I’ve been doing a massive makeover of my house. This isn’t the kind of thing you see on home building shows, with hot construction guys hammering nails and portly plumbers with their butts flashing. This is more DIY than that, and my tool of choice is spray paint.
Yep. Cans and cans of spray paint.
I guess a little confession is in order. I have a decorating style that is below yard sale or thrift store chic. A lot of what you find in my house is the result of dumpster diving. That’s right, I get stuff stuff from people’s trash, clean it up and call it mine.
The only problem I have with these things… they don’t match.
This is where the spray paint comes into the picture, just in case anyone was confused about that.
It all started when I saw silver-painted furniture at a decorating store. *drool* It looked so nice.. so sleek and stylish and girly. One look at the price tag and I knew those pretties were not destined to grace my bedroom.
When I got home grabbed a can of spray paint I had left over from Halloween costumes, put my nightstand (a fine example of the overdone and garish 1970’s molded wood) on a set of sawhorses and started spraying. The result was beautiful. Instant love.
It didn’t take long for me to decide to hit all the mismatched furniture in my house. I kept spraying and spraying, and kept going back to the store to drop Three do a pop on paint.
Until it happened. Store security stopped by to review my paint purchase and asked to see my ID.
That’s right, I got carded for buying spray paint.
I was there, standing in the checkout with two cans of cherry red gloss, two leather brown and twp of caramel latte metallic, with some guy asking me what I was doing with all that paint.
It took about five minutes of discussing my projects to convince them my cans of paint were not a threat to public safety, but I was left with a lingering feeling of, “What the heck just happened.”
I’m still getting my house all pretty, still painting and still loving the results. I’m still getting carded periodically, too.
Have you been carded for anything strange?