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SPRAY PAINT!I am pretty sure that these are two of my favorite words in the English language!
Spray paint comes in so many colors and finishes.
I am have yet to meet a decorating piece I couldn’t spray paint. (even Pillows!)
Now, I know you all spray painted something in your life. If you haven’t you are MISSING OUT!
It’s a quick, cheap, easy fix!
What do you spray?
Well anything that doesn’t move is a good start.
So, what can be spray painted?
Fixtures. Do you have brass fixtures at your house? How about doorknobs, light switches, lights, heat vents. Anything that is metal can be sprayed with very little skill.
So next time to head to thrift store, look at all the ugly brass stuff and know that it too can be beautiful.
This idea also goes for outside your home as well.
Edited to add:
YES! You can totally spray paint your front door. Just take it off the hinges first. The reason why you do this-is because if you take it off it's hinges and lay it flat-you have gravity on your side. It wont run!!! Yea!
Just make sure that you do a couple of coats of spray paint and a good coat of outdoor polyurethane.
When I painted my door-I used spray paint on the first coat and then I rolled on a second coat with Red in behr paint and primer.Hope that this makes sense!!
I can't believe how fabulous it turned out!! I am going to do this to all of my chairs now.
Do you have a patio set that has seen better days? They have great hammered/metal/metallic spray paint. It looks awesome on metal patio sets.
How are your kitchen chairs looking? How about your barstools? Cupboard doors?
Go and find that perfect color and go to town. When you are finished with the paint make sure to hit it with a coat of spray polyurethane. This will protect it from getting knicks and scratches.
How many of us have a wicker chair or two or passed one up at the thrift store because it was looking a little ragged? A quick coat of spray paint will do just the trick to liven it up! Think of it as happy painting. You will want to prime wicker first. This will cut down on the amount of paint that you use. I used Rustoleum and it worked fabulously!
So much cuter!! I love this color!!
There are tricks to spray painting. I have learned most from trial and error. So, I can save you a lot of frustration and maybe one or two swear words.
First: You must get good spray paint. But the stuff that is 3 dollars a can instead of a dollar. I promise it works better. I prefer Rustoleam 2x coat. This stuff is by far the best on the market. It covers beautifully and in half the time.
Second: Make sure whatever you are spraying is clean and dry. Wipe it with a damp rag or spray it down with the hose if you need to. It really is not that fun to spray cobwebs.
Third-Primer. A lot of people won’t spray without this. I used to be one of the ones who never did. I have never learned my lesson and I will ALWAYS prime!!!
Primer gives the spray paint something to stick too. This is what you will want to do on ceramic and glass espescially!
Primed with Rustoleum Primer
Fourth: Stand at least 24” away from what you are spraying. I know, you are excited to get this done, but if you stand too close, it will run. PROMISE!
Then you will swear and get mad....just do what I say k?☺
Fifth-Don’t rush the drying process. I am an extremely impatient person. I hate to wait! But, when it comes to this. Time is your friend. Especially if you are going to be sanding anywhere that you have sprayed. If the paint is at all tacky when you try to sand-lets just say it’s definitely not a fun thing. Just wait.
Sixth-If you want it to be protected-use a coat of poly. It wont be super shiny or anything. It just gives it a finish and a protect ant coat. If you are keeping your item outside-use outdoor poly. This will protect from sun, moisture and temp. It's a little more, but sooo worth it.
Ok-I told you that you can paint pillows.
You really can.
I wouldn't put them in my house or anything, but they are perfect for outside!!
I got an ugly leather pillow at the thrift for $1.00-
I thought what the heck.
So..it went from this... (ugly..i know)
To this: (I primed in between steps)
I thought it needed a little something so I added the polka dots.
Everything is cuter with polka dots!!
I tried this on a pillow form also.
I love this!
I know this look isn't for everyone, but it's a cheap alternative to the expensive outdoor pillows.
I polyed both of the pillows to protect them.
If I were to do this pillow again....
I would have primed it first. Then painted it green, then added the vinyl polka dots, then sprayed aqua.
Did you get all that?
So...I am pretty sure that anything that doesn't move can be spray painted.
I would spray paint my children if they held still long enough! ☺
So...go outside and spray paint something...it will make you feel good!!
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