Update Anything With These Easy Spray Paint Projects

These spray paint projects are beginner friendly, so do not be afraid to try these spray paint ideas using stone paint or Behr chalk paint on items such as Califia farm bottles, vases, mason jars, and more!

If you do not feel totally confident in your ability to spray paint, try spray painting an item that you do not care about as a test.

Once you get the hang of spray paint, it is so easy and you will want to try to all of these projects in your home.

Paint is a quick and easy way to instantly change the look of an item.

I love that a coat of paint can cause such a dramatic effect in a room or on an object. 

Here are some of my favorite spray paint ideas that brought life back to tired outdated décor.

Rust-Oleum Stone Spray Paint Project

This Rust-Oleum stone spray paint is so cool, but there is one problem with this stuff.

I want to use this spray paint on everything!

I’ve been looking around my house for anything that can use a coat of stone spray paint. 

stone painted vase
Stone Painted Vase

How to Apply the Rust-Oleum Stone

First shake the can of stone spray paint to mix up the paint before applying it to your item.

Place your items in a well ventilated area, and cover the surrounding areas to prevent the paint from splattering.

mason jar spray paint projects
I used 2 medium sized mason jars and 1 larger mason jar for this project.

I used clear mason jars and a larger mason jar that was previously painted gray for this project.

To apply the spray paint to the mason jars, hold the can of spray paint about a foot away and press the nozzle down.

Making sure to apply even coats of spray paint around the entire mason jar.

Tips and Tricks When Applying Stone Spray Paint

Do not apply thick coats of paint, as this will cause bumps and paint drips down the sides of your mason jar.

I went a little too heavy with the spray paint around the top of the mason jars as seen below.

This is after 1 coat of spray paint on the medium sized mason jars.

If you applied too much spray paint like I did above, a second coat of spray paint will even it out.

Then allow the spray paint dry for about 30 minutes in between coats.

I used a total of two coats of stone spray paint for this project.

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After applying 2 coats of spray paint to the medium size mason jars.

Keep in mind the color of the stone may vary if your item is already painted.

The below mason jar was already spray painted gray before I applied the stone spray paint.

The gray lightly showed through the stone, but I love how this came out. 

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The larger size mason jar was spray previously spray painted a light gray.

If you can’t tell by my floral arrangement below, I’m already decorating for fall.

Yep, you heard that right it is August and I am one of those crazy people.

Already made my first pot of pumpkin coffee and pumpkin spiced muffins and it is only mid August.

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After Applying Rust-Oleum Stone Spray Paint

I might of slightly confused my toddler because now he thinks Halloween is any day now and he keeps watching Halloween show on his iPad.

The nice thing about these mason jars is that I can use them all year long.

I am planning to rotate out the floral arrangement all year, so I can enjoy this DIY spray paint project throughout the year.

spray paint ideas for the holidays
Simply change out the floral each season to use these all year!

The box that I have the mason jars displayed in was purchased from Michael’s craft store for less than $10!

I was thinking of making my own box for the mason jars, but this box from Michael’s was so cheap.

Spray Painted Curtain Rod

I was changing the look of my master bedroom on a budget, so to save a few dollar I spray painted the curtain rod.

A decent curtain rod starts at $25 and up, so every dollar counts when you are trying to update an entire space.

Plus who feels like hanging new hardware for a curtain rod, not me!

Before

I already had the spray paint from a previous project, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

To update a wood curtain rod, simply sand the curtain rough with fine sandpaper to roughen up the wood.

Then wipe clean and apply spray paint. Once the rod has dried, hang it back up.

After

To see my bedroom refresh for less, check out my post here!

Chalk Paint and Stone Spray Paint Ideas

Here is another quick spray paint project to update outdated holiday decor.

My mother in law was giving away free holiday decor, so I couldn’t turn down this candle holder lantern.

The gold wasn’t that bad on this lantern, but it just didn’t go with any of my current decor.

Before

First I applied a single coat of gray chalk paint over the entire lantern, making sure to cover the gold completely.

Then I let the lantern dry for a few hours and applied a light coat of stone pray paint.

I did not spray the stone on very thick because I wanted the stone to look like falling snow on the lantern.

I love how it came out!

Next time you come across some cheap or free decor give it an update with spray paint.

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After

Easy Spray Paint Ideas Using Behr Chalk Paint

I had know idea that Behr made chalk paint until I saw it while browsing the isles at Home Depot.

At the time I didn’t have a specific project in mind to use this spray chalk paint, but I knew I would come up with something and the spray paint was cheap.

I recently went dairy free after changing my diet and lifestyle, so I started drinking coconut and almond milk.

Califia Farms makes the best coconut milk and coffee creamers.

Their products come in a really cool shaped bottle, so I started saving these bottles because I knew I could make something out of these.

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Before spray painting these bottles

How to Apply Behr Chalk Paint

Behr chalk paint was one of the easiest spray paints to work with because the paint went on so smooth.

Just like with any spray paint you want to work in a well ventilated area, cover your surrounding areas with drop cloths, and wear a good mask.

I typically wear N95 masks when I spray paint and stain, but they are hard to come by right now.

So, I worked in a well ventilated area and didn’t wear a mask this time.

Apply your first coat holding the behr chalk paint about 6-12 inches away from the item that you are spray painting.

Wait about half an hour in between coats of paint.

I applied a total of two coats of paint to cover my clear plastic Califia farm bottles.

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After applying 2 coats of Behr chalk paint. So smooth!!

The Califia Farms bottles came out so smooth using Behr chalk paint.

After the bottles were completely dried, I started to add twine around the rim of the bottle to make this look more like a vase.

Simply just apply hot glue around the rim of the bottle and lightly press on twine around the rim.

Keep working your way around the bottle adding hot glue as needed.

Then tuck the end piece of the twine behind the existing twine on the bottle to hide the end.

behr chalk paint projects using Califia farm bottles
Now to cover the top of the chalk painted bottles
Califia farm diy projects
Keep adding random drops of hot glue and cover with twine.
table scrap decor
Here is my table scrap with Califia Farms
bottles!

Spray Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

Here is another easy spray paint idea that is perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, nursery decor, and much more.

The colors can be adjusted to match any color scheme or theme that you are going for.

Items Required for Mason Jar Centerpieces:

First spray paint your mason jar for the centerpiece, while this is drying you can start working on the tulle and fabric.

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Tulle Center Piece

I found it easier to place the craft skewer into the foam ball while I was adhering the tulle and fabric.

After you insert the craft skewer into the foam ball, place the skewer in a vase or bottle that will keep the foam ball upright.

It is easier to work on the foam ball if it is standing upright.

Cut tulle and fabric into 2 inch wide strips and about 8-10 inches long.

Then fold the the tulle in half while pinching the folded end.

Attach the folded end to the foam ball with either a pin or hot glue.

Then keep working your way around the foam ball with the tulle until it looks full.

Start adding strips of fabric the same way as the tulle by folding strips of fabric in half then pinching the folded end.

While holding the folded portion of the fabric, secure the end with a pin or hot glue onto the ball.

Once you are happy with the look of your decorated foam ball, insert the skewer into your spray painted mason jar.

Then add a matching bow onto the skewer to finish the ceneterpiece.

If you have extra fabric leftover, you can also make a banner to match your centerpiece!

bridal shower center piece
Tulle Center Piece

Chalk Spray Paint on Furniture

I loved this Rust-Oleum spray chalk paint because it was very easy to apply and gave a nice matte finish.

I preferred the spray chalk paint over regular paint for this small accent table has a lot of small details.

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How to Chalk Paint Furniture

The spray chalk paint easily covered these areas in just 2 quick coats.

I had plenty of spray chalk paint left over that I used it to make decorative baskets!

Chalk Spray Paint Ideas for Crafting

I rummaged through random items that were stored in my basement to make my own decorative baskets.

In my search, I found jute charger placemats that I could repurpose into diy decorative baskets.

Decorative Baskets using chalk paint
How to Make Decorative Baskets

I’m constantly moving things around in my home to see what will work better in each room.

So, I couldn’t justify spending hundreds of dollars for basket wall art that I will remove in a few months. 

How to Paint a Bathroom Vanity

I used this same paint to upgrade my bathroom vanity and mirror frame. View our post to see how they both turned out.

Modern Accent Wall

Easy step by step directions to install a modern painted accent wall for any space in your home.

This modern accent wall can be customized to fit into a small or large space, and will instantly update your bedroom, nursery, bathroom, or living room.

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