"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Monday, August 9, 2010

A coat of paint...

I have had blankets shoved under my end table to the point that the poor thing was literally popping open. I knew I needed an alternative (since I HAVE to have the blankets- I'm cold blooded!) and my mom had this great basket:
It was chippy but I figured that'd be fine for my purposes and maybe even give it some more character. So I did nothing to prep the surface (as is normal!) :)
Then I coated it with Krylon Leather Brown Gloss. (One coat looks a little stripey)

It still has the chippy character. I am not sure I actually like it, but don't people work really hard for that finish?
After 2 coats it looked pretty good. I think it looks fine next to my couch, but I hope we won't be needing the blankets anytime soon. I don't look forward to winter...

I'm always pretty excited about what some Krylon can do! :)

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  1. I think it looks great! I am cold blooded too. I need something to put our blankets in. I was just folding them and stuffing them under the end tables, but a basket is a fantastic idea!! Salvation Army...here I come!

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!

  2. athat turned out great! and spray paint is my best friend!

  3. i love it...baskets are my best friend...i probably have too many(:

  4. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

  5. Love this basket! I really like the color.

  6. Love the new look! I adore taking something you have on hand and giving it new life :) Great job

  7. I have sooo many baskets that need a coat of paint!Your turned out purty!

  8. I looks great!! I am your 100th follower!! :) Come by and visit me at Sassy Sites.

  9. Krylon Rocks! This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
    http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

  10. This turned out amazing!!! Great job, girl! I am happy to be your newest blog follower and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrouDecor! I'm hosting at link party/giveaway every Friday and would love to have you link up your finds!! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  11. I like it! Even the chippy part's! It looks good and is a nice color! The home needs more containers and holders and stuff~ Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!