I'm glad you're here!
Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions for what to do with my wing back chairs in the new living room get-up. If you didn't feel like helping out that's OK, but I'm considering all options so there are no unwelcome suggestions.
One of the things that I did for the color transition in the living room was to paint a couple of large baskets that we'll be using for storage for pillows, throws, and such.
I was going to be painting two colors - black and white - on each basket. The white would be painted by hand, but the black would be spray painted.
I started out by painting the white areas of the baskets with Reclaim Paint in BRIGHT WHITE. Reclaim paint is a primer, paint, and sealer all in one. It is great to use when you don't want to do much prepping or apply a finish to your paint. If I ever decide to paint my kitchen cabinets again, this is the paint I will use. It is really easy to use and the finish cures rock hard.
The black paint I was using was Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel Spray Paint in Gloss Black. If you've ever read one of my spray paint project posts you may know that this is my FAVORITE spray paint and I always have a can or two of it hanging around. My only gripe about it is that it doesn't come in all the colors that the other Rust-Oleum paints come in.
OK. Now here comes the really cool part.
I went down to the basement to check out my tape collection. I had painted white first, because it was nighttime and I was painting indoors, and therefore was going to have to thoroughly cover the white parts of the basket when I used the spray paint. I thought I would have to tape a trash bag to the tape then apply it to the basket.
When I opened the paint drawer THIS popped up . . .
I had picked this up from the HomeRight booth at Haven - probably the first year I went.
It was sitting in the tape drawer, just waiting for the right occasion to be used. This was it.
The right occasion.
HomeRight Quick Mask is a roll of pre-taped protective plastic that keeps paint drips and spatter off of adjacent surfaces.
And I might add that Quick Mask ROCKS!!!!
The paper draped down and protected the entire basket from the spray paint.
Best of all, it did not pull off ANY paint when I took it off the basket.
The only thing I would change is to exaggerate the angle of this one. It's not as pronounced as I would have liked.
I guess you can tell this one got photographed before the wall got painted black!
I think my $2s worth of baskets look pretty good all slicked up in black and white!
And I really like having a place to put my blankets and pillows. The room is so small that I need to have a place for those things to hang out and not clutter up the room. I have enough other stuff to do that!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. The tape I used was also provided by HomeRight (a give-away at Haven). HomeRight did not ask me to write this post. The product was provided to expose me to more of their product line. I just happens that I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread!