I lost a lot of paint this winter.
Our garage is insulated, so this has never happened before – but with record-setting lows this winter, my paint suffered.
You can tell it’s ruined when you try to stir it and it appears curdled. The small chunks don’t come out – even it you use a mixer on high speed to stir it up. (trust me, I tried)
I lost more than half of my stash – granted, they were half-full or less – but I was hoping to use the paint on other projects.
That’ll teach me.
Before I dumped my babies out, I figured I’d use a bit of my favourite (Surf City) on a garage project. Garage projects don’t have to be perfectly smooth right?
I started with a leftover drawer I had from my storage console post, and gave it a light sanding to remove dust and residue and to scuff up the paint so the next coat would adhere better.
I gave it two coats of (a lumpy) Surf City. Let’s call this technique “Venetian plaster” instead of “ruined paint”.
I drilled a hole in each side of the drawer so I could put a bungee cord across it. This is to make sure that anything I store on the shelf doesn’t get rattled or jarred and end up falling on someone’s head.
The above photo really shows the
curdled paint Venetian plaster.
Hubby used a couple of L-brackets for the bottom and another couple for the top and voila!
A place to store my un-ruined spray paint!
This is a much better use of empty space and it’s colour-coordinated to my lockers!
This is a photo-shopped image, but I’m hoping it will convince Hubby to let me hang the other three that I have in the garage.
That looks so great!
Forget Hubby, I’m doing it anyways. lol
If only I had 5 more drawers it would look like a wall-unit!