Spray paint projects are fun because you get almost instantaneous results! You can spray paint a lamp or mirror in no time flat. Spray paint dries fast too. You can complete a project and have it sitting on your table or hanging on a wall in a couple of hours.
Spray Paint These Thrift Store Finds
You might have a few things at home that need spray painting. If not you can find all kinds of things at your local thrift store, flea market, or junk shop that needs a quick update.
There are all kinds of decor to hang on the wall at the thrift store. Most of it has an old outdated finish and needs to be modernized.
Mirrors are perfect for spray painting. A lot of old mirrors you find at thrift stores have that dark aged look to them and no one wants that. Find a mirror I spray painted metallic here..Best Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint Colors For Home Decor
Vintage Wall Plaques
I find a lot of old Home Interiors plastic wall decor at the thrift store. These plaques were gold and white; I spray painted them solid white then distressed the paint.
Metal and Wood Numbers
The number wall decor was a fun project. I spray painted all those numbers then attached them to the whiteboard using Dap glue. Find the project here....Decorative Wall Art | Hammer And Nails Not Required
I can't tell you the number of photo frames I've painted. It must be hundreds by now. I like white frames the best but I also like to try the new spray paint colors when they come out.
You can always find lamps at the thrift store, or if you are like me the lamps you have at home are out of date and can use a coat of paint.
Hey, this brass lamp makeover was super easy! I purchased this lamp for $4.95. I decided to paint it a pretty blue and change out the lamp in the “granddaughters” bedroom. All I did to prep the lamp was cover the top of the bulb socket with painter's tape and wrap the cord in a plastic bag. Then I sprayed it with two coats of blue paint and it was dry in under an hour.
Thrift Store Lamp Shade
I also found the lamp shade at the thrift store for $1.95. I purchased the shade a few months ago. I bought it because of the price and knew I would eventually use it. At first, I thought it was a Pottery Barn lampshade, but after a little googling, I discovered it was from Ikea. I love the embroidery and the colors.
I think of the rooster light as a nightlight. The bulb is too small to put out much light. The photo above with the blue paint is how I found the light. You can find the makeover here.....4 Farmhouse Style Chicken Decor Projects | Something To Cluck About
Old chandeliers, whether they have hanging crystal beads, glass details, or cloth shades look great painted. Candles or LED lights can turn the old light fixtures into garden or patio decor.
You can repurpose many thrift store items into bathroom counter organizers, dresser organizers, or kitchen catchalls.
Kitchen Display Or Food Stands
Spray paint a candleholder and glue a dish or platter to it to make a cute cookie platter. Or you can use the stand to hold fresh fruit or limes. Project here.....Make A Decorative DIY Cookie Stand | Thrift Store Decor
I spray painted an old fishing box, or it might have been a toolbox. It was metal and the spray paint covered it well. See it here....Repurposed Tool Box Becomes A Jewelry Box
I like using trays to organize stuff on my dresser or on the bathroom counter. I left part of the tray the original copper color for this dresser top organizer. It makes a great contrast to the turquoise paint.
Find a large metal or wood type container just the right size to hold cookbooks and paint it a pretty color.....Thrift Store Decor: Painted And Distressed CookBook Organizer
I painted these metal chairs and then covered the seats with furry fabric. Find them here....How To Paint A Metal Vanity Chair And Re-Cover The Seat
You might remember this metallic gold chair I just painted a couple of weeks ago to match a navy blue desk with a colorful transfer on the drawers. The metallic spray paint covered the wood so well. No complaints....Spray Paint A Chair Soft Metallic Gold
Another metallic spray paint project is the tiered centerpiece I painted a number of years ago. Table Centerpiece
This cute decorative clock was a super easy project and the distressing is just right....Spray Paint A Clock White And Distress The Paint
The wood tic tac toe game is a great piece but I wasn't feeling the dark wood so I painted it....Tic Tac Toe Game Makeover
Ceramic Owl Figurines
You can find all kinds of ceramic, glass, and brass figurines at the thrift store. I like to get a grouping of them and spray paint them all the same color. It makes a nice display....Paint Owl Figurines White
I painted a metal bucket then distressed it to look old and aged...Why Paint Your Flower Pot With Metallic Copper Spray Paint
This seashell basket project is really an old one. I love decorating with seashells. After painting the basket, I glued the shells on and added sisal rope to the mix.....Decorate A Basket With Seashells | Coastal Decor Idea
When I spray paint home decor items I do a bunch at one time. I round up stuff in the workshop and in my house that I want to paint the same color. Then I lay them all out on a board or drop cloth outside and start painting. Work smarter, not harder. Find the post where I painted all of this stuff at once here....How To Spray Paint Home Decor White
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.