Well, it sure has been a while. I honestly never planned to take such a long break from blogging, it just happened. These past few months I have had so many ideas for projects and posts running through my head, but the days quickly turned into weeks and the weeks into months. It was difficult for me to dedicate the time or have the energy to blog and the longer I was away it became harder to find the words to write. One day I will go into more detail about what was taking priority in my life, but for now I am excited to do my best to get back on track with blogging and sharing projects. So, let’s get started!
Lately, I haven’t been feeling too inspired to tackle any big projects around the house. However, if it’s quick, easy, cheap or involves things I already have on hand and I can do it while catching up on a few episodes of my favorite reality shows, then bring it on! Over the past few weeks I have been able to tackle a few projects that fit that criteria and I can’t wait to share them with you throughout the month.
The first project is a basket that I have had for years and a while back it ended up in the garage in a pile of things I had intended to donate. That is until one day as I was organizing paint cans I came across a jar of Martha Stewart Living Metallic paint and thought, hmmmm, “can I use this stuff on that basket?” I figured what the heck and gave it try.
Looking at this basket now I can’t believe I was going to give it away, I really love its shiny new look. It always amazes me how a little paint can completely transform either a room, a piece of furniture or something as simple as a basket.
This project was so easy to do and took a total of an hour from start to finish. I absolutely love this paint, it goes on so smoothly, dries fast and was really easy to apply. It took three coats and I simply applied it with a craft brush.
I have had this paint sitting in my garage for the past year and I was planning to purchase more, until I saw on the Home Depot website that many of the colors in this line of paint have been discontinued. However, you can still find several colors in Home Depot stores. Another option for paint are the Martha Stewart Living Metallic craft paints that can be found at stores such as Michael’s and the Home Depot website and these craft paints come in a wide variety of colors. I tested this paint on another basket and it worked just as well.
Well, that’s all for now but I will be back again soon with another project to share. Before I go here is a little peek at what’s been happening at our house. Any guesses? Don’t worry I will be sharing all the details soon!
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks so much for hanging in there with me over the past few months, you all are the best!