DIY Gone Aray


Hey y'all! IM BAAAACK!
I had surgery a month ago and have been off my game on th blogging so here I am, bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to blog.
So part of being a DIY blogger is that things can and will go array lol! When you are working with spray-paint or any craft materials you are experimenting and its totally unpredictable. Not all of my projects come out perfect. . . .And this is one of them! So I decided to write a blog on when your projects don’t turn out as planned.
I have been dying to finally finish this DIY for over a month now. All over Instagram  I have seen these cool bright orange Hermes serving trays and of course had a Megan moment, “Hay! I can make that!”

The easiest part was my trip to Walmart finding the products to use. For a while I kept my eye out for a serving tray at Goodwill but it just never happened. I lucked out at Walmart and found a wooden serving tray and then bright orange spray paint. Once I got home, I spray-painted the tray and then waited. . . .for 2 months.
The hardest part by far was the Hermes stencil. I sadly don’t have a Cricut or a Silouette machine and thought that I would be able to find someone to print one off for me, but didn’t luck out.
So I printed off a logo from the printer 

One hour and 30minutes and severe neck pain later. . .  the stencil was finished

Once I took measurements to make sure the stencil was even I taped it onto the tray and started painting.
I had two different types of paint to use and started with a Painters Pen . . . after only a few letters, I had a bad feeling.
Yup, the paint bled through. 

Good thing I was able to peel off the paper stencil and blot it dry. Since one side of the tray was ruined I had to switch to the other side and hope for the best since this was my last shot.


I measured and taped off again and then started with black fabric paint using a sponge brush.
It turned out messy, but at least I keep in on a low shelf and no one can tell unless they are REALLY close. 

Another project that goes array for everyone is spraypaint.
I've done it several times and regret it, luckily all you need is some Easy Off oven spray, let it sit and absorb and BOOM, it's like it never happened. . . .but seriously do this outdoors with a mask!! The fumes from the Easy Off spray are brutal.





3 comments

  1. Don't you hate that feeling when you know something is in the process of just not working? haha Love the 'diy gone bad' type posts!

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  2. Love your honestly here that everything doesn't always go Pinterest perfect! Thanks for the tips!

    Erin, Attention to Darling
    www.attentiontodarling.com

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  3. Love seeing the "darker" side of DIY haha!

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