Easy Paint Upcycle | DIY Design
Think twice before you throw things into the garbage or recycling – it’s amazing what a little paint can do!
I sometimes have a hard time throwing things away if it seems like they might come in useful again one day. I’m not a hoarder by any means, but I do sometimes end up with cupboards full of “junk” and at some point I either have to finally do something with it or move it along to the trash. After cleaning out my office over the holidays, I came across these two items which had been
buried sitting on my desk for a few months. So it was now or never.
The wooden box that once housed a toy set for Robin and a sturdy tin that once stored cocoa powder.
I decided to use spray paint for the tin which I knew would have a glossy finish and I guessed would probably stick better than primer. I used Benjamine Moore primer for the wooden box. Both I already had in the house from previous projects.
Each required two coats of primer with an hour or so of drying time in between.
Ta da! The paint did bleed slightly on the wooden box (I think painters tape would work better than masking tape if you want perfect stripes). But I don’t mind the bleeding – up close, it actually looks intentional and kind of cool.