Just look at this photo and you will understand the title completely…
Do you see it?
You picking up what I am putting down?
You smelling what I am cooking?
It was time to pop this pimple and wipe the remains off the mirror, if you know what I am saying….and I think you do…
This project literally took me all of two seconds…one second for searching my spray paint stash (because everything is so super organized, I can find things in a blink of the eye) and one second for spraying the plastic access pipe to our septic line. There is a great amount of irony in making a septic line pipe poo brown…but that isn’t why I did it (we aren’t working the poo analogy here…we are on facial blemishes). I just didn’t want to see it anymore. This Rustoleum brown spraypaint is like concealer…and concealer always works 🙂
We moved the mulch out of the way first but after it was painted, it was just moving the mulch back in place and allowing it to dry. And it has been holding up great. We have had a bunch of rain this summer and this is it after a few months of outdoorness (complete with rain on it) and it still looks brand spanking newly sprayed.
So if you are in the mood to hide those backyard blemishes, grab a can of this satin paint and get to painting.
Now for our whitehead transformation…
And remember, never google ‘popping a pimple’ if all you want to do is spraypaint some outdoor stuff….that will lead you down a road it will never forget. Trust me. If I could wash my brain right now, I would…
p.s. Today is the last day for my Joss & Main event! You can check it out here!
This is fantastic! We bought a house 5 months ago, and the 6 caps have been driving me absolutely crazy ever since. I’m not sure why I never thought of this. Do you think green would work for in the grass or would that just be weird?
Emily, Our house now a home says
Great simple idea! And I will just add to your Googling rule. Never Google anything if you are concerned about… well anything health wise. Scary, gross stuff, and I am almost always convinced I have the black plague, because I fit one of the symptoms. Usually with having to do with home improvement stuff searching online is fine, unless it involves the word pimple I guess 😉
Somehow I ended up well down that same YouTube road, no clue how I got there, and it was a deeply disturbing place.
Such a simple fix for the backyard! Who knew? I need to start looking at the pimples around my house and figure out how to eradicate them.
I don’t see why not! The only thing is…does your grass turn yellow in winter?
Is this one of those things we might have to check with the city/HOA first? I have this exact problem, except the pipe is twice as high and in my front yard!
Haha! So funny!! And here’s another reason to paint, besides just looks- A plumber working at my sister’s house recently painted all the exposed PVC while he was there- he said that plastic pipes break down in sunlight and should always be painted to prolong their life. Who knew? Why can’t plumbers do this in the first place?! They could be the dermatologists of the decorating world! 😉
Simple, but effective… my kind of project.
Danielle C says
Did you take any precautions against spray painting it shut?
Samantha @ Fabulous Fabris says
Such a simple solution 🙂
I love your posts, they always make me laugh 😉
Karen J says
You are too funny/goofy for words….but I love it!
LOL….I didn’t even notice that white thing. I thought you were talking about the 7 vents on the back of the house!
Seriously I hate those things. I can NOT WAIT till Jeremy gets that light off the house.
xo – kb
Nope. Spraypaint in general isn’t as thick as regular paint because it is a mist…but if you have a major concern about not being able to twist it open, do a light coat, let it dry, twist it up half a turn, and repeat till it is coated well.
xo – kb
Who knew?! I should have asked my brother!
xo – kb
If you aren’t on a septic but on sewer, you definitely want to check but in general, the rule in most places is that if you check, make sure you know exactly what color you plan on using because they don’t want it crazy.
xo – kb
I was looking at the wrong thing. Opps! I thought you were talking about those knobbly things sticking out of the wall.
Very clever! The sewer vent caps here are black so they hide a bit too much! I wonder if someone thought using white was a clever way to keep them from disappearing, when they put them in?
What are all those vent looking things on the siding anyway? They’re related to a light? And what’s the thing over the window?
The thing over the window is a florescent light (gag!), one of those vents is from the water heater (we have an electric one so this is not currently hooked up to anything), I have no idea what the light vents are for, and the other thing is a box vent for a furnace I believe 🙂
xo – kb