Ok guys… I feel like I am failing at life right now. With all of the false labor I have experienced within the past few weeks, I was hoping I would have given birth to this baby by now, but it looks like I may be pregnant forever.
While I have mainly been tired as hell, I did have a short burst of “nesting” energy the other day and decided to spruce up my patio furniture with some spray paint. I truly believe spray paint fixes everything!
This odd burst of energy was a nice reprieve from the sloth-like state I have been in for almost a month which consists of Netflix binging, stuffing my face with whatever my heart desires, and waiting on this baby to make his escape from my womb. Given I had my first son at 38 weeks, I have never been this “pregnant”, and I am not loving what it has done to the normally fitness-oriented and productive Erica.
Enough of my bitching.
So, last summer I bought some vintage, wicker patio furniture…..
And while there was nothing wrong with its original state, it didn’t match my contemporary vibe or my other outdoor decor. So, I decided to spray paint the furniture black and, GASP, I also spray painted the cushions. Yes, you can spray paint cushions!!!!!
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For the cushion’s, I applied 3 coats of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Spray Paint in dark gray. For your convenience, I have listed the affiliate link below.
For the remainder of the summer, I was very pleased with the results. Just keep in mind, the spray paint will change the texture of the cushions, and it will temporarily give them a “stiff” feel, but it was not enough to bother me.
So here is how the spray painted cushions held up for an entire year……
Not so great, huh? Mind you, for a year, they have been completely exposed to the elements…sun, rain, snow, dogs….
In fact, they actually held up well until the dreary days of winter storms approached. At that point, I should have drug them inside, but instead, I completely neglected them. Shame on me!
So the other day, with my nesting hormones running wild, I bought 3 more cans of the Rust-Oleum 249115 Painter’s Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint, 12-Ounce, Dark Gray and got to spraying the outdoor cushions like a pregnant maniac.
After all, investing in 3 cans of spray paint is still much more cost-effective than purchasing new cushions for my patio furniture.
I also found these galvanized steel tables from Ross for $25. …score!!
Throw in a $10 area rug from Hobby Lobby and some outdoor pillows I found at Marshalls, and I will be ready to do some serious margarita drinking once I get this baby out of me (which I am starting to doubt will ever happen).
And did I mention, I am still loving my “bird” wall art I purchased from Crate and Barrel years ago?!
So guys, this will probably be my last post for a while. I am taking some time off to enjoy my newborn baby, but I plan on getting back to you all as soon as I have the time and energy to devote to my creative interests .
Much love to you all!!!!
Now get out there and design some good vibes.