When we first moved into our house (3.5 years ago) our cousins gave us these brown things (they were going to put them up on their walls but they didn’t like them very much, so they came to us). I’m not going to lie, I didn’t love them either – brown and just kind-of weird-looking, they weren’t going to work in our house. That’s why they sat in our basement for 3 years. I told myself that it was an easy project, but that didn’t stop my from ignoring them for an exceptionally long time. In my effort to create a better looking living room, I decided it was time.
Guess what I did to them… I sprayed them glossy black. How original, I know. BUT I think it made them look a hell of a lot better.
My trusty purple painting blanket to the rescue. I always try to elevate whatever I’m spraying to avoid a number of different issues, usually with whatever I have sitting (aka can find within 1 minute) around my garage/house.
On a completely different note: Look how beautiful my grass looks!
I just used the least expensive (a nicer way of saying cheapest) black paint I could find at Home Depot. This one sufficed.
Once they dried, I decided to hang them on either side of the large window in my living room for symmetry.
I used (and by I, I actually mean my trophy husband – thank god for men who are handy) my absolute favourite trick to hang these – 3M Command Hooks for no holes and if I want to move them I don’t feel guilty about having leftover nails/holes in the walls. I posted about them earlier – you can read all about that here.
Sneak peak of my living room make-over! And my doggie coordinates!