You’ve probably seen magazine images, Pinterest photos and even television programs where all of the decor items seem perfectly coordinated. Same colour scheme, same theme, perfectly staged etc.
It looks gorgeous – I completely agree – but how can the ‘normal’ person afford to go out and buy all new coordinating pieces just to stage a coffee table or bookcase?
I’m here to show you how a $8 can of spray paint can take your existing items and turn them into an aesthetically pleasing, cohesive look.
These are my owls.
I bought them a few years ago at HomeSense for about $6 and $8. I love the shape, the whimsy, the size of them – but I wasn’t in love with the colour.
Perhaps you have items in your home that you feel the same about. Size – check, shape – check, colours – negative.
I cheated on these and didn’t prime them. Because they are shelf decor and not being handled or used, I felt the paint-and-primer-in-one would have sufficient primer to do the trick. If these were decorative items that were being used – like a bowl that held remotes or candles or something, I would have used a separate coat of primer for durability.
As it was, two coats of Rustoleum’s Gloss White was sufficient.
Thin, light coats are the trick.
Two hours later – to give them drying time – and you’re done!
Much better right?
This is where thrift store finds can save you a ton of money and still have your home looking like a million bucks.
I saw this photo on Pinterest and had to share:
This might be one of the ugliest dishes I have seen. I would have walked right past this – but not Morena – she saw potential and created this:
Your turn – how about a thrift-store challenge?
Send me your best before and afters and I’ll feature you here!
….. and now for the WINNER of the Thirty-One Functional Solutions – Car Organization bundle…..
Congratulations Lanita! I’ve sent an e-mail to your account with instructions on how to collect your prize!
Have a great one!