I love Painter’s Tape! It makes me fearless about painting almost anything. In the old days, when it came to painting a room, my husband painted out all the trim areas and I did the rolling. We have only hired a painter once in all the years we have been married and the 7 houses we have lived in. We have a two story foyer area that needed painting and there was no way we were going to be able to do it ourselves so we broke down and hired a professional. But other than that we have always done it ourselves. When we were building the house we live in now I was so overwhelmed with all the decisions we had to make that we actually told the builder to just paint everything beige. BIG MISTAKE!! When I look back at that decision now I just shake my head! My husbands new job at the time required him to travel a lot and I really didn’t want to guilt him in to painting walls on the weekends so I decided it was something I could do myself. And I did! With the exception of the kitchen and family room which we painted together, I painted everything else. All of the bedrooms, bathrooms, dining room and office. Piece of cake. With the help of Scotch Brand Blue Painter’s Tape, (this is not a paid endorsement…I wish!) I taped off baseboards, ceilings, and door and window trim, rolled the walls, and had professional looking results when I pulled the tape off. It is a great feeling to pull that tape off and reveal a clean and crisp painted edge.
Now what made me decide to write about “Painter’s Tape” of all things? Well, I found a set of bar ware at the Goodwill for $1.99.
Here they are with some of the other things I picked up that I will revamp in the next week or so. I cleaned them up and removed the metal rings on the ends and taped them off with some of my favorite Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape and gave them a good spray down with some black paint. They look like new!
The painter’s tape lets me cover what I don’t want painted and it is easy to remove.
First I sprayed the front side. Let it dry. Then I sprayed the opposite side careful to cover all the nooks and crannies.
We have never had a bar ware set before. We have limped along and can pretty much make any drink with our Chief Wahoo Shot glass from our days enjoying Cleveland Indians Baseball and living in Ohio. My re-vamped set has five pieces and it has a jigger! I think it’s a jigger. And I am not sure what one of the other pieces is…I am guessing maybe a tool to make lemon or lime peels? Anyway, we will try our new set out and if we end up using all the pieces and if they make entertaining easier I will then think about investing in a really nice set. But in the meantime, these will do the job.
And here they are. Looks like a new set to me! Not bad for $1.99!
I am going to link this post up to Transformation Thursday over at Tales from Bloggeritaville and Thrifty Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage. Visit both of these site to see what other trash has been transformed into treasure this week.