It’s totally true…I heart spray paint. Once you start spray painting…it’s difficult to stop. You can literally make old into new. Trash into treasure. Totally addicting. Here are a few things that I’ve been spray painting lately…
Bought the wooden letter cut out from Michael’s for $1, spray painted it brown, hot glued ribbon and a big pink daisy to it.
I found a baby blue frame at Desert Industries for $4. It had a clean board (1/4″ ply wood) in the frame…no glass and no picture. So I primed and spray painted the frame brown and I primed and spray painted the ply wood with chalkboard paint. Yes! They make chalkboard SPRAY PAINT! Crazy and exciting…all in one can!
Dirty old spice rack to thread shelf
I bought a really dirty, old spice rack from Salvation Army for $2. After giving it a good scrub, sanding, and primering, I spray painted it brown. Yes. I adore dark brown. It is now my thread shelf. The drawers come in handy for bobbins and other sewing odds and ends. I know…I’m a genius. And my thread shelf looks so sad with only 2 spools. HAHAHA! I need to invest in more thread…
Free shelf (Thanks Sarah!)
My friend’s dad is a retired wood shop teacher. She brought me a lovely, hand-made shelf her dad made years ago and was going to get rid of. This, too, got the wrath of spray paint. It will be hanging in our hall bathroom after the renovations are finished.
Old magazine rack to Bedtime Story Stash
I saved the best for last! I found this for $3 at Desert Industries. I’m kicking myself for not taking a before picture, but I will do my best to describe…old, dirty, worn, plain, ugly, wooden, 70’s looking. I cleaned it, scrubbed it, primered it, and of course….spray painted it. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!
I totally recommend thrift store shopping. It’s a ton of fun and you save so much money. A couple Saturdays ago I went on a thrift store shopping spree with Ashley and Michelle. We hit 4 Salvation Armies, a Good Will and finished up at Desert Industries. I spent less than $30 and got gobs of goodies to re-create. It is way more gratifying making your home decor rather than buying it for an obscene dollar amount. Try it!