The studio shelving construction has been done for well over a week, although it’s been officially on the wall for the better part of a month. We haven’t showed you the ins and the outs yet (although you can get a good idea right here; we’ll share the rundown soon!), and this is mostly due to my type-A nature that includes shelf fussing, tweaking and rearranging (over and over again). I’ve mentioned before how difficult it is for me to curate a shelf arrangement, and the studio storage – the majority of it being on display, no less – has proven to be quite the challenge.
We have, however, made good progress. A week ago, Scott took me on a lovely date to Hobby Lobby (what a guy!), where we picked up glass vases and vessels to coincide with our candle jars and cigar boxes. Somewhere along the way, we separated, I lost focus of the task at hand, and somehow we came home with T-Rexy (along with vases and vessels, so all was not lost):
I had no intention of slipping him in the cart, but as soon as I saw him, I was reminded of this Etsy shop and this spunky planter I pinned almost a year ago. In other words, fate. After setting him on my half-styled shelves, I shared this photo on FB and suggested spraying him down in hot, hot pink. You agreed.
My Rexy had a moving mouth (because after all, his intention was not to sit on the shelf of a painting studio; he’ll always wish for a real boy, no doubt), so to remedy this and prep him for paint, I spread a thin line of super glue along his jaw.
I realized too late that we ran out of primer, but rather than delay the project, I used on-hand white spray paint before the pink. I crossed my fingers, and it worked.
T-Rexy was near impossible to photograph after his makeover, as his vibrancy was more than the camera could handle. Don’t let these snaps fool you; he is brighter than the sun, and luckily, no detail was lost during the transition to glam-o-saur. (In other words, Scott called him *expletive* magical.)
If there was ever a doubt to go the fluorescent route, it was eliminated after the first coat of pink. In total, T-Rexy got four thin coats of paint – one white, three neon. And not so coincidentally, sexy T-Rexy is an appropriate homage to one of my favorite movies:
What are you spraying lately? And just for fun, SHOPLIFTER! (I’ll always love you, Ethan.)
See more of our studio ideas on our Pinterest board, right here.