Is spraypaint one word or two? Spraypaint? Spray Paint? And now I’ve typed it too much, and they both look weird…
ANYWAYS, a super easy way to transform anything – spraypaint.
I recently found this sidetable at an Estate Sale (aka, indoor garage sale of old people stuff) for $6. I wasn’t in love with it, but for $6, I couldn’t say no! A few coats of paint later, it was transformed:
Better, right?! I put it in the corner of my dining room with a sad looking plant on it….
The spraypaint is “Ocean Breeze” and I actually used a can that I had leftover from spraying my chandelier. Which is yet another example of the way that spraypaint can transform an item – - see, it was lovely before:
And much better now (although I still can’t decide on the shades dilemma - I’m leaning towards crafting some shades made of clear beads, but I need to get that in the works…)
In both these situations, I was sure to spray on primer before spraying on the color. The primer helps the paint to stick and helps the paint color to show strong in less coats.
After a few coats on the sidetable, I did have an issue I’ve never come across before – the paint started to bubble in a spot – I had to scrape it off and start over, which was a little frustrating. So I didn’t end up doing the best job on it, but I figure it’s in an off-the-beaten-path corner, so it won’t get too much attention.
Oh, and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw this little owl from the Dollar Store a while ago – once again, a great example of how spray paint can really change the whole look and feel of something.
Have you ever transformed something with spraypaint??
And random, even Trevor has been spray painting – but the manly version. Ever heard of plastidip? I’m hoping to talk him into guest posting about it this afternoon, so stay tuned for that…
UPDATE: you can read Trevor’s Plastidip Post HERE