Sunday, August 24, 2008

Joy's Paint Outside the Box Party

This past week Joy challenged herself to not use black spray paint for a week. She could use other colors, just not black. Well, our talented Joy came up with some beautiful colors and she has decided to have a party for us so we can show what color we came up with, other than black. I found this picture frame at a garage sale for $2.00 and it was pretty cute, but I decided to go with a different color.

I am truly loving apple green and pear green with all of the black I have going on in my kitchen area, so I found this spray paint color. I can't find a color name on it but I was hoping it wasn't going to look like baby food strained peas or worse yet something that might come out of their diaper!
I decided to make my project into an art project so I took this picture.
Here is how it turned out. The color is alright, but I think I may need to tone it down a bit, (it is a brighter gloss shine than it comes out in the picture) maybe by distressing it or possibly putting a glaze on it (I've never done that). Overall though it was fun to "step out of the box" and use a different color than black. But, I still am very new to this spray painting so I'll probably stay with my beloved black for awhile longer.

Thanks Joy for hosting this fun party challenge. Be sure to stop by her blog Joys of Home to see every one's projects.
Oh, and by the way, Lexi's room is through!!! YEA!! As soon as her bedding arrives (hopefully within the next couple of days) I will post her bedroom re-do. We LOVE it and so does she.

56 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

Oh I love that color! The only 'green' I have found is Ivy Green, which I love, too...but you are right, they are very glossy...do the colors only come in gloss and not satin or flat?

I think those celery tones of greens go so well with black, your frame is gorgeous :)

Now I need frames, apple paint, picture frame holder, pears and green apples...lol...gotta copy all of the pretty stuff :)

Bella

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
Looks great to me! Maybe you could try a glaze to tone it down...or add water to some paint to make one. I haven't try that, but Joy suggested it for a project I was doing.
Diane

Dawn said...

Wow, your frame is beautiful! Now that is a project that wouldn't be too overwhelming for me. I love the way the frame looks with the picture you took. SO PRETTY!

take care,
Dawn

Marie said...

What a pretty color! I don't think I've seen that one! :o) I love the picture you took to put in the frame too. Very good idea! I'm with the others...I'd probably glaze it to dull the shininess of the paint, but it looks GREAT!

mollyandmarshal said...

I love the color you chose! I think if you want to tone it down, just add a slight glaze to it to emphasize the leaves. Otherwise, I think it's great!

abeachcottage said...

i love it, came out great, I'd glaze it if it's too glossy

Sarah

Shelia said...

Morning, Darlene! I love those colors too! They are just so fresh looking. You did a great job on your frame! I must run out and get me some of that color!
Be a sweetie today,
Shelia ;)

duchess said...

Just rub some sandpaper over it to bring out the details in the frame & I bet you'll love it.
I happen to think it looks great just like it is.

Lisa Ann said...

That looks very nice.

Gretchen said...

Your picture frame looks perfect to me! I love those shades of green.

Gretchen

Blanca said...

This color is so pretty. It's always scary to try new colors. I think Joy's idea was wonderful. Know we get to see all these different colors that we might have not tried for the fear.

Blanca

Susie Harris said...

That is one pretty color. And to think you got out of that box, smile! I bet you see color in a whole new light...Now all of your blace stuff is going to be so green with envy...hehe. I couldnt help myself. I wish I had something to paint...

Joy said...

Oh that green is delightful! And I love the beautiful photo. You are a women of many talents!
If you want to glaze it without buying a glaze, just thin some paint with a little bit(10-20%) of water. The water makes it go on smooth and gives you more time before it dries.
Paint over the entire frame. While it's still wet, use a paper towel to wipe off the high spots, leaving the paint in the deep areas to show off the details.
If it's a big project, you need to do this in sections.
You're so talented, I know you'll be a glazing pro soon.

deepfriedapplepies said...

LOVE IT! I think it's the perfect POP of color for that picture~! I'm a black fan also, but I wouldn't change it!

Valarie said...

Very pretty color, good choice! :)

Cameo said...

I like this color! But, you are right, the colored spray paints are very glossy. I like the flat look my self, but it is great to have a little shine evry now and then.

You will have to share the glaze treatment if you use it. I am curious how it works and turns out.

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice color! You did a great job with adding the photo that compliments the color of your frame! I will need to keep my eye open for that spray paint!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That looks so pretty with the photo you took.

~ Sarah

Kim's Treasures said...

Very nice color! Your frame turned out so pretty!

The Berry's Patch said...

Good Morning Darlene!

Your green picture frame looks great. Green and black look so good together. I like how you have it sitting on a black stand.

I'm excited to see Lexi's finished room!

Brandee :-)

Christina said...

Fantastic! Love the color, the picture and most of all the frame.
I like it like it is, but you could use a dry brush and brush some white, black, etc. over it.

I also love your new table and chairs.

megan said...

That is a great color! I am very drawn to apple/pear green. And you are a clever girl to take your own picture for the artwork.

linda said...

I think the frame looks great. I was also going to suggest distressing it a bit to tone down the color if you think it's to bright. Either way, great job! I also love the idea of taking the picture of the pears/apples and putting it in the frame, very cute idea!

Elise said...

Ooh, I like that. You could mix a little brown craft paint and water and just wipe it over the frame and wipe it back off. Just kind of get the color in the crevices. That would tone it down a bit. I love the color!!
Elise

Twice as Nice said...

Wow I never would of thought to take a picture of my own fruit!! I just love it and it is SO creative. The picture turned out great. Give yourself more credit...I would love to have that in my kitchen as I am sure others would too.

Melissa Wertz said...

Like it!!!

Virginia said...

I like all shades of green, but apple green is so fresh. I love it!
Blessings, Virginia

Reynie said...

That turned out so cute! What great color, too! That would add a nice pop to any display!

julie said...

I LOVE that color! I wish it had a name! I am thinking of painting a round table that shade of green, maybe I will! Thanks for the inspiration! Julie

ROXY said...

Great color!! How fun. It's certainly not Black:)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Darlene... Way to paint out of the box! The great thing about having so much black in your house is being able to put "splashes" of color all around- I think it turned out great! (I have lots of black in my house too)
Hope your having a great Monday-Can't wait to see Lexi's room!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Love that color. It looks awesome!!

Cathy said...

This looks great!! I love the picture of the pears and apples in it! Adorable!

joelandbecca said...

K-that is precious! What an awesome color!

Mrs. Jones said...

That color is amazing. It really makes the frame look special. I'm gonna have to get me some. :-)

~Heather

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHHHHHH boy howdy.....I love that color....love how you framed the pears....IF you want to tone it down...I like it as is...just buy a little bottle of burnt umber paint in the craft section and water it down and paint over it and wipe it down. cherry

Bobbie said...

LOVE that green color! I would have NEVER thought of that color!! Looks great!

Cottage Rose said...

Wow I love the color, you did a great job, the the photo you took of the apples and pears, how great that looks together. Nice job.
Have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Nancy said...

Darlene, I love how it turned out! I am a huge green fan! Thanks for inspiring me. Nancy

Tausha said...

What a fantastic color!
I don't think that I would change a thing. But if you think that it is a little too bright-just take a little bit of sand paper and cruff it up a little. That will so take the shine off.

HeathahLee said...

I love it! Love the picture, love the frame, all of it!

Nancy Hood said...

love the frame and print!!!

At Home Redesigns said...

That really looks good. Impressed you took the photo, too!

Manuela said...

I love that color too. I have some frames and mirrors in my foyer I spray painted apple green. So I like it as it is but as others have suggested you can glaze or white wash over it to tone it down.

Manuela

thestonerabbit said...

Hi! Did you get my e-mail yesterday regarding your MM ? dana

Tammy said...

I only recently discovered I kind of like the color green, and I love what you did with this frame. Nice pop of color!

Nikki said...

Oh, I Love the color, but I know what you mean about the glossy part.

The McFarland Family said...

I can't wait to check out your post tomorrow thanks for giving me a heads up! I will be back. I think your spray paint project looks great!

Lemon Annie

Bonnie the Boss said...

I have pondeed on the butter yellow color myself. I like it!! Great job.

Jenni said...

I love the green frame...so so cute! I think green looks really nice with black! It's funny because I think your black is probably my white! Everything gets painted white around here, except walls...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comment! It's so nice to meet you! :)

B J's Corner said...

Really like what you did with the frame. It's great taking something old and re-doing it. Its one of my favorite things to do. I love those thrift stores!
bj

Blissful Nikki said...

what a great idea with the green! I would never have picked up that color at the store, but now I think I will have to try it!!

Jill Scott said...

I love the fruit stand in the background. is that wrought iron? It's gorgeous.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm glad I was able to spark a little reminiscing about Kindergarten for you.

cindy said...

LOVE this color! I have a can of this just waitin in my garage...for a much cooler day to get out and spray!!!!

: D

Love that frame!

c

judicreations said...

Wow I love the colour of the frame although I wouldn't have thought to use that colour. It looks just great. I love the picture you took to..its just perfect.

Thank you for sharing
Have a great evening
Judi

Meg said...

I love that green color you used. I'm going to have to try it on something!