If your home office needs a fresh new look, it’s time to break out the spray paint. It’s easier than ever to paint a variety of surfaces thanks to new paint formulas. The biggest challenge will be choosing a color from dozens of on-trend hues. You can even paint fabrics with the right product!
Give basic round mirrors a holiday update using wreaths as frames. Pick up an unframed beveled edge mirror from the home improvement store, then search for a wreath with the same diameter. Secure the wreath directly to the face of the mirror with liquid bonding adhesive, then hang indoors or outdoors for holiday flair.
An electric blue mirror, identical glass lamps and black and gold side table stand ready to greet visitors who enter this transitional office. Spray paint swirls and ribbons add a whimsical touch to the white walls, as though to remind guests not to take themselves too seriously--even in a place of work.
Designer Cecilie Starin repurposed spray paint cans used by muralist Ian Ross, whose work is displayed on the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015 dining room's walls. The cans serve as colorful art installations and can be easily moved around within the installations. The urban design is juxtaposed by a Louis XVI mirror hung over the black marble fireplace.
This etagere was also sourced at an Atlanta thrift store. Henderson repurposed the piece with black spray paint to fit with other black metal items like the coffee table and mantel mirror in the room. Better still, if the etagere paint gets chipped in transit you can always cover those glitches with a fresh coat of black spray paint.
Designer Kristina Crestin spray painted the plastic Kartell gnome stool a custom blue color to complement the chartreuse tile shower. Since kids use this space most of the time, the client didn't want a ceramic stool.
Create DIY ornaments for an adorable tabletop display or to decorate your full-sized tree. You will need the following materials: 5 five-gallon paint sticks (about 1 1/2 inches wide), acrylic paint with brush or spray paint, black wire (available at craft supply stores), scrapbook paper (light colors work best), accents such as stars, snowflakes, etc. (available at craft supply stores, optional), Mod Podge, printer and templates (available free at Today’s Fabulous Finds).
Lay the 1’ and 6’ pieces on a drop cloth and use spray primer to coat completely on one side. When dry, flip and prime the opposite side. Repeat with spray paint, adding additional coats as needed for full coverage. It is not necessary to paint the 3’ pieces.
Wipe planters clean with a damp cloth. Place planters upside down on a drop cloth and cover completely with spray paint. Apply additional coats as necessary for full coverage. Turn planters over and paint the rim and inside the rim.
Always apply multiple light coats of spray paint, rather one or two heavy coats. If you do heavy coats and don’t wait long enough in between coats, you run the risk of having that permanently “sticky” feeling on the piece. Hold the can about 8″ away and just spray a light coat, overlapping each pass and releasing at the end of each.