Think Pink

Pink Paint!

I have been on a quest for pretty pink spray paint for some time. I want to make a Valentine’s Day ornament wreath, and my quest to find light pink ornaments during the holidays was unsuccessful. While on I was on the hunt for pink ornaments, it occurred to me that it might be possible to paint a rag-tag assortment or ornaments that I already have on hand unifying them with a pretty coat of pink plastic-safe spray paint. Even though princess-themed everything endures, none of the many hardware sections that I perused had what I was looking for. Everything was some variation of brown, green, red, black or white with a few metallics thrown in. Very much like the paint in my garage.

Last weekend, I swung by Michael’s in Lacey to look for pink ornaments just in case. I found the same heart shaped ones that I purchased last year and I happened to walk right by their display of … spray paint. They have spray paint! And more than one pink! I actually had to make a decision! I went from nothing to choices! I was very excited and ultimately selected the Rust-oleum Champagne Pink spray paint for plastic, wood, metal and masonry! I’ll keep you posted on my progress once the rain lets up. 

Michael’s is located in South Sound Center, near Target and Kohl’s in Lacey.  701 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 923-0550.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-9pm. Sunday, 10am-7pm (always a good idea to call and confirm)

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Happy creating!


Weather today: Rainy and gloomy all day today, I’m sorry to report. 🙁 46°F at 2 pm but feels slightly cooler than that.

Rainy Crafternoons

Have a nice crafternoon

What do you when it’s raining, raining, raining? I think you buy a good raincoat and you just get used to it. I have three levels of rain: barely raining/mostly wet, raining steadily, and raining cats and dogs. I have become okay with level one. I just go about my business undeterred. I do find myself watching my weather app for breaks in the rain and planning accordingly for levels one and two. But for level three, I just stay inside. Rainy days are great days for reading, games and CRAFTS.

For an affordable afternoon of crafting–crafternoon!–head to Pinterest for ideas. You can find a lot of amazing projects that you can do with Dollar Tree finds. There are a couple of Dollar Trees in the area: on the west side near Target and Wally’s, in Tumwater near Costco/Walmart/Home Depot and in Lacey near Fred Meyers and across the street from Target.

  • 2104 Harrison Ave NW A18, Olympia WA, 98502, 360-534-0210
  • 606 Sleater Kinney Rd. SE, Lacey WA, 98503, 360-456-2878
  • 5203 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501, 360-628-8522
  • Store Hours: 9 am – 9 pm, every day (it’s always a good idea to call ahead)

On a recent trip, I purchased a heart-shaped wire wreath form. I want to make a Valentine’s Day themed ornament wreath and this is a perfect size–and perfect shape, of course.

Remember to check out Pinterest for some great Dollar Tree hacks. Happy crafting!


Today’s weather: It rained early in the morning and then cleared up. At about 2 p.m. the rain started up again. The afternoon dog walk was a little bit too wet. But–not cold.