the love of spray paint

paintedjarsThis past weekend the temps in MN finally reached above 60, the golden temp to spray paint outside.  I patiently wait every spring for this day to come.

Last week I was inspired by my friend Maggie’s instagram photo.  I have spray painted mason jars before, but fell in love with her multiple color collection. I immediately went to the garage to collect jars.

paintTwo of my favorite types of spray paint are Valspar and Rust-oleum.  These are my own personal opinions. I love Valspar, which can be bought at Lowes. It’s wide collection of colors is my favorite and most colors come with a primer which is a big plus.  Rust-oleum is my go to for Gold and white, and can be picked up at walmart if i’m there.

Before you start any project, it is best to fully shake your can.  I always spray a test spray to make sure the paint has been mixed well and does not spray uneven.

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paintinstagramI will admit I am pretty lazy when it comes  to putting paper down and painting. Our garage looks like one big rainbow in one area of by the end of summer. Luckily, during the winter months the dirt, rocks and snow fades it every year.

While at the hardware store picking up paint, I also picked up some flowers to plant inside some of the mason jars. We will be using them this weekend to decorate at the Be Crafty workshop.  I think when we are done, they will make the perfect gift to leave on our neighbors door step for May Day!!!

  • April 23, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Lauren - Would you mind sharing what the names of the colors are? I always have to special order pretty colors at my hardware stores because they never carry the pretty ones!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2014 - 3:45 pm

    Anna Lee - I just have a quick question…did you paint the outside and the inside? And if you did paint the inside, was it difficult to get it even?ReplyCancel

    • April 23, 2014 - 6:48 pm

      amandarydell@gmail.com - I painted the outside first, and then
      sprayed the inside rim too!!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    A Feteful Life - I almost never put down paper when painting either — I think the outline it makes is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm

    Jill E. - What are the names of the colors you used on these jars? So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    April - I stumbled onto your blog through Pinterest and I have now spent the last 30 min. being delighted by your creations! SO lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Carol - In my next life I a going to come back doing something much more creative! I love these jars. I have just spent the last week or so planting all sorts of flowers in pots and I am thinking these jars would look great on my glass top tables. I feel a trip coming to Lowe’s. Thank you for such a great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • August 29, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    WILMA - Love this ideasReplyCancel

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