Friday, February 4, 2011

White Spray Paint :o)

I had fun with my can(s) of white spray paint last week although I don't particularly enjoy the overspray up the nostrils, but enough about my nasal orifices (that is the plural for orifice. It is pronounced orificees - I know this is true because I googled it).
Moving right along.....
This urn was $8 at my favourite treasure store.





Here it is before in all it's green grecian glory (love me some alliteration)


... and after


A pretty timber mirror before....





and after.



Actually I just realised I didnt spray this mirror. I painted it grey and then dry brushed lightly with white paint.





Another pretty white painted mirror alongside my $10 tureen.






This beauty (below) has been awaiting a coat of paint for quite some time. Finally it's day to shine has come.....















I have propped it up in the living room. I would love to know what you all think. Do you like the white mirror....








or the one below????










I am leaning towards the white.
Notice I still have to finish painting one of the lamp tables. Oh and I bought new shades for my ginger jar lamps and added a navy trim to them.






Angex

37 comments:

Restyled Vintage said...

I love the white mirror, Ange, gosh it is huge!

I can relate to spray paint up the nose, although today I just spent $83 on a respirator mask, I figured I better have one to go with my flash spray gun! I don't like wearing it much though, it is bloody hot with it on!

xx Karen

Tara said...

Loving the white mirror..I also had the good old spray can out today,didn't last long though because of the heat..xx

Raine and Sage said...

They all look fantastic painted - no contest, a 100% change for the better. Jinx I have the same mirror as the first you showed, only smaller. I did a post on one awhile ago.
Ange, you must put a mask on and protect your nasal orifices (I'm saying orificees). This is an official OH&S warning! x

Betty and Roxy said...

Love your house! Wow you have some beautiful things!

Melinda said...

I love white. Absolutely love it! I do like the second option though - without the white one...I dunno. It just pops. But the white still looks great!! I did that sort of thing last summer, went on a white rampage! Ha ha!

Blondie's Journal said...

I think everything looks better with a coat of fresh white paint. Your mirror is fabulous and I love the urn. Your home is also just beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Restoration House said...

They both are great but I'm leaning toward the white mirror. Your paint jobs look lovely.
Kim:)

Thea said...

The white mirror has my vote too. Everything you painted definitely looks better in white. Fabulous work Ange! x

Trish said...

Sorry Ange, I cant choose, I like both!!
You have certainly been busy, what great finds, its amazing what a difference a coat of paint makes.
Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, great work on the mirrors and new light shades. I like the white mirror best. Well done! ;-)

A Vintage Vine said...

Beautiful Ange.....I really like the look of the one proped up!

Tara Lauren said...

Nice work! I spend $97 on spray paint today! I have my work cut out for me!

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Ange, All looking good. So funny about the paint up the nose. I hate wearing those face masks so can fully relate to your problem. Everything looks fantastic as alwyas, cheers Katherine

Amanda said...

Ah the joys of a can of spray paint. Don't you just love how it tranforms things so beautifully and in an instant. I like the white mirror - and I'm a big fan of things like this leaning too. The whole room looks great!

Liz said...

white spray paint is so much fun. i've recently been madly spraying a few household items that needed a new lease on life. they all look great Ang!

Liz said...

white spray paint is so much fun. i've recently been madly spraying a few household items that needed a new lease on life. they all look great Ang!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the white mirror, but the other one adds so much texture to your beautiful room (looks directly out of House Beautiful!)How about the best of both worlds, switch them around every once in a while.

Paper Tree Studio said...

Hi Ange, sorry I'm going to have to be boring and say I like both looks and altho' I have flicked between the two for a while cannot say one is better than the other :)
You find the most amazing treasures down your way - I may need to venture further afield with my op shopping. Michelle

Patti said...

That room looks beautiful! I am like a crazy woman with a can of white spray paint. I get a glazed over look and start walking around the house looking for things to change. I think my husband becomes frightened...lol...It's amazing what a little bit of paint can do!!!

Melanie said...

Definitely the white, Ange! It's not the first thing you see when you look at the photo, and I like that. It is revealed as your eye travels around - hidden surprises like that always make me smile!
Love the new lamp shades, too.

Melanie x

brismod said...

You sure have a thing for mirrors Ange! I love the huge white one. I can see it leaning against a wall in my bedroom...Your place looking great. xx

Ellise @ Charles Whyte said...

The wonders of white hey? Love all your projects. I've just discovered your blog and look forward to seeing what wlse you get up to!

Meg and Mum's said...

Lovely mirrors! Don't forget to mask up girlfriend.
By the way, I love your ginger vase lamps. Did you buy them as is or did you kit them up yourself? I have two ginger jar/vases that I'd like to turn into lamps but would like to get some tips.

Megs x

The Moerks said...

Ange, you have been so busy. Everything looks so good. I love the mirrors, all of them. I think you are very clever adding the trim to the lamp shades it really just polishes the look so much. The grey and white mirror is so clever too. Have a fab. weekend and enjoy all your gorgeous decor. Deb

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

that white mirror is to die for! i would love to come across one that big! lovely to have you following my blog :) thankyou for your sweet comments ;) Kate

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Love a spray can of white paint!

I like the mirror white . ... soothes the room.

white verandah said...

Hi Ange,Thanks for coming by White Verandah - the white will always win hands down in my books - the room looks gorgeous!!

Ashley said...

LOVE the white mirrors!!!! Im inspired to go by some spraypaint now!

Kristopher K said...

Oooo - tough decision - but Im leaning toward the white one too .... btw love your use of alliteration
Cheers Kris :)

Tina said...

Amazing what a can of spray can do, isn't it!! Love the leaning white one personally, it looks amazing...great job!
Happy Valentines day to you!

lisaroyhandbags said...

your home is lovely and I'm loving the white mirror! just stumbled upon your blog and it's lovely! :)

Margaret said...

you did such an amazing job!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx

Alison Gibbs said...

Loving the big white mirror

Kym said...

Hi Ange, I am loving all of these gorgeous frames. I do looove the white mirror in the living room.. Kym X

Kym said...

Hi Ange, I am loving all of these gorgeous frames. I do looove the white mirror in the living room.. Kym X

diana shae decor said...

The white is gorgeous....

Kerry said...

I am loving your mirrors to bits Ange!