As a “starving artist” – I’m always looking for ways to save money. But I still have that urge to nest – which for me generally means one of three things: cooking, organizing or decorating. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the cash for my latest project filched from HGTV.
That was – until I discovered the joy of SPRAY PAINTING. (Hmmm - maybe I could use that as a premise for a book????)
So, if you are looking for a quick update for lighting fixtures without buying new – read on. It is amazing the transformation you can make with a can of paint.
Instead of replacing the dated shiny brass light on my back porch, I bought a can of exterior spray paint made to adhere to metal. I chose Krylon’s H20 Latex in black – but there are MANY choices – even hammered finishes.
You might be wondering – as I did, if using spray paint at all can be considered a “green” choice. Or if you might get brain damage from inhaling the fumes.
Here’s an article that convinced me that my project met the criteria for being both lean (reusing rather than buying something new) and green (environmentally-friendly).
Krylon’s H20 Latex™, the first 100 percent acrylic latex spray paint, contributes 55 percent less to smog pollution than most solvent-based spray paints. It can be safely sprayed indoors with ventilation.