Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It's Simple to Repurpose Old Things with Spray Paint

Repurposing furniture is all the rage these days.  It is an affordable way to update old furniture. 

 This was so fun, fast and easy!  I want to spray paint everything now!!  You probably have a few things just lying around your house that can use a face lift.  It´s a great way to recycle and a great way to add that touch of fun into your home.

Hose down or wipe down furniture before starting.  Make sure furniture is completely dry before painting.

Apply paint primer by s
praying an even coat on the furniture using short strokes. This helps avoid paint drips. Let the primer dry 10 minutes. 

I wore a face mask because of the fumes.  You can also wear gloves to protect your hands from the paint.

Apply spray paint.
Let the paint dry 10 minutes. Apply the second coat. Let the second coat dry completely before use.

Using primer is fast and easy. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface.

After the primer dried,  I spray painted each chair with the color of my choice.  I chose multiple colors but you can do what ever you like.  You may want one color or more.  Painting it yourself allows you to choose the colors that you like for your home.  

This was after the first coat.

So many colors to choose from.  
Here is what I used...

First coat....

I had a little blue left over and decided to make an accent piece with a terra cotta pot I already had.

This whole project took less than 3 hours including drying time and cost $40!!   


  1. I love how brave you are with your color choices - they really pop!! I'm a huge fan of up-cycling with spray paint myselfand really liked what you did. I am also looking forward to seeing what you end up planting in your table top pot!!

    1. Thank you! My husband and I were discussing what to plant in the little pot...haven't decided yet??