If you didn’t know by now, I have a penchant for elegant designs. The “Hollywood Regency” design style is one of my personal favorites. It’s a reflection of the golden age of Hollywood and art deco influences. This style is … Continue reading
Spray paint is one of my favorite DIY tools because it can transform almost ANYTHING! It can take an old, worn-out accessory or piece of furniture and instantly make it look new and modern. The other great thing about spray paint (besides being inexpensive at under $10 a can!) is that it is very versatile. Whether you are just looking to freshen up something old while maintaing its charm or hoping to completely modernize something, spray paint can do it. Indoors, outdoors, small or big — Your creativity is the limit!
Here is an example of an outdoor iron chair that had seen better days. Here’s what we did with some black spray paint:
You can now really appreciate the beautiful detail in the chair and it looks completely fresh and new. You can pick up finds like these at secondhand stores and garage sales for cheap and most spray paint is less than $10 a can. Another great use for spray paint is on accessories. You can take an old, ugly piece and make it whatever color you’d like. Have you noticed the popularity of high-gloss, white or brightly colored accessories lately? They are all over magazines and HGTV. Here are some examples of inspirational accessories from Z Gallerie:
Items like these can be found all over — your home, your grandma’s home, secondhand stores, garage sales, the beach — you name it! Even better, they will be personalized to YOUR color scheme and YOUR specific taste. And on top of it all, it’s actually pretty fun. :) Just make sure you follow all the precautions when using spray paint — do it in a dry, ventilated space, wear a protective mask and safety goggles, and cover anything in your workspace that you don’t want to get paint on.
Hope this has inspired you. Good luck, DIY-ers!!