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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spray paint + me = LOVE!

There is nothing more clean and refreshing as a fresh coat of paint right? There is no easier way to make that possible than with a can or two of spray paint! If you have seen my previous posts, you know that I love changing things up. Making old thing new again is so rewarding. I am always thinking of how I can make things better. Soooo, spray paint has become my BFF! Below are some of the projects I have done recently with spray paint. You will see that you can spray paint pretty much anything! Hopefully you will get some ideas that inspire you to get out a can and spray! Below each project are some tips and ideas to help get you started.

This is a hutch that I painted with a gloss white Krylon spray paint. I NEVER use the cheap spray paint- well I guess I can't say never, it happened once, but it won't happen again! I promise it is worth the extra money to get the good stuff. This piece was already painted when I got it, so I didn't need to prime or sand. If the surface you want to put a fresh coat of paint on is already painted...lucky you! Just spray away! I used a gloss on this project because I thought it would look nice in my living room with a nice shiny finish. I love it! I usually use matte though. I guess it just depends on the look you are going for on each particular piece.

These canisters are on my kitchen counter. I was really sick of the boring stainless steel look. I didn't want to spend money on new ones since they were still in perfect condition, so what did I do? Spray paint! Ididn't know how the paint would stick on a shiny, smooth metal, but how would I know if I didn't try? So I found this awesome spray paint at Walmart. It is the Krylon brand, but it is called Fusion. You can use it to paint plastic, metal, and all kinds of different surfaces. It worked great! It looks smooth and perfect! I use them all the time and the paint has not come off even a little! I also changed the knobs to some crazy awesome knobs from anthropologie.

These are the bar stools that I posted earlier with the Mod Podge paper on top. I used a Krylon matte finish spray paint. The color is called Ocean mist. They were painted white to begin with, so I didn't have to prime or sand. I sprayed them..just one coat, and then after they were dry, I sanded them a little to give them a distressed look. I love the white paint showing through.

This is a Bunk Bed that I purchased for cheap from KSL. It was kindof ugly, but I saw its potential. The original finish was kindof glossy, so I had to sand it a little to just rough it up, and then spray on a spray primer. Then I used about 5-6 cans of Krylon Watermelon spray paint, and its done! I really love this bed now. My girls love it too!

This is a dresser that is also in my girls room. I found it at a yard sale for $5! I used a little spray primer, and then some black Krylon spray paint and then I had a completely new dresser! Changing knobs really makes a huge difference too. I just painted these white, they were gold before. It took about $9 in spray paint, and a couple hours to transform this dresser. It is so fun to see something that you paid $5 for turn into something that you love! I really wish I had before pictures of all of these projects! I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I just get so excited to when I decide to paint something that I just forget. I will remember next time, but for now just use you imagination!


  1. Are you kidding me??? I am AMAZED!!! This makes me want to re-do SOO many things! I spray paint picture frames and mirrors all the time, but I've never thought to spray paint furniture!! I need your advice. I need to paint my kitchen table, can you do it with spray paint or will it scratch? I also can't figure out which color! LOVE the blog. I want to come by and see your house in person, if you don't mind. Amazing, amazing, amazing..

  2. Thanks Tonya. You can totally paint your kitchen table with spray paint! They have tons of awesome colors. After you give it a day to dry, put a polyurethane finish on it. Its just a clear gloss that will protect it against scratches and stuff.

  3. I can't wait for more posts! I showed my husband your blog. I just think it's so cool what you've done with your house and furniture! I really want to come see your house and talk to you more about how you do everything and where you find all the great furniture. I've spent way too much on furniture apparently! (and I love yours more because it's full of personality) way to go!

  4. You are too kind Tonya!! You are totally welcome to come over anytime!