Today I want to share with you the before and after photos of how a can of spray paint can give a tired worn piece a new look. First is the Adirondack chair my son made in 4H when he was 10. It’s made from cedar so it’s held up wonderfully but it was looking a little tired and boring so a can of black spray paint came to it’s rescue. It always amazed me how paint can make such a big difference, it’s still the same chair yet it has a whole new look.
Next up is the 1980’s table that I picked up at the Shipshewanna flea market in the late 80’s. First I can’t believe It’s been around that long and second why I didn’t paint it sooner I’ll never know. Once again I used that same can of black spray paint and positioned the table to hide the horrible heart cut out in the wood. Nothing says 80’s like that heart cutout, mauve and country blue. Boy I’m really giving away the family secrete here…..and yes I had a home decorated “country” when “country” was in.
The last paint project was the old flower pots. I was looking for new but the cost made me rethink my plan. I wanted the look of concrete so I used the stone texture spray paint in tan (the pots the ferns are in) to achieve the look for a few dollars. I’ve had the pots hanging around for a couple of years and hated to buy new just because these didn’t fit into my color scheme this year. So nothing a little spray paint can’t fix. If I use the “stone texture” paint again I will purchase a regular finish paint color close to the stone texture color and paint it on first, like a primer, that way I won’t need as much of the texture paint.
OTHER OUTDOOR PROJECTS UPDATED WITH SPRAY PAINT