June 8, 2012

Spray Painters Anonymous.... Shabby Sweet Tea

Happy Friday!  
I am currently scheduling SPA posts for July and August.  If you are interested in attending a meeting please send me an email!  It is spray pairing weather... I know you have your cans out and ready!
 Hey y'all! My name is Elyse and I'm the author of Shabby Sweet Tea. I must say, I'm a little nervous to be here at Spray Painters Anonymous. I'm not like most spray paint addicts. I suffer from a different issue, a shameful one. 

I don't know how to spray paint. 

There. I said it. It's true. 

If you visit Shabby Sweet Tea, you'll quickly see that I am always painting something...with a brush. Not a can. I've got some serious Shabby Chic painting skills and I even successfully sell my furniture. 

But I can't spray paint. 

So what have I ruined? Well, lets see....a bookcase, table, basket and an ottoman (yes, I tried to spray paint fabric).

However, there is just one project that actually turned out. 

I took an old print in a glass frame and turned it into a chalk board using spray chalk paint by Krylon. Is it perfect? Heck no. I had to spray chalk board paint onto q-tips to touch up areas that I messed up. 

The frame I painted with acrylic paint and crackle glaze. 

So there you have it. I'm a DIY blogger that can't spray paint. 

Tiffany, thank you for allowing me to get this deep and dark secret off my chest. 

Hilarious!  I promise practice makes perfect!  I love the chalkboard paint!  Such a fun sign.  Be sure to hope over to Elyse blog

She is in the middle of a massive house renovation that made her move into an apartment, but she is still making the best of it!  She just finished a custom headboard with a drop cloth!

And now let us all repeat the Spray Painters Mantra:
Friends, help me source all the items I am searching for but can not find.
Give me the vision to think outside of the box and remember the can of spray paint,
and bless me with the patience to let each of the coats dry before I move on to the next step!

Cookies and coffee are in the back! =)

If you need support for your spray painting addiction and would like to "attended" a meeting 
please contact me!

We always love to know other addicts, and can always use more inspiration for our projects!


Gray Shelton said...

Hilarious!! I struggle with brush painting, but am going t try oil based paints...I seem to remember them being smoother to apply. Maybe I'll try some washing....hmm back to the sewing machine for now! Look forward to more hilarious SPA posts!

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

Hey, painting is painting and many of us suffer from addictions to cans and brushes. I relate!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Hysterical. I love it!