Sure, you can paint your oil tank!

So our basement oil tank always looked like this … 

Actually, it was more like this …

And sometimes THIS …

When I shared our laundry room makeover on Sunday, you might recall the oil tank was looking a LOT different …

I knew all along that I WANTED to paint the oil tank, but Darling Husband? He didn’t think it was a good idea.

Naturally, I waited until he was working and decided maybe I’d just paint the pipes using some of the leftover floor paint (Naples Bay by SICO)

… but the pipes looked so good that I JUST. KEPT. GOING.

It was so damn beautiful.


Now, a couple of disclaimers!

Yes, we own the oil tank — and yes, I did take a careful look at the sticker before painting it. The sticker said “DO NOT REMOVE OR PAINT THIS LABEL.”

So if we’re talking about not painting a label, that kind of implies that paint might be NEAR the label, right?

It took three coats to cover it nicely, and it looks SO pretty in my new laundry room — a fun splash of turquoise instead of a nasty grey beast.

 Ahhhh …

And it’s the perfect spot to prop up my custom paint storage boards. (More on those tomorrow!)

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Did you check out the full laundry room makeover yet? It really is epic.

Click for the full laundry room / DIY studio reveal
Seriously, what a difference!
My new favourite space

So what do you think?

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