You Can Paint Anything

I recently acquired a patio umbrella for free.  I’ve been looking for a turquoise umbrella and have yet to find a big one in that color that I could afford.  So when I received this free, large but dated umbrella, I had plans for it.

Here’s a picture of what it resembled, only mine was 80s pastels.

Break out the turquoise spray paint.

I used three cans of paint on this baby, which is approximately $12.  I think that’s a pretty good buy.  And while it didn’t cover the former stripes, it did leave the umbrella turquoise. And in the bright sunshine, it has a little bit of a tie-dyed effect.

Tie-Dyed Umbrella

Tie-Dyed Umbrella

But it does the job and it looks the part.

Umbrella & Table

Umbrella & Table

Esh, I can’t wait to get rid of those hunter green shutters from 1996.

All this does is make me want to finish the door into table project I’ve started but haven’t completed yet.  That’s a story for another day.

Door into Table

Door into Table

Oh, and that umbrella stand is a 5 gallon bucket spray painted and filled with cement with a paint roller as an insert.  Cause that’s the “Sticks” in Style from the Sticks.  🙂

Proof that you can paint just about anything.

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