Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Going Neon

Whooooooa....let me first start out by saying my cup runneth over (and it's not because I told the hubs to pour me a shot and to keep it coming)...it's because you gracious folks emailed me and commented yesterday and really reached out with all of your kind words and your hearts. I truly felt the love. So rock on to all of you I say! I was so happy to see I wasn't alone and to be able to finally get it out there so I could be released from its suffocating grasp around my entire body, mind, and spirit. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

Now I want to show you a project way more fun and cheery. I worked on it yesterday as a way to brighten things up a bit and it sure did do the trick. Have you noticed that neon colors have come back lately and they have come back super fierce? I am simply smitten with them....look at this amazing stool I saw on SFgirlbybay....I swoon.
As seen on sfgirlbybay. Photographed by Trine Thorsen for elle decoration.
So when I stumbled across Rustoleum's new flourescent colors the other day while at Home Depot, I grabbed a can (go go gadget fingers style) and headed home with my brain gears running wild. I remembered a key I bought on sale for four dollars at Urban Outfitters months ago. It was a little brown and a little boring. I wanted it to have a pop of neon but still look somewhat rustic....here is the child born of that idea.

And trust me when I say it was super easy. I grabbed a can of neon pink.....(it is a little runny to work with but I thought the color was brilliantly vibrant). I vote it one of the best things to come out of a can. Forget biscuits grab you some Fluorescent paint, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

I simply sprayed the key, gave it a minute to dry & then quickly rinsed it off. It left some of the pink paint on the key and let some of the brown poke through. This is not only where I did my happy dance but where I was quite sure that I made this technique up and I was doing it completely wrong. But it worked for me and left a smile on this gals face. I then let it dry for the day, laid out flat in the sunshine. By the way, beware of the pink overspray. It sorts of looks like the pink panther threw up everywhere after you're done, sorry for the visual. 

I thought the results were fabulous.

What do you think?! Have any of you played around with Rustoleum's electric paint colors yet?! I'm dreaming up all sorts of projects. Happy Tuesday to you all & I can't wait to see you lovelies tomorrow!


  1. WoW! If that's not some bright color for cheering you up, nothing is! Reminds me of those black and white pictures where they color one item in the photo so that it stands out.....well, this is your standout piece! Looks great, girl and I like your "new" water-washed technique. I'm on my way to Lowe's! Happy TuesDay!

  2. I've been wanting a few vintage keys for the longest!! Did you find yours at an antique shop/garage sale?

    Have a great week! :)

  3. Thanks so much ;.) I found the key on sale at Urban Outfitters for $4 ...total score ;.)

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