We have finally made it to the painting phase on our basement update and I’m pinching myself to make sure it’s really happening because it has felt like FOREVER since we started tackling the basement last October.
While we progress along on the basement, things around here may be a medley of posts, shares and visitors. I hope you will stay tuned.
In the meantime, I have a sneak peak of the painted basement ceiling and a spray painted laundry tub.
In planning to re-do the basement, I had pulled together several basement design inspiration photos, to help keep me focused. One of the photos was of a laundry room and it included a duo toned laundry tub.
Since I already had a plastic laundry tub that worked fine, I wasn’t going to get a new one. But I thought adding a little interest to it with some spray paint (that works on plastic) would be a nice touch.
This is what the tub looked like before.
The next three photos show the manner in which I taped it off; and then cut a large garbage bag to tape over the top of the tub.
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Since the tub corners were rounded, I had to tape each side in sections to keep the line straight.
Then using Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2X Coverage, I hit it with the spray paint in color Espresso. The whole project only took about an hour. Of course I gave the tub a good cleaning beforehand.
Adding a two tone look adds interest to this otherwise boring plastic laundry tub. I’m hoping the contrast of color will pop against my brightly new painted basement.
Are you wondering if this plastic spray paint actually works?
Head on over and read the these tips for getting the best results when spray painting plastic.
Here is a glimpse of how the walls just above the laundry are looked before.
Here is a sneak peak at what the same area is going to look like with new painted walls and ceiling.
Other spray painted plastic and resin ideas
- Painting resin wicker chairs with plastic spray paint, successfully.
- Spray painting plastic lawn chairs and diy spray paint booth
- Best tips for using spray paint for plastic
More posts on the basement update:
- 5 Tips for How to Prepare an open ceiling for paint
- 15 Tips: Using a paint sprayer on an exposed basement ceiling
- Townhouse Laundry Room Reveal
- The Simplest Laundry Room Makeover, ever!!
- 25 Use what you have decorating ideas for the basement
- Lost Sock Laundry Sign
Until next time ~ Amy