31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 28 Metal

Just like wicker, most people are well aware that spray painting metal is easy and a no brainer but check out some of these spray painted metal items that I bet you never thought of!









31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 17 Window Treatments

More spray painted fabric transformations – Window Treatments


31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 16 Fabric

Day 14 I posted photos of spray painted upholstery and today I’m going to continue with the same theme.  Check out these inspiring photos of spray painted area rugs,  For instructions, click on the photos.


 Cute welcoming mat, love the wood grain

  Stripes in gorgeous colors make the outdoor space pop

  Can’t get enough of chevron pattern these days

Bold color and pattern creates drama

31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 6 Chairs

Everyone has one…that one-off chair; maybe found at the flea-market…maybe handed down from G-ma; however it was acquired, most of us have a cute little “occasional” chair just waiting for attention and a spot in the house.  Grab the spray paint, maybe some fabric – and give it the TLC it’s craving!





31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 4

31 Day series continues.  This post will be brief as I have a big staging day, however, I made the 31 day commitment so I’m not going to skip a day!


Wicker is a no brainer when it comes to spray painting and I bet almost everyone has painted a wicker chair but check out some of these creative transformations…who would have thought to spray paint a wicker bag???






31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 3


It’s amazing what spray paint can do to transform and update a lamp.  Lighting can be expensive so before you throw out that lamp, that ugly outdated lamp, try a little spray paint.  You might also try local thrift stores or garage sales, look for beautiful shapes and lines.  I’ve searched the web and here are some of my favorite transformations.

source: shelterhub.com

source: Refunk my Junk

source: Apartment Therapy 

4.99 Thrift store lamps

15.00 lamp shade – beautiful!

source: remodelaholic.com

I’m including a link for step-by-step instructions on how to spray paint a lamp  –http://www.whitehouseblackshutters.com/2012/05/how-to-spray-paint-a-lamp.html





31 Days of Spray Paint – Day 2


I am currently in the middle of collecting old, ornate, flea market/thrift store frames with the intention of creating a beautiful art installation.  I’m going with white but that’s a personal choice.

This is what I have so far

Just found these gems, plan to remove the mirrors

This is my dream installation – although my walls are not white, the sizes and layout is what I’m working towards

Great way to add color, love the blues

Or even better – blues, corals, and white from Theshabbyshak at Etsy

Very sweet

Love the shapes and colors

While I love the emtpy frames; how darling are these white ornate frames with family pics?  source: Brocade Home





I’ve decided to join The Nester in the 31 Days series. She has a wonderful blog and  I’ve been following her for a while now as she creates her “imperfect” home.  I love her mantra “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”  For the entire month of October, along with her and many other bloggers, I’ll post on my blog everyday.  My subject is dedicated to objects transformed by spray paint.  I love spray paint ; it’s easy, affordable, and can be used on pretty much anything.  My favorite brands are Krylon and Valspar, I always prime first (both Krylon and Valspar have spray primers).  When using spray paint, I generally do it outside on a big sheet or drop cloth or in the garage with doors open.

Day 1 – Spray Paint Glass Bottles

It is so simple and easy to transform glass bottles with spray paint.  First prime and paint any bottle, any color you want.  Check out some of these ideas.  Shop your own home or local thrifts stores and garages sales


Root beer bottles, so cute!

Wine bottles


Love the twine embellishment


Rolled in Epsom salt and then spray painted

Here is my recent project, I found a bunch of oil bottles at Goodwill for .50; I like their shape and love it even more with a number stenciled on it.

Burlap Happy

Burlap makes me happy and lately I’ve been totally burlap happy!  I use it a lot in my own home, on the windows, lamp shades, table cloth, and even christmas stockings. I love the texture it adds to my home and spaces I decorate.  It’s very inexpensive and comes in a variety of textures and colors.  Recently I staged a model home (will post on that soon when I get the pics) and used it in the nursery, yes the nursery!  The uses for the fabric are limitless, here are some of my favorites.



I love the juxtaposition of the burlap paired with the romantic elements, gorgeous


Fresh and clean used as a runner on top of a crisp white table cloth



So sweet, DIY roman shades

Ballard Designs

Love the white on burlap from ballarddesigns.com


Paired with mercury glass, beautiful!


Budget/DIY Tip – update a shade you already own using spray adhesive and wrap burlap around the shade.  Finish the edges with trim or ribbon or, as  I prefer , leave as is






How awesome is this DIY headboard?  For step-by-step instructions – http://www.dooleynotedblog.com/2011/11/02/diy-burlap-headboard/


O Romeo Bridal – etsy.com

Rustic burlap and lace, so sweet wedding guest book

Katie Two Shoes Vintage – etsy.com

Gather a stack of books


Southern Living

Creative way to wrap a gift and so pretty!

Accent on Design

Cute Christmas candle

Apartment Therapy

And even wallpaper, very cool






Mid-Century Home in Kirkland

This classic mid-century home in Kirkland went through some light remodeling before we staged it.  Check out the transformation of the now updated home.

Living Room before

After…so bright and cheery

Dining Room before


Kitchen before

After…by bringing in the bistro table we are showing that is is a real eat-in kitchen

Master before

After…serene color pallete and DIY headboard make the room so inviting (DIY headboard post coming soon)

Bedroom before

After…another DIY headboard

Bedroom before

After…we chose bright and cheery colors to brighten the basement bedroom which had limited light coming in.

Office before

After…we positioned the desk to showcase the beautiful view outside