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Don’t Toss It! Revamp it!

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Hi Friends,

Today I have a super simple, super quick DIY. And surprise surprise, it involves spray paint. I think I should have named by blog Spray Paint My Space. 😉

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How many times have you had a garage sale where you’ve sold off decor that is outdated? Like, every summer, right?! Well. If you are me then it is every summer. Because I get bored VERY easily in my home. It’s a problem for sure. But I’m taking baby steps to resolve my revolving decor issues and step #1 is what this post is all about.

Take a look at these vases (below). Kind of blah. Mercury glass had a moment a few years back and I bought the vase because everyone else liked mercury glass and it was cheap. Turns out, I’m not really a huge fan. So this vase has sat in my basement or on some hidden shelf for several years. But I love the shape of it! And same goes for the pottery. It was gifted to me but it simply isn’t my style. But the shape is perfection. So as I was doing my seasonal purging of decor I thought to myself, I really like the look of white vases. I have these vases. I have spray paint. I should make these vases white. (Can you just image my inner dialogue?)

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BEFORE

Now, if you have read any of my posts, you know that I like to spray paint things. Wreaths. Chalkboards. I’ve done chandeliers, outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, flower pots, etc…. But what I have NOT used is CHALKED spray paint.

I knew that I didn’t want a glossy finish. I wanted the satiny finish that chalk paint offers. So I thought to myself, “Self- what have you got to lose? You were going to sell these vases for $.50 in three months anyways.” (See the kind of brilliant logic I used?)

So I did it! And I’m glad I did. Though, I would have done some things differently. So here is a super quick tutorial. Like, don’t blink. It’s quick.

  1. Clean the item you are painting REALLY well. I don’t know why, but this paint didn’t seem to adhere as well as normal spray paint.
  2. Follow the directions on the spray paint can. I know. It’s groundbreaking. But when it says to hold the can 10-12 inches away they REALLY MEAN IT. Unless you are looking for some kind of new fine art to display where those paint drips are totally and completely intentional. 😉
  3. Do more coats than you think you need. Chalk paint does not cover as thoroughly as regular spray paint. Or at least, in this project it didn’t. It is my first experience using this kind of paint so perhaps in another project I might find different results.

That’s it! And if you aren’t completely happy with the results of your project (ahem…remember those drips?) then just do as I do and plop it on a shelf way up high where it isn’t as visible. Thus, Grace in my space.

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AFTER

Anyone else have chalk paint experiences to share?

Be blessed!

Sarah

P.S. See that sign? Yes, that sign that your eye was instantly drawn to instead of my basic vases? The one that says “Today is a good day for a good day”. Well that sign is AMAZING and it is made by Our Kindred Home. If you want to shop their Etsy store then click here and use code KINDREDHOME10 for 10% off your order through the end of February! {Insert cheering!}

{I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. Psalm 104:33}

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