Saturday, February 12, 2011

I ♥ Spray Paint

When I saw this little set of shelves at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, I nearly passed it up because of the color.  That barn red just wasn't working for me.  But, the little scallops and "polka dots" were definitely calling my name.  Hmm... what to do, what to do??


Well, get out the spray paint, of course.


Aaahh . . .  the transformative power of spray paint. 

It's such a quick & easy way to make your thrift store finds work in your home.  Barn red probably looked great in someone else's house, but around here there's a lot of white & yellow & blue. 


So, if you're ever hesitating to pick up a thrift store treasure because the color isn't right, think again.  A little spray paint may be all that's needed to make it work for you.

~ The End ~



 

24 comments:

  1. Wow, what a pretty transformation! You did a great job. I really love the blues and yellows together. And bluebirds are my favorites. Have a good weekend! Hugs, Cheryl

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  2. That unit was too good to pass up! It is beautifully transformed!
    Great job and I like all your "little pretties" in it.

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  3. Well, once more you've made a marvelous transformation. What a great find. I like your decorations as well. You sure have an eye for good things Kim!

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  4. How cute you have made that shelf. It's perfect for what you have in it now. Good job!

    Kay

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  5. What a difference! It's as beauty now and everything looks so pretty on it too! Way to go! ;D

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  6. Oh it is a sweet shelf. I am looking for something like it for my toilet closet in our master bath. I hope I can find one as cute as yours!

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  7. Looks great! I have something I;m thinking of painting....you might have just given me the push I needed to do it!

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  8. Wow you've done wonders with a little bit of paint. Very Nice!!

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  9. Oh so pretty, really love the little cut out polka dots too!

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  10. Dear Kim...such a sweet treasure for your home! So pretty! Sunday Blessings ♥ Teri

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  11. Kim, how very cute! And those birds look almost exactly alike! So much cuteness is hard to bear.
    Brenda

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  12. Great job, Kim, since visiting your blog, I have grown to love yellow,and blue more than ever., the colors you use in your home are so inviting and fresh.
    I am getting a lot of ideas, thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  13. You did a great job. It is always a joy to visit your blog.
    Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day

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  14. Kim, it turned out beautiful! Love a can of spray paint!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Oh my goodness, you did an amazing job of making the red cabinet into the beautiful white cabinet. The blues and yellows against the white is so elegant looking. Your decorations are so pretty!!!
    BEAUTIFUL TRANSFORMATION!!!

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  16. It looks gorgeous! Love the fresh, crips white.

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  17. This turned out adorable and I love the little vintage treasures you tucked in.

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  18. Great transformation! It is perfect. Is there a particular kind of spray paint that you use? Can't say I've ever tried 'spraying' a wooden project.

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  19. It's amazing the difference colour makes. It looks wonderful in white and you've decorated it so prettily.

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  20. What a beautiful makeover! And I love how you have accessorized it. Yellows and blues are always fabulous together. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

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  21. Judy,
    I used and interior/exterior satin paint for this project. This one is made by Valspar and says on the can "ideal for: wood, metal & more".

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