Sigh…I love spray paint so much. It’s like magic in a can.
I love it so much that I wanted to find out who invented it. Taking the time to research this is proof of my love!
The man who’s listed as the inventor of spray paint was named Edward Seymour and “in 1949 he added paint to existing Aerosol technology” (Wikipedia).
But guess who gave him the idea???
His wife!! I smiled at my computer monitor when I read that.
A woman had the idea first and her name was Bonnie Seymour. Yes siree!
Do you think she was a frustrated DIY’er who was looking for an easier way to give things a makeover?
Do you think she would relate to me, searching high and low for just the right living room lamps? Coveting the ceramic ones she saw online but not willing to pay the crazy prices? Do you think she would have haunted the thrift stores, hoping against hope that she might find just the right ones and then practically knocking people out of the way when she spotted this pair of beauties for only $5 each which is probably what new ones would have cost in 1949?!
And do you think it would be at that moment when she would realize the full power of her idea?
That a person could totally transform something like a ceramic lamp by simple shaking up a can, hearing that glorious sound of the rattling ball inside and spraying whatever color their heart desires!
In this case, a beautiful, soft shade of celery green.
Oh, Bonnie Seymour, you and I would have been kindred spirits.
Because you saw the potential for magic when paint was put in a can.
And, I’ll bet, you even let your husband think that it was really all his idea. 😉
But, we know the truth.
And we, and our homes, are forever grateful!
P.S. The Spray Paint used for this project was Krylon Brand Indoor/Outdoor Gloss in “celery” color.
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P.P.S. I did not receive anything in return for promoting this brand. I just really liked this color! 🙂
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