Day 9: The Power of Spray Paint

October 15, 2022


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It’s cheap, it’s quick, and it can refresh an item to give it instant NEW LIFE!! It had been so long since I had spray-painted something I almost forgot how magical it can be.

Before Spray Paint

Here are three items that recently got a new coat of paint and a fresh life in my home.

First, this fabulous painting with expressive brush strokes and a 70’s vibe.

70's vintage floral painting

Second, a mirror with a cornucopia of wooden fruit… strange? Perhaps, but for some reason I was drawn to it 🙂

70's wooden mirror

And third, a pair of lamps from Amazon. They had the exact shape I wanted but the colors didn’t quite mesh with my space.

Pineapple lamp from Amazon

Like every good spray painting project, it started with a thorough cleaning.

cleaning mirror to get ready for spray paint

Then I taped everything off with frog tape and computer paper.

Taping off a picture frame for spray paint
taping off lamps for spray paint

Once it was all taped up, it got hauled outside for a fresh coat of spray paint.

After Spray Paint

I added a new lampshade and painted the lamp base antique white. I love how it brightened everything up and really allowed the lampshade to shine.

white pineapple lamp with green shade

The mirror got painted antique white and made a nice addition to the overflow guest room.

bedroom corner with green velvet chair and spray painted mirror

And lastly, I spray-painted the picture frame a glossy meadow green. I feel like it made the whole painting a bit more fun and lively.

Green spray painted picture frame

Changes Made

  • Spray painted all the things!
  • Replaced the lampshade to add a custom look.

Lessons Learned

  • A few cans of spray paint can do wonders!
  • Be patient and thorough as you’re taping off the parts you don’t want painted.


Recap and What’s Next?

If you’re just catching up, here are the previous posts in the “before and after parade!”

Tomorrow I’ll be talking about styling a bookcase and showing you our sweet built-in bookcase on the stairs.

See you then!

xo, Tessie

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