How to Reinvent Your Existing Home Decor

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.

Ceramic owls - home decor

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.

Easy change.

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.

Ceramic owls - home decor

Thin, light coats are the trick.

Two hours later – to give them drying time – and you’re done!

Ceramic owls - home decor

Much better right?

Ceramic owls - home decor

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:

Spray paint thrift store finds to expensive looking decor

Image from Morena’s – click image for full tutorial

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:

Spray paint thrift store finds to create expensive-looking decor

Image from – click image for full tutorial.

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…..

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Congratulations Lanita!  I’ve sent an e-mail to your account with instructions on how to collect your prize!


Have a great one!

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