Sunday, August 8, 2010

Spray Paint Adventures

I'm probably a little late to hop on the spray paint bandwagon. I've spray painted a few things, but nothing fancy or exciting. I found this cute key at Marshall's the other day and I love it but didn't love the color so much.

So I decided to grab some spray paint and transform it. I painted it a lovely shade of blue:

Found the perfect spot for it, right next to the door! And I actually JUST made the art above it...the space felt empty and I needed to fill it up. Luckily, I'd bought some embroidery hoops a few months ago and it fit the space perfectly. I made some flowers and added some pearls for a little cuteness.

And of course, I didn't just buy blue spraypaint...I also bought yellow.

I bought this bottle of wine a few years ago (just because it was a cat!), and it was purple, however, not the prettiest purple. Much better now.

Last weekend we were up in the bay area, staying with Those Corwins. We hit up an antique store and we found these AWESOME brass deer. Not a big fan of the brass decor, so I spray painted them grey :)

I like that the paint is super cheap and you get a lot of bang for your buck! This is going to be an addiction, I think.

Are you a spray painting fanatic? What kinds of things have you spray painted?


Michelle (michabella) said...

OMG I LOVE THAT KEY! I have been looking for one at TJMAXX and ROSS foreverrrr now.

Love the color you spray painted it :)

Lauryn said...

Look at you spray painting machine! Those things look awesome now that you've added some color! That key is ADORABLE. Don't you just love Marshalls and TK Maxx? You never know what you're gonna find!

molly june. said...

alyssa! HI! :) how have i never been to your blog before? i saw you were coming to lorie's on tues so i thought i'd come say hello before i meet you in person. (this relationship is going way to fast, btw! ha.) SO nice to "meet" you. any girl that loves grey deer is a friend of mine :)

Ashley and Brian said...

Thanks for the review on the litter box, can't wait for the new one to get here!

I too love spray paint and all of its wonders. I have spray painted wine bottles white, which I love against our large black chalk board. I have also painted tacky picture frames white and black, and one of my favorite projects was actually these terrible wooden plaques that had country looking pictures inside. Check out my site if you want to see some pics.

Love the key!

richelle jean said...

i looove spray paints! i just love making stencils.

Steph said...

I love them all! The key!! And those deer turned out so cute! I'm glad you found them, and for a pretty good deal I think.

.jimaie.marie. said...

I LOVE LOVE that the key ring is a giant key!!!
LOVE. I want one so badly!
How cute is all this stuff? I love the deer so much! Grey was a good choice :D hooray for spray paint! You just have to get one of these nozzles, It was like $2.50 and SO WORTH IT. TJ was skeptical and then he used it and fell in freaking love. YOu think you're addicted now? Bust out this sucker and you'll want to spray everything LOL!

Band of Brothers said...

so fun! love those deer!

rachel k. said...

I just found your blog through Freckled Nest. That key hook is amazing! Great color choice!

Mermanda said...

That key is amazing! My husband spray painted an old black and brass chandelier that was in our home when we bought it. It is now sleek and white and it looks pretty sweet. I'm definitely a fan of the spray painting!

k. davis said...

ohhh I LOVE the color you changed your key to! And I'm a huge fan of spray painting! Stopping by from Freckled Nest and wanted to say, "Hi"

AMBER said...

Really cute blog! I'm subscribing now!

Thanks for participating in the giveaway on Freckled Nest!

becks said...

I have yet to go on a spraypainting adventure, but I have a black end table that I'd love to paint a turquoise. Yours turned out beautifully!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog via Freckled Nest. I totally love the key.. and these others are great ideas too! Thanks for the inspiration - and keep up the great work.

Megan -