One of the quickest and easiest ways you can transform something is with a little paint. I use paint of all sorts on many of my projects……milk paint, acrylic paint, watercolour paint, oil paint, house paint, chalk paint, spray paint & chalkboard paint. I love the transformative powers of paint.
One of the easiest ways to transform projects is with Spray Paint. I am not a fan of using Spray Paint on furniture, though there are a lot of bloggers who seem to use it quite successfully, so there is no reason you can’t, I just personally do not like the results I have achieved. I do however use Spray Paint on a lot of my smaller projects
I transformed an old frame and wood appliques into a unique display for my portrait photography, tutorial here.
Over Christmas I used a copper spray paint to transform these glass tealights. You can find that project here.
My recent clock makeover used Spray Paint, you can find that here.
This lamp I did over with Spray Paint I used black and blue spray paint on the base and the shade I stripped then spray painted with matte black spray paint.
What I love about Spray Paint is that it can give you a high-end look for less. On a shopping trip my darling daughter fell head-over-heels in L.O.V.E. with a dog statue. She loves everything dog and will stop every dog she meets to pat and talk to them, one day she says she wants to be a Vet, she loves all animals but she is a dog girl through and through. This dog statue she feel in love with had a rather HIGH price tag ($89-149- AUD)….one I was not willing to pay! They don’t sell these Chihuahua’s anymore but they do have similar dog statues, here.
So I hunted for a solution, until one day I was in the dollar store when I came across this cheap (and quite tacky) Chihuahua statue.
Now she doesn’t look too bad, but this was after I removed her collar and a tacky sign that said DA-BOSS! She needed a little love…………..and a little Spray Paint. I used Rust-o-leum Spray Paint in Gloss White and gave her 3 light coats. The key to Spray Painting is not being too close to the item you are spray painting and to do light coats so you don’t end up with dripping paint. Here is how she looks now (and a little peak inside my daughters room).
I also spray painted vintage frames from the op-shop for her gallery wall, including this gold one that now holds original artwork we painted together (but that is a post for another day!).
Just in case you were wondering, when I gave her the dog she screamed she was so excited! Mine version cost me less than $30, which was a huge saving on the original.
Have you used Spray Paint to achieve a high-end look?
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