Sunday, July 3, 2011

All you need is a can of white spray paint!

For the budget conscious DIYer like me, a can of spray paint can be your greatest tool!  There aren't many things that don't look better when spruced up with a coat of white paint.  I love the brand-new, clean feeling that white accents add to my spaces.  I want to share a few simple projects I've done recently using my trusty can of white spray paint!

I took this old basket that I found in my mom's basement...  
 A little clean up and some white spray paint and turned it into this...
I love it!  It's a great place to store some healthy snack options that the kids are welcome to anytime
I found these great metal art pieces on clearance at Target.  They were perfect for Princess #2's bedroom, but the oil rubbed bronze was the wrong color...
Since these were so dark, they needed a coat of primer,
But in no time I had this great addition hanging on her wall!  Isn't that pretty against those lavender walls?  LOVE!  I will take you on a "tour" of her room soon.  It's almost finished, and oh, so cute!
In the entry closet, I have a stack of various frames that I am no longer using, so I decided to give a few of them a makeover.
(Look at that adorable, squishy little angel!  That's Princess #3 who is now 11. sigh...)
I also decided to use these two...
Look at that... my styles are all over the place...  Ornate & antique with sleek & contemporary!  Well, a fresh coat of paint will help blend these styles.
Here they are after a coat of primer...
And now, they are like brand new!  
I loaded the 8x10 with my new Independence Day printable from Pink Ink Doodle.  
You can follow the link, and get your own printable!  Tell her the Woo-Hoo Gal sent you!
The other 2 frames look great, but they haven't found new homes just yet...
Of course spray paint comes in handy for more complex projects, too.  You can read here about an 80's brass light fixture, that I gave a modern PB Teen look with the use of white spray paint, and some grosgrain ribbon.
So if the budget is tight, but you're ready to see some changes all you need is some white spray paint, and to go "shopping" in your garage, basement or closets.  Everyone has a treasure just waiting to be repurposed!  If you're not using it anyway, what good is it doing stuck on a shelf in a basement?  Don't be afraid to get out the paint and let the  inner creative you loose!

Keep Shining!

The Woo-Hoo Gal

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.



4 comments:

Anne Payne said...

Nice job!!! Love the frames & the iron work...I never would have thought of that :)

Pamela Stein said...

I always love me some quick, easy and affordable new projects!! I will try some of these out! =D Your newest follower =)

Pamela

The Woo-Hoo Gal said...

Thanks Anne, I appreciate your support!

Pamela, we're glad to have you! Woo-Hoo!

dharvey71 said...

Beverly....you are sooooo creative! You can see the finished product and that's something a lot of us lack the ability to do. Keep those ideas coming....I might just get my redecorating finished this year!

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