I am not normally a seventeen-projects-at-one-time type of girl. Two, maybe three, projects, yes. But seventeen? Not normally. That is, until a box of goodies from the Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line by Plaid arrived on my doorstep
That day, the multi-purposing part of my mind went haywire! Paint that works on wood, metal, glass, ceramic, terra-cotta and fabric? Oh the possibilities! And thus my to-make list instantly ballooning to seventeen projects.
A taste of why I was so darn excited (and of course, furiously scribbling a seventeen project to make list)?
Darn fabulous stencils (can’t you just see that flag bunting stenciled onto shower favors? And don’t get me started on the wallpaper-y stencils)
Tons of options (gilding, etching, glazing just scratch the surface)
A spray paint kit that has earned my undying affection for it’s lack of VOCs (better for us, better for the environment) AND for the whole world of color options it provides. Turn any color I want into spray paint (including my much-sought-after CORAL)? With 160 (non-toxic- read- safe to use with kiddos) colors available, that gives a whole bunch of options, y’all. Umm, yes please!
For today’s tutorial, I used the Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint spray paint kit, the Martha Stewart satin paint (a mix of satin light pink, fushia and orange), and the satin spray paint medium, to transform an old window frame into CORAL (have y’all tried to find coral spray paint? I dare you!) decor for Piper Jane’s room.
As a little sidenote, this is one of my favorite things in Piper Jane’s room right now.
To use the spray paint kit, mix one part spray paint medium with one part paint (since mine was a mix of colors, it was one part spray paint medium to one-third part pink, one-third part orange and one-third part fushia).
Line up the spray nozzle with the arrow, then let ‘er rip. Same rules apply with regular spray paint, really light coats over and over until it’s covered.
Add wires across the front, rows of clipped on flashcards, fabric in the back, and an “Oh the places we’ll go…” sign, and you have yourself some CORAL nursery decor. SO FUN, right?
*Note- The spray paint kit isn’t cheap ($24.99), so take your Michael’s coupon when you go to get it! Also, you CAN just keep using the same kit with different colors for various projects, which redeems the price tag a little.
A glimpse of a couple other things I’ve made with my new Martha Stewart goodies- a stencil-y “P” and a distressed t-shirt for Burke.
Also on my to-make list (most of which are already in progress)- spray painted frames, mustache and lip mugs, wallpaper-y stenciling in Piper Jane’s room, a nursery throw pillow, baby shower favors, a painted rug and an Anthro-y knock off… Stay tuned, friends. This is just the start of the Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line goodness.
This line-of-goodness is available at Michael’s (it’s already there, y’all!). Go get yourself a spray paint kit!
ps- This is the first glimpse of Piper Jane’s almost done room! End-of-September is my self imposed finish up deadline- can’t wait to show you the finished room!