Confessions of a DIY Spray Paint Enthusiast
By Sarah Valdez-Tate, Guest Blogger
Confession: I’m not one of those Pinterest professionals that can turn a wood pallet into a magnificent bedroom set. I need quick and easy projects, and that’s why I LOVE spray painting! So when I was invited to write a post about my gold spray paint projects, I thought, “Of course! I’ll pick up a few items at Goodwill to make over!”
I got distracted.
Luckily everything is $1.39/lb. at the Goodwill Outlet!
- 2 scarves
- 3 dresses
- 8 women’s tops
- 1 pair Gap pants
- 3 men’s tops
- 3 t-shirts
- a purse
- Wicker basket
- Wood Ampersand decoration
- Wood picture frame
- Handmade leather sandals
- 2 pairs of shorts
- Blue & White Chinoiserie vase
- 2 vintage cups
- A Mexican/yoga blanket
- And Corgi socks (because everyone needs socks with a bunch of corgis on them*)
*Modeling my cool Corgi socks
Now, on to my actual project. It’s easy to use spray paint to update household items to fit your personality. To begin, you’ll need: a can of spray paint (I chose gold), a drop cloth, disposable gloves, a mask, and your item. (HINT: Paint outside: spray painting indoors or in a garage can leave a smell you can’t get out.)
I didn’t follow my own advice. Learn from my mistakes.
Let’s start with the candlestick. Great geometry, a unique piece, but in my house it would get lost with the neutral colors. Give this piece some pop and make a statement!
Now that this is like new, you can use it for a candle. Or you can try something different, like a decorative ball, or even use it as a beautiful teacup holder! (I use it to hold my jewelry by the kitchen sink.)
This basket – cute, but forgettable. With some paint and a vintage napkin that I discovered at an estate sale, it’s a great table centerpiece to display baked goods at brunch.
This Chinoiserie vase is BEAUTIFUL!
Unfortunately, the previous owner super-glued Styrofoam inside to hold faux flowers.
It’s tough to remove and I’m sure with some time and effort you can get it out, but I wanted a quicker solution. So I spray painted some pinecones and hid the damage – a 1-minute fix!
Here, a vintage cup becomes a fancy colored pencil holder.
But wait, there’s more! Check out this picture frame and this cute tchotchke for my bookshelf. The possibilities are endless – Plastic, wood, iron, furniture, shoes, accessories – even cabinet hardware!
Jazz up a picture frame!
Add a cute touch of tchotchke to your shelf!
So grab some Goodwill good finds and a can of spray paint, and start creating your own fabulous pieces!