Friday, November 5, 2010

Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze

Y'all. I have found my absolute favorite DIY accessory.  Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze (paint)!!! I don't know why, but it took me a year to buy it. You see, I like to price check things before I buy it and in all my research I could never find out the price.  Ok, confession, all of that research did not include going to the actual store to price check. Each time I went to Home Depot I forgot about it.  So a few weeks ago MR.P was out of town. I was looking to get a few projects done around the house so I ran to Home Depot after work.  I just plunged right in and was crossing my fingers the smoke glaze wasn't $30.  I asked the paint guy how much it was and he said $14.99 and that he could mix it right up!  I honestly had to think for a second, but then decided to go for it. I was able to think of about 10 projects off the top of my head where I could use the smoke glaze, so the $14.99 made total sense to me.  We use the cash system, so I think extra hard before I buy anything these days.

I also purchased some orange spray paint. Atrocious sounding, I know.  I heard from someone that every room should have a pop of orange. So I thought I'd go for it!

I purchased this tray from our local thrift store for $1.30.
I can't tell you how many times I was looking for a tray in Target. I passed them up every single time because I didn't feel like paying $30.  Good thing I waited :) I didn't neccessarily love the color or the fact that you could see the wood through the thin paint. But, that never stopped a DIYer from buying something ;) I took it home and it sat on our ottoman for a few months. I just wanted to make sure I knew what color to paint it.

Stop back this afternoon to see how it came out!


ElisabethCS said...

I love it! I have been looking for a pop of orange for my living room! I'm thinking my orange will be in the form of a wall painting or something similar. Great find on the tray and I love the finished piece!
Now we need to see it in the living room. pix please.:)

ElisabethCS said...

oh it's not finished. lol Well, it will look even better with the glaze. haha

Cash system, huh? That's a good idea.