I must confess that I have not always used spray paint.
I guess I thought that using it was taking some sort of shortcut, and I am a do it right or not at all kind of gal. I was wrong. It was a lack of experience that caused me to doubt the joys of spray paint.
Discovering HOW to spray paint has really made a difference. Using a good metal primer is crucial (in my opinion) for flawless adhesion. I have painted a number of brass lamps, and primer has been key in getting a perfect top coat.
BEFORE: Brass lamp with good form
A $4.00 Goodwill Lamp, easily mistaken for a $100.00 lamp.
If you have something you love, but have become bored with it, why not give it a coat of paint? I find that I have no fear when it comes to painting something that I only paid three dollars for.
Ho hum vintage owl
AFTER: Fun mod accessory!
BEFORE: Gnarly dresser drawer
AFTER: Paint and paper transformed
Side table, freshened up with a coat of glossy white paint.
Find something on clearance? Not your colors?
AFTER: Fits right in!
Hostess tables transformed
(Blue Ocean Breeze)
More brass lamps
BEFORE: Beautiful shape
Revamp a tired chair with a jolt of red
Wimpy tray color
Lack luster clock
Ready to go back to the goodwill...