June 27, 2010

First Time Using ORB Spray Paint

I did it.  I finally used the spray paint that everyone in blogland has been talking about.  I feel like I'm a real blogger now. :)  And I'm pretty sure this won't be the last thing I paint with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
I've had this vase set for years and it's been stashed away since we've been in our house.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to fill it with my zinnias and cosmos that should be blooming soon!
Here's the before:
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After a little of this...
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And a few of these...
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I now have this!
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Linked to:
Party On! Debbiedoos Before & After party
Between Naps on the Porch, Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ Silly Little Sparrow, All Thingz Related, Trendy Treehouse, Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk, Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple, Hookin' up with HOH, Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home, Remodelaholic
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44 comments:

Debbie said...

Well congratulations Miss Emily...you are now official, I will allow you in my Beta Shmata Gamma club now! Looks great....I always like your photo skills too.

Nicole @ Create and Delegate said...

That is so pretty! I wish I had more things to spray paint around my house.

Jude said...

Visiting form the Keep It Simple Party. You did a lovely job. I am so jealous -- can't seem to find ORB! My Home Depot on Cape Cod is a "boutique" store with limited products, and they acted like I was insane when I insisted that I only wanted oil rubbed bronze. They suggested I try the bigger stores...over the Cape Cod bridge and an hour away. I'll make the trip at some point, I'm sure!

A big"wave" from the Cape,
Jude at
dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

ORB or any color is addictive. I have been spray painting, too. I love your single flower vases and what wonderful photos.

Debbie said...

Emily I almost forgot to mention....how could I forget? I have auditioned for the Oprah new show...the video is up on my blog now...and if you like it, you can vote for me:) IF Not poo poo on you...no just kidding...I won't know either way now will it? Enjoy!

Kansas Amy said...

I just used that Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze on a project.. it's awesome stuff! Gotta love spray paint!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Spray paint is the best DIY accessory. And I love how that vase turned out!

Jen said...

Great job! I need to get busy on my project list! You are inspiring!
Have a great week!

Gretchen said...

So very pretty! I believe you've seen my ORB spray painted drawer handles (used to be gaudy brass). What a difference it makes!

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

Was it worth the wait? I just love ORB spray paint. The way you arranged the flowers so simply is great. Less is definitely more.
Traci

Stephanie Lee said...

Thanks for visiting our little blog!

Not only are your picture incredible.. But what you are taking pictures of are incredible too!

These vases are just so stunning!

I cannot wait to look around you blog for lots of inspiration!

Rene' said...

Beautiful job...I've never tried that kind of spray... I'll have to give it a shot!

Kim said...

How wonderful :), I have NOT used ORB yet, I looked for it Sat. This is so pretty.

Van said...

These tubes are gorgeous!

Kaysi said...

WOW! I love how that turned out! So pretty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is a gorgeous vase!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

I am a newbie spray painter too... keep asking myself why didn't I use this stuff a long time ago!? It makes such a difference!

Your project turned out great!

Dredd said...

I stumble to your blog when I was at BNOP ;). Great photos and very inspiring! I'm a new follower.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oooh how pretty! I'm not in the club yet - haha. But you've inspired me - your vase is adorable. LOVE!

Al said...

Well done! it turned out great.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This caught my eye on Anything Related because I literally just came home with my first ever can of ORB so I'll be joining the club some time this week. Your project turned out great.

Lori E said...

I love using hosta leaves in arrangements. Your a true blogger now. Welcome the the club.

Suzanne said...

You will become addicted. It's a fact. I just sprayed 3 things today! Welcome to ORB Anonymous.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I must be way out of the blogland loop I have not heard of this miracle product until now~ so thank you for bringing me up to speed!
Your darling vases in the newly painted and spiffy holder will be perfect for all of summers single blooms.
It was so lovely to visit your beautiful blog!
Yvonne

Robin R said...

Beautiful vase set and it looks great in the new color! Don't you just love that paint? I used it for a cheap update to all our kitchen hardware.

Staci J said...

Those look amazing!! So dainty and elegant! Visiting from justsewsassy.com

even-star said...

so pretty, What sort of flowers are those? new follower from the dinner for two project

http://thedinnerfortwoproject.blogspot.com

alissa said...

Beautiful Emily!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

That turned out great!!!! What a great use for it.
Bonnie

Meet Virginia said...

Love how this turned out! And your pics are awesome!!

~Morgan

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Sam said...

I love spray paint!! Great job!

Sam
Mom. Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/
(Come one over - I'm having a giveaway this week!)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

ORB does make anything look great... those vases are so cute too.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Love it. Particularly like how you chose to use the hosta and leaves. Great piece!

Pam said...

I love the simplicity so it allows the flowers to be the showcase. Wonderful! Following thru SYSThursday. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Melanie said...

I love the simple look of one flower in the vases. Looks like summer.

Petie said...

Love the vases...what a great display piece. The ORB spray paint is new to me...looks like something I need to try on our front porch lanterns. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said...

Those vases are so cute! Where did you get them? And your yard looks fantastic. Trying to get mine looking something close to that. ;)

http://adventuresincreating.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

THis is a great Before and After Emily, I can never tire of this awesome project. Thanks for joining in...may be a little quiet for my first one:)

Olive Cooper said...

I am smitten with your vases. Well done. ~olive

Pam said...

I love that ORB. I'm also jealous of your tomatoes. I still only have teeny tiny green ones on my plants.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week!

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/07/07/hookin-up-with-hoh-11/

Thanks for sharing your project!!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is so pretty. We also have those wildflowers. Do you know what they are called? I have often wondered.

Rene said...

Your backyard looks so pretty. I love single flower vases.

-Rene