Spray paint -- the easiest way to update just about anything! from Thrifty Decor Chick

Spray paint — the easiest way to update just about anything! from Thrifty Decor Chick


We have experienced some attractive weather lately — spring IS on the way! This time of year I normally get the urge to spray paint a little something after months of not finding outdoors a great deal. 

I’ve talked about the pleasure of spray paint many, lots of times above the years. It truly is these kinds of a low-cost way to update so several items! I gathered some of my favorites to show you just how remarkable the modify can be. 

I’m also sharing a big are unsuccessful…but much more on that in a minute. 

My most loved spray portray venture to day (and that is a very long time) is our coach light-weight redo at the old residence. They ended up wanting actually worn (they ended up Significantly darker than this when I put in them): 

How to spray paint outdoor light fixtures

And immediately after cleaning the glass and offering them a shiny new coat of paint, they looked wonderful!: 

Spray painting outdoor light fixtures

They held up wonderfully — even I was stunned. They even now seemed quite darn great when we moved seven years afterwards. 

I have sprayed lots of outdoor products around the years due to the fact — these hose guides were being searching really rough: 

I will spray paint anything

As you can see, oil-rubbed bronze (or, ORB as we named it back again in the working day) was my go-to: 

Spray painting outdoor items
I have spray painted SO Quite a few light-weight fixtures around the years. It truly is these an simple way to update a light-weight from the 80’s. Verify out that incredible taping task! (See how I did that at the hyperlink.):
Updating 80's light fixture with spray paint

A person of my favorite strategies to use spray paint is on shiny brass. I current these Goodwill lamps into stunners:

Spray painting brass lamps
Dark blue dresser white lamps
I afterwards painted that wooden mirror when I changed up the lobby — there was also much wood heading on. I really like the pop of black!:
White board and batten wall for cheap

I observed this bathtub caddy on clearance several years ago — spray paint and some stenciled numbers wholly reworked it!: 

Cute rolling caddy makeover

I have shared tutorials on finding the finest complete quite a few times in excess of the several years. You can see my spray paint test evaluating unique brands for coverage below:

spray paint coverage comparison
I wrote this post all about spray paint (and answered numerous questions) decades again, but it truly is nevertheless good data. Love the blast from the earlier shots in that one particular!

This 7 days I obtained out in the lovely climate and sprayed 1 of my favorites — floor vents!: 

Painting floor vents with spray paint

Yep, you can even spray paint flooring vents. They hold up pretty darn perfectly. Our original vents are a gentle coloration that actually pops off the hardwoods — a coat of “ORB” and they are good to go!:

Spray painting floor vents

Now…one of the merchandise that did not fare perfectly, and it is really just one I get asked about a lot. 

spray painting brass door knobs

Not perfectly! It was a person of my only spray paint fails. BUT there are a couple solutions I share in that write-up that could generate a improved outcome for you.

Have I confident you to test spray paint in excess of the yrs? Any hits or misses you have encountered?

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