Take a look at these spray paint ideas for easy ways to update your home! Paint is such a simple way to change the look of your space.
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Spray Paint Ideas for the Home
This week I worked on updating the accessories in my one room challenge space! I did that using some fantastic spray paint ideas that I came up with. It might not sound like I accomplished a lot, but I’m on the right track. These spray paint ideas are such SUPER easy ways to update your decor or make new decor! I have used spray paint to update two pieces (hopefully a third) and am planning to create one large piece of drop cloth art!
The great thing about using spray paint to update your home decor is that it is cheap! I had all the paint on hand from left over projects, so it didn’t cost me a thing. Even if I you have to buy it, it doesn’t cost very much.
Spray Painted Goodwill Lamps
The first of my spray paint ideas started with these table lamps that I found at one of the local Goodwill stores where I live in New Jersey. I don’t usually go to Goodwill, because I feel like Habitat for Humanity’s Restore has a much bigger selection when it comes to home decor and furniture. I am so lucky that I wandered into Goodwill on half price day!
I walked out with these two lamps for $3.00!
I KNOW!!! What’s even crazier is that the lamps still had the original price tag sticker on the bottom of them and they were priced at $359.95!!! WHAT!!!???
Obviously these were quality lamps, which made the decision to purchase them even easier. My plan was to paint them and create a similar look as seen in these images below, but for a much cheaper price!
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I used Behr chalk paint in a spray can to paint the lamps. My original plan was to have the lamps flank my bed, but I decided to get some gold wall sconces for either side of the bed. Since the sconces are more like task lighting, I needed a table lamp in the room. The low dresser was the obvious place for the lamp and it provides a good amount of light in the space.
If you look closely, you can see a little bit of texture, which I really like. The paint went on really nicely. I found the shades at Home Goods for $9.99 and ended up having to get a new shorter lamp harp. They cost around $3 each.
For a total of under $30 I have TWO new lamps that look should have cost me around $600 according to the Pottery Barn lamps!
Spray Paint Art on Drop Cloth
The second spray paint idea is to use spray paint to create art! My plan is use a drop cloth and cut it down to size. Then I will tape off a section of the drop cloth and spray paint it using some white spray paint. I’ll post an update when I have completed it! I am going for something graphic like these prints:
I was given the jewelry box below from Pottery Barn a few years ago for Christmas. It’s a great mid-size jewelry box and perfect for our small master bedroom. They don’t sell the exact one anymore, but below are a couple of similar ones.
I can fit it on either of my two dressers and could even fit it in my closet if it was configured a little differently. Therefore, I don’t want to get rid of it. It was looking super yellowish now that everything in the room is a crisp white, so I decided to spray paint it!
I used one of my favorites, Rustoleum paint and primer in one in a semi-gloss/satin finish. I covered the glass top using paper and painter’s tape. Removed the knobs and covered the jewelry box in three thin coats of spray paint. It came out beautifully and fits so much better into the room!
Spray Painted Fan Blades
When I bought my fan, I was on the same dark wood kick as my furniture, so it’s no surprise that the blades are dark! In order to stay inside my $500 budget to update the room I knew there would be no new fan in the space. If I could get a new fan in the room, it would definitely be one of these Hunter fans below. I am obsessed with these! Until then, my white fan blades will have to do!
Here is the plan for this coming week! I am sure you are getting sick of hearing me say that I have to figure out what I am going to do for my nightstands, but it’s true! I still have not decided yet! I’m planning to go back to Restore and maybe Goodwill. I also have some side tables that I got at Restore a couple of years ago in my basement. They already have been painted, so I wouldn’t have to paint them. However, they are meant to be placed long ways and that would look funny.
If I wasn’t planning to only spend $500, this would not be as hard!
Week 5: (still the same)
- Decide on nightstands or paint mine white
- Add THESE gold and mother of pearl knobs to my nightstands if I keep them
- Decide on desk and put it together- (I’m thinking about THIS one and THIS one.)
Cost to Date
I’m updating my master bedroom while only spending $500, so I have had to be resourceful. Some things have been super easy and other’s have not.
This week was great for the budget!
Here is the cost breakdown:
- GOODWILL TABLE LAMPS– (2) $3.00
- LINEN LAMP SHADES– $19.98
- SPRAY PAINT- $0 (leftover in my basement)
TOTAL THIS WEEK: $22.98
TOTAL OVERALL: $435.52
Head on over to the One Room Challenge blog page to see how everyone is doing in the fifth week of the challenge!
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