Wednesday, December 15, 2010

good bye cranberries...hello awesome!

okay, so yesterday I posted about my solution to the annual Christmas card 'issue'....

but in my post I also added that I was ready to change the wooden cranberries for a new look to match my new green theme....

a friend Monica suggested that I just spray paint them...so easy...
she also CRAZILY suggested that I could modge-podge them....ha ha ha!


so I set out to spray paint them yesterday....

only problem...I 'store' my spray paint oh-so-nicely and organized on my not-so-weather-resistant front porch...
so those nice little warnings that say paint needs to be stored between say like 50-90 degrees???
so the paint that was 'stored' on the porch in July and still there in December may have seen some temps a little higher than 90 and a few a little lower than 50....
needless to say, the paint was non too happy with me...
and decided to stop spraying out and rather just drip out...um, it's not drip paint, it's SPRAY paint!

but them I was thinking that it actually gave it a really cool retro 80's splatter paint look ...
    wait...is 80's retro?...wow...I lets just say cool 80's look! ...
and decided to add a few other colors in the mix...so I added some 'metal' color (really that is the color name on the spray can...metal...because metal only has one color???)...and then a lime green that I had...

and here is the final result...and actually really like it...thanks for the suggestion Monica!

before with red cranberries

now with white, 'metal', and green wooden ball things!

close up of the balls and the mistletoe!

hanging down the sides...still need to change
out the clothes pins for paper clips

2 comments:

Renae and Herb Tolbert said...

You never cease to amaze me.

Linda said...

That's too funny, cuz I was going to suggest you paint them, too, just didn't have time to respond! Why not paint the clothes pins, too? Same color or red if you want a contrast. It seems like paperclips may not be as easy to use as clothespins?? (This is coming from someone who uses paperclips on a daily basis.) By the way, it turned out great!!