March 8, 2012

How To Spray Paint Accessories

I'm sharing my DIY centerpiece today and the cheapest way ever to repurpose your old mismatched knick-knacks.

I've really been wanting some milk glass lately, but after seeing the price of it at the antique store over vacation, I got to thinking I could probably create a similar look with spray paint.
 So, I raided my closets and found a few random bits of junk.

None of it matched. None of it was pretty. All of it was random junk you can find at any thrift store.

To update my little knick knacks, I used my favorite off-white spray paint, Rustoleum Heirloom White. It's not a stark white and it's not's the perfect soft white.

The perfect soft white spray paint - Rustoleum Heirloom White. Great for updating old knick knacks that are different colors!

I took my one can of paint (you don't need much), and headed out to my backyard with my junk. Spray paint your items sitting up straight. Let them dry. Flip them over and spray the underside.

So, that's what I did today. Find Junk. Spray paint it. Assemble in a pretty fashion. I love how cohesive random junk looks when you spray paint it the same color!

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  1. Those look amazing... just like milk glass! Great job :)

  2. New to your blog - so glad I found you! I am your newest follower.
    Love this quick DIY - is there nothing that spray paint can't fix- up?? ;) The way you placed the vase and candlesticks are so perfect! I also love your bathroom makeover - the stripes are so lovely! Please visit my blog and say hello! Love to make new bloggy friends and follow me back if you would like :)
    Heather @

  3. It's amazing how a can of paint can transform pretty much anything, I love it!!

  4. Love 'em! I spray paint tons of stuff too. I've got some vases people have swooned over and all they are is thrift store finds spray painted black satin ;-) What works, works!
    Your centerpiece is VERY pretty, chic and cool!

  5. Aww, I love milk glass. Reminds me of my grandma. :) I'm going to have to try this!

  6. I love your ideas and would love a place big enough to do a lot of projects. but quick question, what do you suggest I use on an 1800s pce of furniture that the would is chipping. I love this pce and need something to help hold it together w/o losing its character. Thanks so much, Rose


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