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Banishing the White Elephant (in which I celebrate the start of spray paint season)


Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.

No, not Ken. That’s a whole other thing. 😉

I’m talking about the actual elephant in our living room. This guy:

white "ceramic" spray-painted toy elephant

Yes, I realize he’s already been the topic of his own blog post, this one here, where I spray painted him white. He’s actually a plastic Target dollar spot toy, but he can really pull off the white paint.

But the white paint was getting old, and, well, it’s spray paint season.

Did you catch that? Let me reiterate, because it’s important. IT IS SPRAY PAINT SEASON.

Here in Michigan, there is a very narrow window for spraypainting stuff. The whole process works best when your fingers aren’t completely numb and when the paint can actually dry in *normal-ish* temps.

To celebrate the start of spray paint season, I spraypainted. (Appropriate, no?)

And the white elephant was the victim.

white elephant spraypainted silver

Now he’s looking a wee bit shinier, which is never a bad thing, IMO.

You’ll see in the below picture that it seems that the yellow task lamp that I painted for the Pinterest challenge has regressed back to black. Although it appears that way, don’t worry: I just blogged about things in the wrong order. Life happens. Bonus points to you if you noticed the silver elephant in the lamp post, though.

white elephant spraypainted silver


I think I’ve said this before, but the long term plan for that deep bookcase (and it’s twin, not pictured) is to paint it or strip and restain it. But I can say with almost 100% certainty that that project won’t happen until we move into our next place. Which we have no immediate plans to do until that graduate guy gets a job…unless someone wants to give us a house. Anybody? Anybody??

So. In conclusion, get outside and spraypaint something. That is all.


5 thoughts on “Banishing the White Elephant (in which I celebrate the start of spray paint season)

  1. Have you used that chalk board paint yet (not to be confused with challboard paint) to paint furniture? If not… when you do get to paint that book shelf you should check it out! I love that stuff!

  2. Haha, it’s a magical color changing lamp! I love the elephant in silver. I started spray painting a giraffe teal on Saturday, but then the rain came back, so his underside is still white. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to spray paint later this week when the weather warms up again & the rain stays AWAY.

  3. Oh I love the silver elephant! I want to spray paint dollar store figures but then I was informed that flooring is probably more important. I love the yellow lamp as well!

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