I’ve been slowly injecting the color red into our downstairs. It just started coming in organically. First, it showed up in a picture above the bar, and then we noticed my plates and bowls were red, and then finally Ryli decided to paint her bedroom red.
Which lead me to say “What the heck, why not?” and start spray painting a little bit of red into the house. By which, I mean giving several items in my house a new coat of spray paint, not my walls. Starting with my kitchen clock. I’ve spent the better part of my ownership of this clock disliking this color. Which kind of makes me wonder, why did I buy it in the first place?
I think I bought it because I liked its shape. Problem is, I’m really not a fan of that kitchy-distressed look. Which is exactly what this clock is. Why not sell it/craigslist it you ask? Pretty much because it’s the only piece of “decor” in the room. So for now it stays.
I taped the inside of the clock off and protected the glass with a plastic bag. Yes, I know there are two empty painters tape rolls in the picture. I promise, I didn’t use two full rolls of painters tape to tape off one little clock. There were just a few pieces left on each roll from my painting extravaganza, part I and part II.
Actually, Clide found great fun in the empty tape rolls.
If you follow me on instagram – Compartment_Life – you know I have to paint in the back yard now….with bigger pieces of cardboard. If you haven’t seen the evidence, last time I painted out front I managed to get spray paint all over my front walkway and I’m still cleaning up my mess.
I used Rustoleum spray paint in Colonial Red. After a few coats (and with no mess!) my clock was ready to be place back in his spot of honor above my bistro table.
Okay, so I really need some more decor in here. Badly. Curtains for one, I’d love to do a pattern, nothing floral though because I’m trying to steer away from the country-kitchey look. My poor clock looks so lonely, if he had a theme song it definitely be called “Red Solo
I’m so much more relieved about this clock color, still a little kitchey but I think that’s partially due to the clock face. For now, he’ll work. Man, never has post made me feel so inadequate about a room….kitchen updates….here I come!
What about you? Are you feeling his new bold red coat? Do you have any decor you’re hanging onto even though you’re not in love with it? Maybe your dogs also like to play with left-over project bits like mine?
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