Paint the town gold!

Organizing in Gold
Organizing in Gold
I have been having so much fun with spray paint lately. I'm obviously late to the spray painting game, since for years my husband has been touting the benefits of spray paint—the smooth finish, the ease, and so forth, and I foolishly ignored his sage advice. Pretty much all the DIY bloggers that I follow have a whole arsenal of spray paint for and from their various projects. I started out buying chalkboard spray paint and then moved on to gold spray paint, since gold is so popular this year. Due to this year's LONG New England winter, I had to create my own small spray painting "booth" (i.e., cardboard box) in my basement. Now that the weather has warmed up, I can finally move my painting projects to the great outdoors so as not to asphyxiate my family.
Turning Tins into Gold
Turning Tins into Gold
You can see a small sampling of my painted projects throughout this post. I used a spray primer first, and gave each item two thin coats, letting each dry completely. I've been so crazy about spray painting that, sometimes, before I leave for work (6:30 am), I dip downstairs to the basement to spray a coat of paint on one or more of my works-in-progress so that it will be ready when I come home.
Tech Charging Station
Tech Charging Station
I made this Family Charging Station following Kris from Driven by Decor's great tutorial on her website, and of course I had to paint it gold.
Gold Magnetic Board & Magnets
Gold Magnetic Board & Magnets
        This magnetic board was a cast-off of my daughter's, marked for the donation bag, and the swirl magnets used to be lime green.  Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my inspiration for my new passion is most directly linked to Cyndy of The Creativity Exchange.   Just look at the amazing magnetic board she made for her daughter below and the clever, re-purposed small toys that she turned into magnets.  This woman's DIY projects are genius!  
www.thecreativityexchange.com
www.thecreativityexchange.com
 

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