DIY- From Drab to Fab With Fresh Paint

April 30, 2013

A few months ago my folks were packing up their home to move to the Carolinas.  I drove up to spend one last evening and pick up a few of my things they had.  On that trip, my mom had a few things set aside to be donated.  Among the donations I found a fabulous wicker bathroom shelf, Mom asked if I wanted and said I could spray paint it any color I wanted. Well, of course I could, I don’t tell people a can of spray paint is a girl’s best friend for nothing.  A fresh coat of paint is the easiest and most economical way to take something from drab to fab.

The shelf was a dull cream with no personality to speak of.  Can you say boring?

Before the paint
Before the paint

I chose Valspar’s Tropical Foliage spray paint.  It is paint and primer in one.  Wicker can be tricky to paint, and it took two cans for full coverage.

After the paint
After the paint

I knew I wanted to go with a bright green, taken from a new shower curtain to compliment the other colors in the guest bath.

A while back I found the gorgeous drawer pulls made with a silvered glass.  At the time I bought them, I had no idea what I would use them for.  As the paint dried, I knew the pulls would provide a bit of bling and a welcomed contrast to the finished piece.

So, what do you think?

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