Cabin Fever Projects: Painting with Spray Paint
When you are stuck at home, it’s the perfect time for Cabin Fever Projects to add happy pops of color in your home. We keep different colors of spray paint stored for crafts and projects. I decide to paint our counter stools teal to match the painting in the kitchen. These stools, originally gray in color, have been begging for attention since the day we
purchased them. First I spread out cardboard in the middle of our lawn. Second, I lightly sand the surfaces of the stools. Third, using Simple Green, I wipe away all the dust and oils
from the surfaces. Fourth, it’s time to let the stools dry. Fifth, I spray the first coat, keeping 12 inches away from the stool at all times. It’s important not to spray too close so the paint is evenly distributed. Allow an hour to dry, then add a 2nd and 3rd coat. After the last coat, wait 5 hours, then move to covered area to give paint 3 day s to cure before touching.
Cabin Fever Projects: Re-Painting New Colors
After living with the teal stools for two weeks, I decided they were too dark and didn’t create the happy feeling I was looking for. Luckily I found 5 cans of Lime/Chartreuse paint in my storage shed. I went through all the steps again, and the stools are perfect. Just the right color to add that happy element in our kitchen area.
Cabin Fever Projects: Painting with a Brush
Do you have an old dresser that is in need of a happy makeover? Our Aunt Pam’s new home was just completed and she wanted a statement piece for her master bedroom. Her new home is modern, but she wanted a touch of traditional mixed with modern. She finds an old chest of drawers that, with a modern color in gloss paint, is going to be perfect. First we lightly sand all the surfaces with a fine sanding sponge. Second, we clean the entire chest of drawers with Simple Green and a microfiber rag. Third, we apply a coat of primer to all the surfaces we will be painting and let dry overnight. Fourth, using a high quality paint brush, we apply the first coat of high gloss Benjamin Moore paint. After 6 hours, the final coat of paint is applied. Finally we wait one week before we put the dresser in it’s new home…Pam’s master bedroom.
Cabin Fever Projects: Paint Your Front Door
Another great Cabin Fever Project is to paint your Front Door with a Happy Florida Color. Click Here for the Top 10 Front Door Colors.
During this time of social distancing, there are so many things you can do around the house. Whether you paint some furniture, curl up to read a good book, or play games with your friends and family, just know that this too shall pass. Take care of yourself and the ones you love. And if you need anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are here for you.
Rob and Aaron