Useful extras to have around the house

Or a totally unsponsored rave about a product I discovered  –

Over the past week or so, an hour here or an hour there, I’ve been spray painting my awesome metal patio chairs.

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I have 2 of these that I found at a store called – Quintessential Antiques. They are only open the first 7 days of each month. The rest of the time I believe they are hunting for neat treasures to carry in their store.

I went to our big box supply store and picked out two adorable colors for my chairs but spraying just that one chair made my wrist hurt  – enough that I had to stop and take a break. From spray painting. (I probably have some undiagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome from high school ) . I think it’s probably the angle you need to hold your wrist when you use a spray paint can.  I put spray painting on hold for a day or two.  Running BACK to the store for more supplies over the weekend I discovered this:   It’s  a spray handle that you clip onto the spray paint can. You can then squeeze it then like you would a spray bottle –  Rustoleum brand –  Sorry it’s not actually IN the box. Someone had that opened and on the can before I could say wait! let me get a picture! Oh well.

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There’s a gripper there that you squeeze open and it fits right on the top of the spray can, and a lever that pushes the spray nozzle down when you squeeze the handle. Your wrist seems to be at a more natural angle with this spray handle – not forced up and back.

I as able to spray paint the other chair with barely a twinge coming from my wrist!!  I don’t usually have things around the house that I think are pointless , things used for only one food or fruit item – like an avocado slicer or a garlic peeler etc.. But yay! If you like to spray paint and I can certainly see how addicting it is – then this is ONE item I would recommend.  ( I went back for MORE paint to spray paint an old mirror to repurpose – )

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I am certainly not the best spray painter – my chairs have a lot of drips on them –  but I love the colors that I choose! And practice makes perfect right? ….. Hmmm – what ELSE  can I spray paint in this house……..

Jaia and I have been taking advantage of my awesome new chairs, the perfect weather and my makeshift outside coffee table ( a repurposed tire and pallet), to sit out side and have coffee, read and do school work….

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Jaia got into the act too and painted an old plastic table that’s been floating around the yard for years and made her own private sitting area.

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My kids are just too awesome –

Well there you have it. My selling spiel. Fabulous right? LOL!

Bright Blessings!

2 thoughts on “Useful extras to have around the house

  1. Yeaahh for being minimally crafty!!!(that’s what I call it when I stumble upon something great like that!!!

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