One of the easiest, and most inexpensive ways to renew things is with paint. I love having the ability to make something that is unattractive useful again, or change a color of a piece of furniture or an accessory to change the look in a room. I thought that I would show you just a few simple paint projects I did with spray paint, and some acrylic paint that I had on hand.
This little metal table had some turquoise paint that I had applied quite awhile ago. It was looking more than ‘shabby’ and I decided that I would like it to be white again. So I scraped the flaking paint, did a little light sanding and sprayed it with a slightly off-white paint.
I left it a little rustic looking, because I do like the ‘shabby’ cottage look, and it is an outside table that I will be using on my front porch.
Here is a little closer look at the top.
Here I wanted to add some color to some pots that I planted and placed around my patio.
I took some acrylic bottled blue paint that I had and lightened it with some white paint until I reached a blue that I liked.
I just placed it on an old towel and painted the outside until I covered it as much as I thought it needed. I like to experiment with paint colors and change them as I go along. Use your imagination and draw or stencil these! I like to use these colored pots to organize my crafting and sewing things.
I have this tall, slim pot holding my scissors on my sewing table. I mixed my paint so that the color coordinated with other blue items in my room.
Here I had a basket that I use in the bathroom for trash. It is painted a dark blue because I had used it in my son’s bath, but now I needed it to have a little more feminine look for my daughter to use.
I started spraying it with a white paint,
until I reached the ‘shabby’ look I wanted for that room.
I also painted this bookcase, which was black, and before that it was brown, so that it blended a little more with my sewing room furnishings.
These are just a few ideas of some of my recent projects. I bet if you look around your home, you’ll find a lot of things that you can paint!
Thanks for stopping by!