Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FRESH LOOK: Painted Colander {pops of yellow}

A Splash of Yellow via homeworkFall is around the corner but for now I’m hanging on to summer. I’ve been into yellow lately – it’s so bright and cheery and I’ve added little pops of yellow here and there in my kitchen.


The yellow splashes started last spring when I painted my hutch. After the paint was dry, I used yellow accents to mix in with my white dishes and knick knacks. I’ve since changed to blue, aqua and sea shells but lately I’ve been drawn back to the cheerful burst of yellow sunshine.
Lemons always add fresh pop of color and I often have a bowl of lemons on my counter.
Bathroom ShelvesI recently saw this photo from Design Dreams by Anne. She was showing off her new beautiful bathroom when I spied that blue colander on the top shelf. I loved it and the little towels and goodies stored in it. I had to have one and I happened to have a few extra colanders. One was outside on my potting table but it was red. Time to break out the spray paint.
A Splash of Yellow via homework06I didn’t have yellow spray paint on hand but I did have a A Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit. These kits are so handy for small spray paint jobs. You mix Martha Stewart craft paint with the solution provided and add the spray paint nozzle. Easy!
A Splash of Yellow via homework05I wanted a lemon yellow color so I used Martha Stewart Glass Paint Gloss in Yellow Jacket.
A Splash of Yellow via homework04I taped off the handles and the metal areas and then started spraying. It took several light coats to cover the red and achieve a nice smooth finish.
A Splash of Yellow via homework13Once the yellow paint was dry, I gave it a final coat with a clear gloss spray paint.

A Splash of Yellow via homework08A pretty lemon yellow color to sit on my counter and hold dish towels.

A Splash of Yellow via homework11Yes, I’m hanging on to summer with pops of yellow. How about you? Are you ready for fall?

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23 comments :

  1. Awww aren't you sweet to give me a shout-out?

    Thank you Carolyn! Love that bright yellow, and aren't those colanders such a fun decor element??!

    xox

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  2. Awww aren't you sweet to give me a shout-out?

    Thank you Carolyn! Love that bright yellow, and aren't those colanders such a fun decor element??!

    xox

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  3. Awww aren't you sweet to give me a shout-out?

    Thank you Carolyn! Love that bright yellow, and aren't those colanders such a fun decor element??!

    xox

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  4. Awww aren't you sweet to give me a shout-out?

    Thank you Carolyn! Love that bright yellow, and aren't those colanders such a fun decor element??!

    xox

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  5. I love yellow and this is such a cute DIY! I have an old silver one too, maybe I should enhance it! :) (ps found you on the linky party: http://snapcreativity.com)

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  6. I LOVE this! I have a couple of colanders that could use a makeover. ;)

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  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  8. It looks beautiful! I love the bright yellow. Now I remember I have one colander with broken handle, I should paint it and use it as the storage bowl!

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  9. So pretty! I paid to get a red colander years ago, but never thought to paint my own. I’ll definitely have to use this tip sometime when I’m looking for a pop of seasonal color, but don’t want to get spendy.

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  10. Oooo, I've never thought of painting my colander! Great idea!

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  11. So bright! Love it :) Mine is red and doesn't match our kitchen, I'd never thought of painting it!
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

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  12. Wow! What a darling idea! We’d love to have you share your post at our weekly Saturday Link Party! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

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  13. I would never think to spray paint the colander - thanks for the idea.

    I love yellow so all your white and yellow shelves are right up my alley.

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  14. oh I love how gorgeous that turned out Carolyn!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/40-creative-projects/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  15. Wow! I love how festive and cheerful those colanders look as decor!
    Great idea!!!

    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  16. Very cheery and pretty Carolyn! I love the shade of yellow that you chose!

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  17. Love the burst of yellow! I'm loving colanders right now ... I have a bright orange one full of cutlery on my kitchen table.

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  18. I love this idea! I'm currently in the process of moving all my upper cabinets to open shelving, and am thinking this would make a great addition to my shelves. I am however wondering how the paint will stand up against use...

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    1. Hi Ricki, I think it would depend on what type of use. Mine is purely decorative and will hold towels so it won't get any use and should last. Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - I featured you yesterday!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  20. Good job, you have pointed out some excellent points, I as well believe this is a very superb blog. thank you!

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  21. It's amazing how much brighter a kitchen looks with just a little pop of yellow!

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