Thursday, August 18, 2011

We can't be perfect every time

Remember last week when I apparently inhaled too many paint fumes and went crazy with the spray paint? Well on top of spray painting one of the objects, I decided to give it a little personality too. I first spray painted it Valspar's Hotel Vanilla:

 I then used this stencil that has been sitting in a drawer for months now. I bought it for like 2.99 at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, so it was like 1.79. I plan on using it for a project in Alexa's room.....Soon.
 I did the stencil with a cream paint. Errrr craft fail. Stencil doesn't do too well on curved slick surfaces. So I whipped out some gold metallic paint and traced along the pattern. I also wrapped jute around the top and the bottom.
 Much better with the gold paint!

I like it, I mean it's not my favorite thing I have done. I think it looks pretty good on the shelves though and it breaks up the cream overload. Any craft fails you have had lately? What did you do to fix it?


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Brooke said...

Good recovery, it looks cute on your shelf. I definitly have crafts that fail, just spent 4 hours on 2 chairs and I hate the color and have to start from square 1 now. Thanks for the nice comment over at :-)

Josie said...

It looks great! I love the tied jute. And it goes so well with all your other trinkets on the shelves (which I ENVY!). I wanna steal that red votive candleholder!

Cathy Wall said...

Perfect fix and it looks great on the bookshelves, which BTW are fabulous with the paper in back. I spend too much time thinking about and not doing my DIY projects!

Cathy @ Room Rx