Side-Splitting Skinny Dipping

Sometimes, projects we tackle are big.  Others are little and not worthy of an individual blog post.  Today, you get a two for one.  One part side-splitting, one part skinny dipping.  One of our map cut out frames took a spill while I was in Minnesota.  Somehow (Ben still isn’t giving full details) the frame fell, but he caught it before the glass shattered.

But he didn’t catch the frame before the right corner hit the floor, splitting and denting the joint.

After living with the broken frame on my desktop for a month and a half, I finally got annoyed enough to fix it.  I dug around in the garage to find the staple gun and staples.  That’s all it took to fix the frame.  So, I took out the metal pieces that held the frame together before.

And put five staples in the corner.  Sure, it looks like Frankenstein’s monster, but it works.

Then I sprayed the dented corner with a little white paint.

Good as new(ish) back up on the wall, thus concluding today’s side-splitting segment.

Now to the skinny dipping segment.  I’ve wanted to dip furniture legs for a while now.  I love the look and the bit of fun dipped legs add.  While making our bed one morning, I realized the boring white Ikea Lindved tables we’re using as night stands could use some fun.

Using a ruler, I measured five inches on each leg, made a mark with a pencil, and taped off each leg.

Outside, I gave each leg a coat of gold spray paint.

Ten minutes later, I gave the legs another coat and left the tables to dry.  Outside, I loved how the legs looked.  But when I brought them inside, not so much.

The gold paint blended in with the wood floors.  Boo.  But, I had a can of silver spray paint left over from another project.  Why not try it?  After taping off the legs and spraying the legs a few time, I’m much happier with the results.

More fun than the boring white tables, but still simple.  Who knows, when we decide on a color scheme for the room, I might change it up again.  Perhaps a fun teal?  Or kelly green?  I don’t know, but the possibilities are endless.

How do you fix picture frames?  Does it take you a month and a half to get around to a simple fix?  Maybe you’ve dip painted furniture legs?

10 thoughts on “Side-Splitting Skinny Dipping

  1. I like the brushed nickel color much better than the gold, too. And it adds just enough shine to be noticeable, but not at all gaudy. Great idea!
    And I love your little photo-bomber! Can’t wait to give the boys big hugs!

    1. Hey Jenna!

      Totally! We can’t wait to see you guys, too. We’ve got to discuss plans though, so you should call me when you’re not too busy.

      Love you!

  2. The table turned out super cute! I have a table I’m toying with the idea of dipping, and this may have made me brave enough to give it a shot. And glad to see the silver! Nearly every one I’ve seen pinned has been gold – but silver is so much cleaner looking IMO. Great work!

    1. Hi Beth and Bill!

      Thanks! It was a super quick and easy project, too. I’m really happy with the little touch of metallic there, without it being overwhelming. Definitely give it a shot!


  3. The table looks really nice. I had a “picture kid”… he could be crying, but the minute he saw the camera, he would stop crying and smile pretty for me. Sometimes, I would pretend to take his picture without film, just to get him to stop crying! (back in the day without digital!)

    I love everything you have been doing with your house!

  4. I like dipped furniture legs. I recently tried out the ‘dipped’ look on a thrifted bowl but I plan to try on a piece of furniture soon.

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