I decided to tackle a few easy and free projects with my new paint. Why easy and free? Well, mostly because this turquoise love might only be temporary and we all love free! However, after completing all of these projects, the paint can is still almost completely full so, I'm sure there are more projects in my near future.
The first thing that I painted were the lids to some old pickle jars. I've been wanting to store my ribbons in a glass jar for awhile now but, who wants to store ribbons in a jar that says "Vlasic"? You know, pickles are good and all but, they aren't very inspiring. Bye, bye Vlasic lids.
Next up, was a mason jar that I like more than the average jar. This jar is slightly square and I feel like it has a unique look to it. I've never painted a jar before but, it actually went really well. The paint goes on really smooth and I love how this jar adds a big pop of color to my table.
The third item that got a coating of turquoise was a plain old tin can. Like the jar, I'd never painted a tin can before and again, I was happy with how easily these paint. Such a quick and inexpensive way to get some spring color on our table! I thought the painted can looked like it needed a little something so, I added a simple flower made with a brown paper bag and some yellow paper.
Painting the pickle jar lids, the mason jar and the tin cans was a blast but, it wasn't enough turquoise. As my 3 year old would say "Better get more!". So, I ran to the garage and grabbed this plain old flower pot that needed some color.
The last turquoise project (for now!) was to paint an old piece of wood. When I started to paint this, my husband asked what I was planning on using it for and honestly, I had no clue. Painting the wood was fun and quick and today I finally came up with an idea for the painted wood. I grabbed a bud vase, tied a ribbon around the vase and then hot glued the ribbon to the wood.
For now, those are all of my turquoise painting projects. I hope that if you're like me and you love color, maybe these projects have inspired you to go create something that's cheap, easy and not a huge color commitment. Here's a little tip....Ace Hardware is giving away free quarts of paint again this Saturday. All you need to do is go in and ask them about the paint promotion. And no, I don't have any connection to them and I don't get any perks for mentioning their special. I just love free paint and I love sharing a great deal.
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