Have you ever purchased supplies for a specific project and had leftover bits, bobs, knobs, and paint? It’s safe to say most of us have been down that path before. This project is quick and is a great way to make use of extra spray paint. Many of my mini projects have a catalyst; in this case, I had just gotten a new bedspread (on sale) from West Elm. The guest room was dark, gloomy, inherited from my husband’s apartment, and screamed every bit of “post-college dude bedding”. We wanted our guests to feel relaxed and energized in this space, so it was only a matter of time until it got a little “redo”. What started as a simple bedspread changing task quickly evolved to a quick spray painting weeknight project which has given the room a new vibe.
Spray paint adheres best to solid materials such as glass, plastic, or dense wood. I noticed that I had a few items in the room that could use a second look– a desk accent vase, a glass jam jar doubling as a pen holder, and handles on the desk.
Spray Painting Tips
1. Tape off areas you do not want to paint over. In this particular case, I found that leaving a clear top portion added a nice element of interest to the piece.
2. Keep it clean! If you have smaller pieces, use an old cardboard box to contain the paint. I ended up using the shipping box the bedspread came in.
3. It’s always better to make light, small passes in order to prevent dripping. I did one coat before dinner and one coat after dinner.
In just one weeknight evening, the look of our guest bedroom made huge headway in its transformation! I didn’t spend a single dollar on supplies because I had used objects that were already around the house. Working on a small project of your own? Do share!