02 March 2012

More Spray Painted Madness

Another gorgeous Sunday last weekend meant another day on the deck with my can of spray paint. I had some leftover gold spray paint from my wall leaf project and decided to use it up and revamp a few more things to use in the guest room.

The victims this time?

This small old mirror was a thrift find from years ago. I haven't had a place to put it and it's been sitting in my closet forever waiting for a home. 

This is an old frame that I just stopped using. The picture in the frame is one of my favorite pictures of my grandparents at a New Years party.

This little owl piece was either a thrift find or given to me by my grandparents. I honestly can't remember. I had stashed it with a collection of other various owls in the guest room dresser.

This owl was bought from Pier One a few years ago. It has a mini twin about half the size, but that one is sitting on my desk at work being used as a paper weight.

Lastly, I have this old frame. I'm not even sure where it came from. It's been in the basement with my collection of frames that I keep in case I need one for something. I used to have picture frames in all shapes and sizes and colors all over my house, but I've swapped those out for other decorative pieces. 

Once I gathered my goodies and prepped the mirror for painting, I set up camp out on the deck and got to work.

I lucked out with another non-windy day and it only took me about two minutes to do each coat of spray paint on all the items.

It took 4 even coats of spray paint to get everything covered. The mirror and the owls took a little extra time and effort because of the detail in their design. Some of the items took the paint easier than others. The green owl, for example, needed a little extra TLC since it has a glossy painted finish. I was actually surprised how well it took the spray paint, it just needed to be applied a little more carefully than the rest.

After enough coats and once everything dried they looked like new.

I've built a decent collection of goodies to use in the guest room. 

I found this great little leaf dish at my grandparents' house last weekend.
It needs a little cleaning, but I thought it would add a nice touch to one of the nightstands.

And I am STILL on the hunt for some great vintage frames. I have these old wedding photos from our parents and grandparents that I want to display on the guest room wall in a frame collage. I may resort to painting other old frames with gold spray paint as I'm not having much luck so far with finding any.

This weekend is dedicated to working with my pallets! I'm honestly not sure how much work I have ahead of me and I'm prepared for this project to possibly take a few weekends to complete, but I'm anxious to dive in and get started.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I can't wait until we move and buy a house!! I love the guest room colors. I can't wait to see it all come together.

    1. I'm so jealous you get to start with a fresh house! Good luck on the move. I'm very excited for you guys. :)

  2. Love this! The gold owls are my favorite (maybe because I have an insane owl obsession...) but I love DIYs and decorating so I really enjoyed this post! Check out my blog for an old window repurposed into a jewelry organizer!

    1. I'm an owl lover myself. I'll definitely check out the old window project! Love the jewelry organizer idea.