Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spray Painting DIY Projects

I bought this sphere at Target on clearance for $5. I didn't love the metallic gray so I decided to try gold. I don't know if it's the color of the paint or the fact that I was painting over an already dark color, but I didn't like the dark gold. I was hoping it would be lighter. So, I did another coat of purple and love it!

When I painted the sphere the first time I put it on a canvas and it didn't adhere well. The second time I hung it on an "S" hook on a perfect branch in our yard. Now I know to do that for the future. I will just put the imperfect side down on the table. 

Ellie chose the purple paint for her chairs in our backyard. We were at Home Depot and I let her pick any color she wanted. Great choice! The new purple chairs look amazing. I got these cute little Fisher Price chairs at a garage sale for 25 cents each. This was one of those projects I asked myself why I didn't do this sooner. Love the color!

I used Rustoleum's Grape in Gloss (the same purple for the sphere). The chairs are plastic so I sprayed a few layers and did a couple touch-ups this morning. 

The chairs fit perfectly with this $2 Ikea table I picked up at a consignment shop. Ellie and I colored and did a puzzle using her "new" table and chairs.

I finally spray painted our umbrella stand from a light wood to a darker one using Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze. It makes such a difference!

A few weeks ago I picked up this lamp on the side of the road- in a torrential downpour. I'm glad I grabbed it though because not only was it free and it works, but I love the shape. I went for a bright turquoise. Now I just have to find the perfect shade for it. I've already looked at Target and Home Goods. Next I will try Bed, Bath, and Beyond where I found our bedroom lamp shades. I'd prefer a white shade, but it has to be big enough to be in proportion to the base.

I also have plans to do these- a safari lamp and these two swans I found at a consignment shop for cheap. I plan to use them as bookends. I just have to decide on a color.

I love that spray painting is such an easy and inexpensive way to transform something. Have you spray painted anything lately? What are your favorite colors? The Rustoleum Grape is now one of my favorites.

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