Friday, July 29, 2011

diy {spray paint makeovers}

 If you are a lover of thrift stores and yard sales (like me) then spray paint can be one of your very best friends. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform and makeover a secondhand find (or give new life to something of your own.)

Here are a few very basic tips:
-work in a well ventilated area
-the object should be dust free and dry. 
-use primer!
-apply thin multiple coats
-follow the directions on the can for safety tips and recoat times

Here are a few of my latest spray paint makeovers:
This wooden leaf tray wasn't in too bad of shape before but now it looks crisp and clean with a few coats of white. It makes for a very cute catchall for my jewelry.
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AFTER
I liked this old candle holder's rustic and antique look. I actually had it for a while but then decided to give it new life with some metallic spray paint. Now it is a lovely holder for my earrings.
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 AFTER
I don't know why a lot of my projects turn into jewelry organizers, I don't intend it that way but that's just how they come out! But since we're on the subject, here's a fun idea for you. Ever since I saw this picture on Pinterest I have been on the lookout for an old garden rake. I just happened to drive by a yard sale over the weekend so I stopped to take a look. I didn't find anything that peaked my interest so I was just about to leave when I saw this...
BEFORE
AFTER
All it needed was a little spray down with the hose and now it it a cool necklace holder.
Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

  1. SARAH! The rake is exactly what I have been looking for but didn't even know it! Thank you for sharing this - I've been looking for creative new ways to display my necklaces (besides the ole' denim photo board w/ push pins). Now I am on the lookout too - let me know if you see another rake. ;)

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  2. Great Ideas ... however I loved the natural state of the first two prior to alterations !!

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  3. Love them all !! Also where did you get the necklace with the brown seeds ? Did you make it ? I have a similar one from when I was in Africa and was trying to be eco !!

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  4. I agree! These are wonderful, but you should have just left the first two in their natural state! :)

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  5. The rake idea is perfect-- we even have a broken one right now!

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  6. I love the rake! Here's my latest jewelry holder out of an old wooden clothes hanger.

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  7. Here's the link http://a-heart4home.blogspot.com/2011/08/finished-friday-easy-diy-necklace.html

    sorry I forgot it in my first comment :)

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  8. Love them all ! especially the rake.

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  9. I never would have thought of the rake for a necklace holder. How clever. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I just discovered your blog. I love it! Thank you for all thèse wonderful ideas!!!

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