Spray Paint? Oh Yes, Please!

I might possibly be able to write a whole book on all of the things you could spray paint.  It works absolute wonders and I'm convinced that whoever invented it was inspired by God to do so.  Here are a few things I've spray painted:

Landscape Lights  (Hammered brown Rustoleum from Lowe's)
They were speckled hunter green and black...not to my fancy.  I had to completely take each one apart but it didn't take much time and they got a much-needed bath.

Exterior House Lights  (same hammered brown as above)
They were worn silver and rust was movin' in.

Our Mailbox (yes, I love the hammered brown)
You can see it's 'before' picture on this page.  It was just a little too drab for us and since our house got a fresh coat of paint, it did too.  I also have in the works to paint our monogram "T" on it and spray paint little metal numbers that will be attached to the post.

Frames (Valspar spray paint from Lowe's...super cheap at $3.50 a can!)
Read about how these came about here.

Thrift Store Bowl (Base painted with satin silver Rustoleum and bowl with Valspar's white)
This pretty little bowl used to be stained and icky, now it looks like new!  After painting it, I put a coat of polyurethane on the inside so that fruit can be placed in it without tasting like spray paint...not sure if that would happen but just wanted to make sure.  :)

Planting Pots (Valspar's Mediterranean Blue)
I got thrifty one day with these. Read about this fun project here.

Getting spray-painted white soon:  Our blinds.
I've been going back and forth about painting these.  Since we've moved from having cream trim in our house to clean white, our blinds no longer match and they just look dirty.  We thought at first that we'd just save up the $150 or so to replace them but we have so many other things that we'd rather spend that money on that they'd probably never get replaced.  So, I've decided that I'm going to try one and see how it turns out.  I mean they come in all sorts of colors from the factory so they're obviously 'paintable', right?  Well, you can be sure I'll post about that day! 

These are just some of the things I've revamped (or am about to revamp) with a can of spray paint and my little pointer finger. I've also painted ceiling vents, the hinges and pegs on all of our doors, outlet covers, vanity lights over the mirror in our bathroom, baskets, and a wrought iron bench. I've had a friend spray paint an old brass chandelier to make it look stunning and another friend fix a scratch on her bumper with some of this magnificent stuff. It seriously covers almost anything and most things without needing a coat of primer (and my pointer finger is toned to the nines)! I've found that the best way to go about spray painting something is to cover with a few thin coats, with drying time between each coat, instead of one thick coat that can start bubbling and/or dripping. Spray using smooth back-and-forth motions instead of quick, shaking movements. Also, make sure you protect yourself from fumes while you're using spray paint! Spray in a well-ventilated area and if you're outside, make sure you're spraying so that the wind is carrying the fumes and paint away from you.


Have fun and watch the transformations begin! I'd love to hear stories and see your spray-painted creations so share, share, share!

7 comments

  1. lol bean you crack me up!!!!!

    =rock

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  2. I would like to exchange links with your site beaninloveblog.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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  3. Anonymous writer, forgive me, but I've only become blog-technology savy a smidge so I'm not quite sure what exchanging links means? :) Fill me in?

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  4. Hey, where are those frames going? LOVE the colors...

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  5. hey ann,
    they're all hanging in the dorm rooms of some awesome girls i hung out with last year. you can read more about our 'spray paint party' at http://beaninloveblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/dorm-daze.html. the colors do look so great together though, don't they? :)
    -sheena

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  6. Must be something going round cause I been on a spray painting frenzy myself. I am in love with oil rubbed bronze but I did find out it does not look good on whicker. LOL

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  7. Must be something going round cause I been on a spray painting frenzy myself. I am in love with oil rubbed bronze but I did find out it does not look good on whicker. LOL

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