Beach Decor – how to spray paint tin cans for coastal style
Thu 30th, May, 2013
Hi Beach Cottage friends, ahem, I have been let loose with spray paint recently and present you this morning with the most amazing discovery in all of the land, how to spray paint a can for beach decor. Hello.
I have to warn you that if after reading this you feel the need to hot foot it to the DIY store and get yourself a can of spray paint, be very very careful – you do know why they come with an age warning don’t you? It’s not for graffiti hounds roaming the streets at night but for the case of forty-is-the-new-thirty women all over the internet spray painting anything that doesn’t move for decorating and craft purposes.
So anyway, these are little cans (who once held kidney beans) and are now gracing my table on the deck, together with a few shells and some lovely white flowers for some beach decor in my old cottage.
I have to tell you there is no super-duper crafty mama secret tutorial or how to for this, really it’s just an idea but here’s what you need and what you do…
- get oneself
*a can of spray paint
*a couple of cans of your favourite vegetables
*remove the labels
*spray the cans (don’t get too close or you will get bubbles and an uneven result)
*repeat a couple of times until you get the look you want
Then for a Beach Cottage super duper coastal style gone a bit shabby, plonk in a few flowers and you are there with a super easy and quite nice, if I may say so myself, idea to dress up one’s table, whether you like yourself a touch of beach decor or not.
I really enjoyed this, I think it would be great for wedding decor if you are on a budget, or even if you are not, of course you may well have to rope in a million and one friends to spend a few nights spray painting cans…I can think of worse things for weddings…case in point my wedding where I made copious amounts of ribbon flowers until I, quite truly, began to dream about how to murder a ribbon flower…talking of those, I must do some foofing with them, all those years ago a friend showed me how to do it and it’s so super easy and very effective, I feel a burlap flower coming on…
Anyway ladies I hope you like my table dressing? I haven’t tablescaped in a while, I do love this little hobby…foofing for England should be an occupation for me I believe.
I’ll be seeing you, I am finalising things for the Beach Cottage Workshops this week! Woohoo, I can tell you one place where there will be mucho foofing, some lovely beachy things and very very nice goodie bags…haha more deets soon lovelies.
Oh and do you see who is back on the scene? The camelias are in in this old cottage, even though the weather is still hitting 20C, hello to Winter days like these…I love my pinkie camelias, it feels like an old friend came back…do you get that in your garden too?