Painting and Painting

Last weekend we took a road trip to Richmond.  Needless to say nothing was accomplished at the house but it was great to have a change of scenery and a change of pace. Nose to the grindstone my plan today is to paint the master suite hallway walls with Benjamin Moore “Moonshine”.

The hallway between the master bedroom and the closet and bathroom is finally on the paint list.
The hallway between the master bedroom and the closet and bathroom is finally on the paint list.

Two days ago it was over 70 degrees in our fair city so I also planned to do some spray painting while the hallway paint is drying.  Spray painting is best accomplished outside and in temperatures above 50 degrees.

After the walls are painted we'll hang the top of our planned linen closet.
After the walls are painted we’ll hang the top of our planned linen closet.

My spray paint projects are as follows:

  • tray tables

    Ready for these to be plain.
    Ready for these to be plain.
  • new lighting fixture

    Faux painted bronze to charcoal metallic.
    Faux painted bronze to charcoal metallic.
  • vintage patio set

    The cushions will stay the same but the "ironwork" will be dark.
    The cushions will stay the same but the “ironwork” will be dark.

I’m monitoring the temperature and hoping it will hit 50+ today.

Charcoal Metallic Spray Paint is my favorite go-to color which I found is still sold at WalMart.
Charcoal Metallic Spray Paint is my favorite go-to color which I found is still sold at WalMart.

For all of these projects I’m using my go-to color: Metallic Charcoal by Rustoleum. At one point I thought this paint was discontinued but I have found it at WalMart.

What’s your favorite spray paint color? On what have you used it?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “Painting and Painting”

  1. I splurged on a can of Plutonium spray paint in the Aloha (blue) color once, as it wasn’t cheap, at $10.99, and fell in love with it. It dries super fast and coats much better than other spray paints I’ve used. So far, I’ve only sprayed smaller, metal objects and like I said, fell in love.

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