I was beyond tickled to have an opportunity to use and review the HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Paint Sprayer: however, I was not paid for my opinion and it is entirely my own. I will only share those products that I really find useful and have had a positive experience with. Please see my entire disclosure policy here.
Back in January, Kate and I went shopping at some local salvage stores. We had a ball perusing all the bric-a-brac that these stores had to offer…it was quality mother/daughter time. This trip yielded an old window frame, which I used to make this Paisley Shell Wall Art, and a very sad old bench whose fate I’ve been pondering for the past 5 months.
I was all over the place when trying to decide what to do with this old bench. I know it needed a new coat of paint and the ‘cushion’ that you see is really nothing more than a piece of thin, cracked wood with some very thin padding. No matter what I ultimately decided, I knew that the base of seat would need to be replaced.
For a period of time I thought of replacing the cushion with a hard surface and making it a nightstand or side table, but really just didn’t know what to do with it. This little bench has been roaming between my house and my garage since January until I figured out it’s fate.
And aren’t you curious why and how certain ideas pop into your head? One day, an idea popped in my head and it went something like this:
“Hey, you know that ugly little bench that has been floating around your house for almost half of year? Well, why don’t you try to do a crewel vine pattern on linen in a tone on tone color for the cushion and then paint the wood in the same color? If you can pick up one of the colors in your bedding, it really would look lovely at the foot of your bed.” To which I responded to the voice in my head, “You know, you’re right! Have I told you lately just how brilliant you are?“
So I had a plan! The first step was to stop at my favorite fabric store and grab some linen in a green/gray tone that works with my bedding. While there I picked up some 2″ foam and some batting.
On the way home from the fabric store I stopped at a wee little embroidery store and found some silk embroidery thread that was just a shade darker, but in the same color as the linen. Feeling that the creative kismet gods were smiling on me at that moment, I hightailed it Lowe’s and found Valspar Eucalyptus Leaf (in a flat sheen) paint which matched everything perfectly.
Truly, pondering what to do with this guy for the past 5 months was the hardest part of this whole process. Once I had what I needed for the transformation, everything else was easy.
And, as icing on the cake, I was tickled, or more like giddy, to use my brand-new toy, I mean tool, a HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer!
If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you know that I will paint just about anything that doesn’t have a heartbeat. My family just shakes their collective heads now when they walk into the garage and discover my latest foray into repainting ‘stuff’.
Heretofore, the tools of my vice have been paint brushes and cans of spray paint. So, when an opportunity arose to add a new tool to my paint arsenal my response was an overwhelming “Ooooh, Goodie! Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you! Is it here yet?”
And since this paint sprayer has garnered great reviews, I was truly bursting with anticipation to use it.
N&N Tip: Basic white chalk is so handy to have in your craft store. I use it frequently to draw patterns that I will be painting or drawing over.
So all in all, I am now a convert to the HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer. Anything that lets me paint without brushstrokes and without drips is a plus in my book. But when you add in the benefit of not wearing my most recent paint color and the ease of clean-up, this paint sprayer is now an indispensable tool in my painting kit.
And I am really am happy with the ‘after’ of my little bench. It does look great at the foot of my bed like that little voice knew it would…looks like I need to listen to it more often.
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