15 Things We Completely Transformed Using Spray Paint
When it comes time to add more flair to your décor, the first thing that you may think to do is buy new pieces. However, you don't have to say goodbye to your original housewares in order to give your space a new look. In fact, there are a number of alternative ways to revamp what you already own. Sprucing up items in your everyday life can begin with one easy-to-use crafting material: Spray paint. This product can be a swift change to your usual crafting process by allowing you to take control of your custom projects. It all starts here with projects we have hand-picked to help you diversify your use of this creative item.
Spray paint can elevate anything from a pair of earrings in your jewelry box to candleholders you can add to your dining table. To spray paint, shake the can well and trigger the nozzle, pointing to coat your object of choice. Drips, crackling and uneven coverage are all common problems that can be avoided if you work patiently and know what you're doing.
Spray paint can also be an essential tool you use for your seasonal projects. The holidays are rarely complete without plenty of shimmery details and colorful touches throughout anyone's home. To make this a reality in your household, try out a pumpkin project featured in this gallery with its lacy no-carve detail. It will be guaranteed to make a statement on your porch for Halloween—alongside a spooky "black magic" wreath for the front door. Read on for even more ideas to make these projects your own year-round.
A worn pair of earrings? A necklace that's lost its luster? Use spray paint for an instantly reworked wardrobe. Just don't forget to cover the clasps with tape before you spray-paint them with a new color. For protective purposes, you will want to lay the jewelry on top of a protective material like newspaper. After you spray the jewelry, the finished products will be eye-catching pieces that you can dress up or down for any occasion.
Gift Bags and Boxes
To present a green gift—rosemary, orchid, paperwhite, mini boxwood—in a unique way, spray-paint a paper sack in a metallic shade. This craft will be perfect to spice up the ordinary for gift giving all times of year. The effortless appeal of the spray-painted bag can also serve as goodie bags or party favors at an event. This can take the pressure off of buying other gift-wrapping supplies to keep your focus on the party you plan.
When Easter is hippity-hopping on the way, consider an easier all-in-one batch approach to egg decorating. These shaded shells are a combination of brown and white eggs with half of them dyed in faint lavender or bronze, then spray-painted in contrasting colors on all of the tops. The project will boost your holiday event and allow all the kids to take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt cap off festivities for the day.
It can be challenging at times to think about updating furniture in your home without having to do a complete overhaul. This won't have to be the case with this upgrade to a metal stool. You can apply the techniques from this project to reinvent style in your kitchen or other areas in your home. The best part of this DIY craft? It only requires spray paint, a cardboard box, and your choice between rosin paper and drop cloths.
You can add a gold touch to your décor with this project. The candleholders will align with the spray-painted lanterns with their shimmery hues. While many do-it-yourself projects can involve an array of materials, you will just need gold spray paint to add to lanterns for this creation. Place these lanterns in any spot in your home and it can be sure to grab your attention and your guests' eyes when passing by the craft.
These flowers are inexpensive and can be found almost anywhere, but who else would think to spray them for a dazzling display? Inspiration will bloom with this botanic creation. The touch of spray paint will add a patriotic feel in the red, white, and blue hues. The craft can also push you to use spray paint during other festive times of year. Your home will radiate creativity with effortlessly bloomful bouquets to top off your décor.
Yes, you can even spray-paint paper! Remember your travels with friends and family by spray-painting mementos onto paper and creating a unique stationery from every trip. To begin, gather some seashells, water, paint, and a small spray bottle; cover your work surface. Add one teaspoon acrylic paint to a small spray bottle. Fill halfway with water; shake to mix. (For a more translucent solution, add more water.) Arrange shells or pebbles on note cards or another paper item. Spray paint mixture over shells or pebbles. Let dry for about 30 minutes before lifting objects.
Headed to the beach? Us too! These straw accessories have a whole eye-catching new look with a can of silver paint and some silver raffia to make fashionable tassels.
Everyday appliances like lamps are essential, but that doesn't mean the style has to stay the same. Round up your spray paint, a cardboard box, painter's tape, and a protective mask to tackle this must-try project. You will thank us in advance for helping you bring life back to your metal lamp. To give this appliance a much-needed upgrade, all you will need to do is follow the easy steps and tips for a brand-new lamp without the hassle.
When in doubt, you can count on spray paint to transform the most surprising pieces of furniture in your home. Top on the list? Sofas. This project takes a turn from the ordinary couch revamp by likely infusing a couple of your favorite things: the comfort of home with a pop of color that can catch the attention of anyone visiting your home. The trick of this trade is to use a paint sprayer to evenly cover the sofa for a new touch to your original piece.
Copper Pipe Towel Ladder
We know that keeping things organized at home is no easy feat. But we are sure that keeping your belongings tidy and also looking stylish along the way wouldn't hurt. That's where this project comes in. You can elevate your bathroom style with a copper pipe towel ladder that beautifully exemplifies form and function.
Or better yet, use it on pumpkins! We love this project because all you need are two household items: stockings and spray paint. The former becomes a stencil for a chic, no-carve lacy pumpkin for fall. This creative take on pumpkin decorating will put your DIY skills to the test in an easy way with the simple-to-follow steps. Just leave the pumpkin to dry after spray painting before removing the stockings during the crafting process for a perfect finish.
Add some eerie elegance to your usual porch-side décor during the Halloween season. All you need is black spray paint to turn your seasonal grapevine wreath with flowers into a bewitching display. Lay out your dried grapevine wreath onto a flat work surface to begin. (Tip: A stack of used newspaper will protect your work surface from spray paint.) Using wire cutters, snip faux flowers from stems. Arrange and hot-glue faux flowers onto dried grapevine wreath. Spray entire wreath with black paint and let dry.
You won't have to wait until autumn to make this Thanksgiving-themed craft your own. Make your own traditions, starting with a good-as-new cornucopia basket that could make any avid crafter jealous. The glittery appearance will be the perfect fit for year-round celebrations, and the inside will still be great to store away fruits and vegetables for everyday use. You can even put a personal twist on the task with fabric of your choice to line the basket.
The spray paint projects can continue into Christmastime with this unique take on a holiday tree. The PVC-pipe tree will allow you to skip the typical tree you keep stored away for safe keeping or the real one you purchase for the season. You can add this to your wall if you are tight on other space and fill in the pipes with goodies that you would put in a Christmas stocking. This will be a way to keep traditions fresh for the years to come.