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Easy DIY: Sprucing Up an Old Laundry Basket
By Julie Loves Home on Sep 04, 2013
Spray Paint Strikes Again
I’ve had this laundry basket for well over 15 years. I bought it before this style became popular, inexpensive and available in just about every single department store known to man (yeah, that’s code for I paid a lot). Recently I noticed that the chrome finish was getting splotchy and rusty. Yuck.
It’s no secret that
I am obsessed I like spray paint. So rather than buy a new laundry bin or a can of silver-chrome spray paint -which I knew would require several coats to hide the rust and not really turn out as “chrome-y” and shiny as the real deal, I thought; Why not spray paint it a different color?
Since I’m digging gold these days and I had a can of gold spray hanging around the house (who doesn’t am I right? LOL). I went for it:
While the cotton lining was being washed with a little bleach and soap (something I do every couple of months) I decided to give the entire thing (including the black plastic casters) two light coats of gold spray paint. Nope, I did not use primer, or do any fancy prep work. It was so easy to do and because the weather was perfect (no humidity, not too hot, a nice breeze). It was dry and ready to use before the cotton lining was out of the dryer! No joke.
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