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7 Easy Things to Paint with Spray Paint

These are easy things to paint that give outdated decor a new look without spending a lot of money.

Spray Painting is Fun!

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Here are some of my favorite spray painting ideas that brought life back to tired outdated décor.

Rust-Oleum Textured Spray Painting

This textured spray paint is so cool, but there is one problem with this stuff. I want to use it on everything!

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

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Stone Painted Vase

How to Apply Textured Spray Paint

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

Place your items in a well ventilated area, and cover the surrounding areas to prevent 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 stone to the mason jars, hold the can about a foot away and press the nozzle down.

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

Tips and Tricks to Applying Stone Spray Paint

Do not apply thick coats of the stone spray 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.

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

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

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 textured spray paint.

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

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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 textured spray paint vases 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.

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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.

Simple Curtain Rod Project

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

A decent curtain rod starts at $30 or much more, 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!

simple curtain rod
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.

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After

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

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.

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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 textured spray paint 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

Spray Painted Tablescape

If you have extra vases or bottles on hand then this is a quick and affordable way to make tablescape.
Give the bottles of vases a makeover with a coat of spray paint and add matching decor.

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.

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
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. 

Other Posts That Might Interest You:

Here are 15 diy home decor ideas that will help make your home feel cozy and complete.

Tips and tricks to build your own custom furniture without any woodworking experience.

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