Melanie at Lost and Found
Susan from Homeroad
Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies
And from the Frozen State of Minnesota,
Linda at Q is for QuandieSpecial because you will be able to visit some of my friends and see what they have painted, as well as have the chance to enter a giveaway for some of the Fusion Mineral Paint that we all use on many of our projects.
Like this coat tree.
I've had this coat tree for quite a while that my husband made when we needed something besides the floor to put coats on.
It was a basic oak stained thing with typical hooks, and when a gal has had something longer than some of her kids, it becomes part of the family, so I had no intention of getting rid of it.
The first update I gave it was by painting it white and giving it a dark wax.
But I felt like the addition of the metal street signs deserved a metal post like I might see on a street corner.
Not that I hang out on street corners if that's what you're thinking.
Since I'm loving all the Matthew Mead Studio Metallics that I received from Jennylyn at Fusion Mineral Paints, I decided to give the coat tree that metal post look it deserved.
Unfortunately giving you great photos of this wasn't as easy as painting it.
The thing is 7 feet tall, top heavy and gangling.
So I hauled it outside in sub zero temperatures to snap pictures before my fingers froze and the lens fogged, and I had no intention of doing that twice if the first ones were not as good as I hoped!
What I's saying here is too bad, you'll have to take my word that the paint mimics brushed steel really well, and the post looks metal.
Then this is what I converted it to the first time.........
And now it's wearing awesome brushed steel and metallic silver paint and it looks much more like a street post - just with hooks out shivering in the cold and a photo that doesn't do it justice.
I started with a base coat of Fusion paint in black.
I wish I could better capture the authentic metal look these paints give projects.
The shine is just right and they are really easy to use different techniques with.
I spray painted the hooks in a flat white, and ever so lightly distressed some of the edges.
Did you know that Grand Central Station was at the intersection of 6th Ave. and 8th St.?
Well it is at my house anyway, because my mud room is definitely Grand Central.
I'm sure there is some way to stage a seven foot coat tree so that it looks great, but I was tired of carrying the thing around the house, and I was NOT going back outside in the cold!
The little Honolulu honey nesting in my gloves is probably freezing her coconuts off.
She was suppose to give the illusion it wasn't as cold outside as it was.
It didn't work.
Ahhhh summer......... I remember you.
So lets get to the good stuff..... The Fusion Mineral Paint giveaway.
Enter below in the rafflecopter widget and then stop over and say hey to the other participating bloggers.
Seeing their metallic projects and pretty pictures will help you forget mine.
One winner will receive:
2 Matthew Mead Studio Metallics (winner chooses color)
2 Pints Fusion Mineral Paint (winner chooses color)
1 small Fusion Brush
1 Fusion Brush Soap
1 Fusion Antique Glaze
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