strong paint odor as most spray paints do which was great. I don’t think I really needed the varnish spray as the chalk paint dried with a nice finish already. I added it to be on the safe side as people might be setting their cups on the table as it’s next to my sofa.
I love decorating little corners of my house each month. Whether it’s a new plant or vase added to our home or a full room makeover. As part of this month’s Styling the Seasons, it’s all about the cacti, plants, and succulents in our home. The more the merrier, I say. I will admit to not always being able to keep my indoor plants alive but I think I am pretty safe with my new cactus. My new favorite thing is to layer pots for each plant. So I got this ikea white pot and put the pot the cactus came in inside it. It’s a great layered look and I have done this with my pots outside on the patio too.
My little corner looked so bare recently and now it has come to life with plants, cacti and a little chalk paint spray. I think live plants make a house feel so welcoming and homey. My room was in need of some color too. Now all I need is to get the handyman to come hang my mirror above the sofa and my new living room is complete. I can’t wait to share my room tour with you all.
This year I am joining in with Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots in a monthly blogging series called “Styling the Seasons”. Come join us in sharing lovely styled corners of your home and be inspired by some beautiful images using #stylingtheseasons on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
*I was sent PintyPlus Chalk Spray Paint as part of an ambassador role but all opinions and creations are my own.