Monday, June 18, 2012

Spray Paint project!


I spray paint!!!  Why, because this stuff can pretty much change anything into something pretty to look at.  Frames, furniture, glass, even shoes!!!!  I'm still trying to convince theHubs why I have so many spray paint cans or why I keep buying more....lol!!

I spent one of these past Saturdays spray painting outdoor plant pots.  They were due for a upgrade.  When we first moved into our new home we had no plants what so ever, the front door looked sad and lonely.  My mother-in-law gave me this potted plant, it is a type of Ivy.  The pot was painted white, probably with house paint not sure and after 7 years the paint has chipped away.  I sanded down as much as I could as you can see from the picture below.


It's no secret, I love easy projects.  This was super easy too!  I didn't remove the plant, because I was lazy and I said I loved easy projects.  So I just covered the plant with a plastic bag, tucked in all the long Ivy arms and pushed wooden skewers in around the bag so I wouldn't get spray paint all up in there. 

Ta-da!!  Fresh and white! 



I picked up this salmon colored pot at a garage sale for $1.00, yay!!  I washed and dried this baby and it was ready to be painted.  I loved the shiny color it had, it just didn't go with the outdoor color of the house.  So I just chose another shiny color to make a statement in the entry way.   



LOVE IT! Who doesn't love a nice turquoise?



Now, they are ready to show off!



I just put them here to take the picture.  They have since been moved, the blue one is on the walkway now.  

Everyone have a fabulous day, stay cool if it's hot out or stay dry if you're getting the rain! 

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41 comments:

  1. Spraying something is really not a bad idea. You did a good job with the pots and gave me the incentive to spray paint a few things in my house that needs to get done before the in-law visits.
    Thanks
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love the color, I just painted a tricycle about the same color.

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  3. Hi Fifi, A coat of spray paint made those planters look like new. The size and shape of the white one really comes to life when it was changed from black to white! And what a sassy and fresh color the turquoise is! Great idea!

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    1. It does doesn't it, I love spray paint.

      I'm glad you like them.

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  4. Those really turned out great. I love the shine and the turquoise was a great choice!

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  5. They look fab - I have been spray painting recently too! Spray painting can save a lot of money and you have something unique too.

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  6. Give a gal a can of spray paint and she will create something wonderful!!! Love the color too. Hopping over from Anita's Cowgirl Up, I m a happy follower of your sweet blog.

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  7. They look great! Visiting from Raising 4 Princesses. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday party that is going on now. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-2.html Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse. PS I too live right outside of Houston. Small world.

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  8. Spray paint and duct tape fix everything! LOVE these....the blue is gorgeous and the white is classy!

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  9. I love spray paint too!! Your pots look fantastic! Megan

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  10. I'm always amazed at how everyone else seems to be able to get such a lovely shiny even coat of spray paint. I inevitably end up with blobs and streaks. Guess I'm just not patient enough. Your planters turned out awesome~ Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  11. Love! Next to my glue gun, spray paint is my favorite project source! Thanks for sharing these at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

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  12. I love that blue color! Love easy and fast projects.

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  13. I love spray paint! And your pots look great! Such an easy way to change things up! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  14. I love that blue! It turned out amazing! I love spray paint too!!

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  15. These look lovely! I would love to do this, but I'm rubbish with spray paint!

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  16. Just recently learned that you could spray paint glass. I love it. Nice job.
    http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Your flower pots really turned out great. Its amazing what a can of spray paint can do! I just refinished a wrought iron goodwill find using spray paint. When you have time, I invite you to come check it out.

    I'm curious to know what is your favorite brand of spray paint?

    Jennifer
    http://decoratedchaos.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I'm glad you liked them.

      I love using the Valspar spray paint from Lowes.

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  18. Isn't it great? You can make everything new! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  19. Very pretty! I love spray paint too. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  20. Spray paint is so fun to work with. This is such a cute idea! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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  21. I love this makeover. The turquiose is great. I have been spraying several garage sale pots myself. Thanks so much for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

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  22. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/waste-not-want-not-wednesday-3.html


    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

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  23. You know how I LOVE spray paint projects - quick and easy up cycles!
    JoAnn

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  24. Gotta love spray paint... lol I love spray paint!!!

    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY
    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  25. Spray paint is a girl's best friend! You did a great job recreating your planters! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  26. Great repurpose/upcycle! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  27. I agree that spray paint ROCKS! Your makeovers look great!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Ebracing Change

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  28. They both turned out well but especially that turquoise number. That is gorgeous. SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT from the salmon color. :D Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful. Loved it.
    p

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  29. I so love spray paint! What a fantastic way to change things up a bit! Love the turquoise.
    Kim

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  30. This made me chuckle because there are very few things I haven't spray painted. My friends are always teasing that they never know what they'll find drying in my driveway. Love what you've done here!

    Tammy

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    1. Hey Tammy,
      Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. Lol, yeah I know what you mean, I get that "look" from theHubs when I have something in the garage.

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  31. I am a huge fan of spray paint! Love that blue

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  32. I so need to get onto the spray paint wagon!!

    The blue is FABULOUS!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening :)

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  33. I definitely love the turquoise! thanks for sharing your creativity with us and I can't wait to see what creative project you'll share this week.

    have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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  35. What a very nice idea in doing this. Thermal Spray Coating , need not be a dangerous process, if the equipment is treated with care, and correct spraying practices are followed. As with any industrial process, there are a number of hazards, of which the operator should be aware, and against which specific precautions should be taken.

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