a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Adding Color

The tile came off this porch table from a few years of weather.
Time for a change.
Measuring and thinking...
An old heat register cover is part of the plan.
I cut a hole for the register to rest along the edge.
Rotten top problem solved 
and outdoor table refreshed.
Not injured just crappy paint, 
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Gloss in Cherry Red
was a drippy messy spray can of trouble.
This has been my fourth can of Krylon 
(I contacted Krylon and they are sending replacement paint)
 spray paint not worth carrying home.
BUT despite the difficulties
the result was okay.
I played some more
and one whole can was gone.
I am never bored.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

An old heat register - very creative.
I have a room that needs painting. Interested?

Saucy Kodz said...

Waste want - want not -
That's what my Mom always said - we learned to use everything around n aboot the house, etc. Olde broken things were just waiting for someone to devise a plan to use them again. Making something useful again is giving new life and it sure ain't boring, Eh Gail. Great job and wanted to tell you, a friend of mine took a bunch of old heat registers and painted them REALLY BRIGHT colours and hung them on a wall in her sunporch - not bad, eh. Have a wonderful day and hi n hugz to your wonderful family.

the canned quilter said...

Love the color!

Sandra said...

you know how much I hate to cook? well, spray cans of paint are right up there with cooking...great idea on the old heat register, you have a talent for recycling things... i only see the idea AFTER someone else does it. the big problem is, if i had the table and the register, i can't use a saw worth a darn... the hole would be to big and the register would fall through to the ground.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the table fix!

Dreaming said...

Hmmm... it would be interesting to catalog what different folks do, given a can of spray paint. Might make interesting research!
I love red - and I love your hodge-podge mix of natural things and red things.
Hmmm... maybe I need to grab a can of paint - but mine are all dull colors. I need to run by the store and find something bright and beautiful!

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love your fix for the table. And I hate spray paint with a passion. When we came to live her at the old house, I was bound and determined to keep the old porch lights and decided to use a hammered copper spray paint on the lights (3) and the mail box. I did it but what an icky mess my hands were.
Hey that collection looks really nice in the red container. you did great. Oma Linda

Josie Two Shoes said...

Beautiful! Bright and clever, love the natural mixed in!

DFW said...

Love just about anything red. The heat register is very creative!

Sandy said...

Now that's red! I love the table you created with using the vent as a top. I had the same problem with pray paint, caused me to give up and go with regular paint.

I hope Den's not looking for his pliers lol.

Farm Girl said...

I just thought I must be storing it wrong, it happens to me every single time. I have pretty much given up buying it because of that. I am glad you contacted them and they are sending you replacement paint. I need to try that.
I love what you are doing. it looks wonderful.

Sandee said...

When I saw your hand I went, Oh no. Then I realized it was paint.

I love what you did to this register. Very clever indeed. All ready for Christmas.

Have a terrific day. ☺

McGuffy Ann said...

You are always busy. I agree; there is always something to do! Nice job!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That looks great, you could open your own business doing upcycling on furniture!
Lynne x

Irene said...

I did have a bit of a shock when I first saw that photo of your hand. I thought you had somehow injured yourself. I am glad it was only paint. You could use that photo in The Giant Book of Horrors.

Susan Kane said...

How very clever!! What talent!

LindaG said...

Haha. That's great.
No more water holding on the table. :-)

Country Gal said...

Looks good ! It is amazing what you can use ! I do not like Krylon if we ever need to paint anything for the out doors we always use Tremclad . Glad that is paint on your hand I was a bit worried there ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Lynne said...

Happy to see your "never bored" results!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Never bored is good. Glad to hear that Krylon stands by their product:)

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