I have a few garden ornaments that I love, but they are a bit faded, and getting lost amongst the jungle of my garden. And well, since I do just LOVE to spray paint, I thought it would be fun to put a little more oompf back in them, and a bit of color at the same time.
I have a bird and some stars, both metal, that have oxidized a bit. They were all originally various shades of gray. I washed them, and scrubbed them with a little wire brush, but I didn't get all crazy about it. I used interior/exterior spray paint - Valspar "Exotic Sea" for the teal, and Krylon "Bright Idea" for the yellow. I chose them based on color, not brand. In retrospect, I will only use the Valspar brand. The yellow was thin, and dripped a bunch, even though I was using thin even coats.
I aplogize in advance for the quality of the pictures - these were taken on the fly with my phone on a very bright day.
|see the drips?! bah!|
What next? I think my little buddy Lars needs to get his hat fixed up and then he may get a new look too: