White washed

A few days ago I got a bee in my bonnet about some of the "accessories" around our apartment. I think it was just one of those things that I had a brief thought about, and then that thought dogged me until I decided to do something about it: probably 85% of my "decorative items" or tchotchkes, if you will, are wood. I actually love wood. I really do. But I've been reading a lot of home design blogs lately and I'm becoming obsessed with white--the gleaming possibilities of a can of spray paint loomed before me. Yesterday, I grabbed Stella's keys and without so much as a look in the rearview mirror zipped to Lowe's returning with primer and satin finish white spray paint. Some days you just gotta follow the craftiness inside your soul. So. Here's where we begin:

Wood stuff, spray paint, well ventilated and covered area: check.

Primed and ready for two coats of satin finished soft European eggshell a.k.a. white.

Finished product: 25 cent shelf from goodwill. Loves it.

Finished product: awesomely shaped squared wooden bowl (of which I have 57). Gorgeous.

Finished product: tray from clearance section at World Market. Nothing short of amazing.

It was an easy and CHEAP switcheroo to give us something a little different to look at every day. Change is good. Honestly I kind of wanted to paint more like 10 things, but I talked myself out of it. Let's ease into it, shall we?

Oh, and I also bought a $1.50 American flag at Lowe's. 'Cause I'm a sucker for those stars and stripes. Y'all have a happy and safe Fourth of July!


  1. You are a "crafty" thing.... you! Definitely an improvement! XXOXOXOXO

  2. You are too cute and so is your little apartment! I thought about you these last weeks as I spent my extra time painting my new room to spruce it up before moving in. Today was moving day and tomorrow I will be arranging everything. I even bought a hammock to hang in my room as well! Made me think of all your little home decor projects!