Friday, April 27, 2012

The Power of SPRAY Paint...

HOWDY Ya'll!

The weather has been fantastic the last couple of weeks and we have entered into what I like to call "Spray Paint Season".

I spend so much money on spray paint I think a FREQUENT SPRAY REWARDS CARD is in order here!  Perhaps I need to have a conversation with Walmart and Lowes...or better yet Krylon...

Thank goodness for spray paint!  Spray paint has the power to take something from drab to fab.

Spray paint can give an object a NEW LIFE...

I have spent MANY a minutes scanning over all the beautiful colors they have to offer all Walmart and Lowes.  Seriously guys, they have just about ANY color you fancy.

I always like to highlight one color that pops in each room.  It can be a piece of furniture, a lamp or some frames. Either red, turquoise, apple green, hot pink, navy--are all neutrals that work.  If you love a color that is in your rug or curtains pull it out and repeat it a few times.  It really makes a room fun.

Here are a few  projects I completed to kick off Spray Paint Season!


These finals were a sweet purchase from a bargain store for $8 each.  The terracotta is not-so-great, but painted cream or antique bronze, they are SHOW STOPPERS.  

Nice embellishments for the yard or inside the house.

You can tuck these little guys anywhere!

I love these so much, I bought two last fall and two more last week.  


I decided to give the little horse bookend I found at Goodwill a fresh coat of ivory glossy paint.  I am so into white porcelain right now and I think it's just what this little horse needs...

 The look is so classic!  I am in love!

I lightly sanded the horse and used Valspar The Perfect Finish in gloss spray paint.  Not one drip!  This is one of my favorite things to do with ceramics....just because the pattern or color doesn't work, doesn't mean you can't use it.   


Our garage lanterns have lost their fizzle.  My hubby was actually considering purchasing NEW lights...

        Have no fear...HOUSE BY HOLLY is here!

With a fresh coat of black satin spray paint they are PRISTINE.

Who's your MAMA?!


You may recognize this lamp I purchased from Goodwill and featured on "An Itch".  Click here to see my Thrift Store Adventure. With two kids. 

See the pop of red....I love this table.  It makes our family room fun. 

I don't have the "before" of this lamp, but if you could imagine one of those hideous brass lamps from the 80's--complete with a pinch pleated lamp shade. I painted it ivory and covered a shade with tissue paper ruffles.  Click here to see my cool ideas to embellish a little girls room with items you have hanging around your house.


This chair was a steal for $10 at a tagsale.   Ivory spray paint, damask burlap fabric and a little nail head trim completely transform this chair.  

This chair now sits in my foyer that is newly REFRESHED.  Click here  to see my small closet turned mudroom.


This frame was okay, but I could see it making a statement in a whole new way.

Adorable for a kids room!

I had a hodgepodge of frames that I spray painted satin black.  I purchased some mattes that all match to unify them as well.  This project could have cost a pretty penny if I bought all new frames that were the same color.  This is a super easy project with a big impact.  I may take this to another level and use scrapbook paper with various patterns and colors to cover the mattes. 


Nanny's German Coo Coo Clock was definitely a childhood favorite.  But I wanted to make it modern.

I also considered an apple green or a purple, but the robin egg blue won!

In a collage with a hodgepodge of some more frames, but this time I was going for a FUN look.  The pops of color on a couple of the frames is whimsical.  

Happy Spray Painting Season People!

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My friend Casey was inspired after reading my post and dragged these lanterns out of her garage to spray paint. 

They look brand spankin' NEW!

Keep up the great work Casey!

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  1. I love that little horse too! Very cute. Great redos!

  2. Cute! I definately have a few items that could definately be given life with a can of spray paint! (Stopping by via TT&J)

  3. What paint did you use on the porcelain lamp? Thanks! Great blog and ideas!!!

    1. I used Valspar The Perfect Finish in Lovely Buff Gloss-- just lightly sand the lamp and spray right on. I like this one for any type of porcelian because it dries super fast and does not drip.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. hello :) where did you purchase those finials -- good find ! :) also, what color spray paint did you use for the bronze finial ? thank you , happy day :) :)


  5. Hi Molly,
    The finials were purchased from Ocean State Job Lot for $8 each. I used Rust-Oleum dark bronze spray paint to transform the finials. Spray painting season is almost here again! Can't wait to crack my cans open. :) Thanks for reading!

  6. Your COO Coo clock is so cute.. what a fun idea.

    Tonita @

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