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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

No Surprises!

Hey Y'all ! It is my birthday and guess what I got? Well first I got 3 features this week for my Heart Bench...WoooWhooo! Thanks so much to Mandy over at The Project Queen where she has a fantastic party every Tuesday. Hop on over and visit her blog and follow her so you don't miss out on all the creativity...


Another thanks goes to Beckie at Roadkill Rescue where she features fantastic DIY rescues with wit and style. Hop on over and follow her. Don't forget to submit your latest, greatest rescue.

And finally, a big thank you to Rose over at The Craft Guild where she shares crafts, tutorials and all things DIY. Hope over and join her party.

Fine Craft Guild
Now for the my DIY birthday! Why a DIY birthday? Well, cause' what other kind of girl would want a paint sprayer for her birthday...YEP, I got a paint sprayer, and I am so  psyched! Before deciding on what kind to get...or telling my sweetie what to get, it IS a present after all, I had to do a little research. I didn't have to go far though cause' Cliff, my sweet husband, used to be a paint contractor...lucky me!  I wanted something that would give a beautiful finish on furniture, and according to Cliff I needed an HVLP (High Velocity Low Pressure).  If your looking you can find these in a variety of prices from $60-$800 for the portable equipment. Here are just a few mid range...

Wagner 0515000 Airless Pump
Campbell Hausfeld HV20022
Graco 257025 Project Painter Plus
Campbel Hausfeld HV3500
This is a very small sampling of what is out there, but since I plan on painting in the garage...or my dream shop, I am okay with a stationary system. Luckily we already have an air compressor, so all I needed was a spray gun kit. Here is my new paint spray system...yippee! 
Air compressor ( we have one)
Paint love
45 Things to love
She even has her own case!
Hope it is not as complicated as it looks...
It has 2 guns...double the fun!
Every girl needs a pretty shiny spray gun...$60 worth of love!
My family thinks I'm a little nuts, since I stopped the party to grab my camera for blog pics...I'm not sure what is more funny...the family shaking their heads while I snap shots for the blog, or my choice of gifts. I say choice, since around here we let each other know what we want, so we always get something we I do NOT like surprises! So there you have it! I also got 2 new drop cloths...LOL, and a new pair of shoes for work...
All my great gifts...Happy Birthday to me!
So do any of you have an HVLP system? What do you have and how do you like it? I am anxious to try out my new toy. I love chalk paint and the distressed look, but there are some things that need fine finishing...hope this does the trick. Tell me what you think and what you have been creating lately.


Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Happy birthday! I think a paint sprayer sounds awesome. I can't wait to see what you paint with it.

Mel said...

Happy Birthday Lori!

what a great blog you have; I'm so glad you popped over and directed me to you.

I already like you as you share your BD with my Mum.

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! Have fun painting!!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I don't know anything about painting so not much help here, but it's neat that you get what you want. Life's too short to be taking things back to the store!! I can't wait to see what you do with your new system! Happy Birthday to you!

Stacie said...

Happy Birthday! I love your gifts!

Mandy said...

A BIG Happy Birthday to you Lori! I love your gifts!! You know what's really cool??? Your tennis shoes match your paint sprayer so you can look fabulous as you spray!!!! ha!

I can't wait to see what your new paint project will be. Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be beautiful!

PS thanks for the shout out!

Handcrafted Pretty said...

Happy Birthday, Lori! Cool gifts!

Carri said...

Happy Birthday Lori and I have also awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog today!!


Comeca Jones said...

Enjoy and Happy Birthday!

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

Lol, Lori -- you are awesome! I am so excited for you! Happy birthday! :-)