22 Reasons Why Spray Paint Is Your New DIY Best Friend


Do you love to DIY it up in your house?  Are you all about finding great thrift store goods and making them like new again? Did you know you can save yourself the time and hassle of painting stuff and just spray paint it instead in half the time and almost no effort at all?  Ok, we’re done sounding like an informercial.  But, seriously, you need some spray paint in your DIY arsenal.  Here’s why: 22 reasons why spray paint is your new DIY best friend.

1. Give your coffee table a face lift

Give your coffee table new life by using the mirrorball spray paint and faking a glass top.

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2. Get some drape hangers

Use one of those plant hangers, but spray it a fun color and turn it sideways first.

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3. Make some pretty garden baubles

You could spray some plastic or foam balls on sticks with mirrorball spray paint and have some pretty things for you garden.

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If you’re ready for a new look but don’t want to shell out all that money, just spray it whatever color you like.  There are spray paints that have fun and easy textures too.

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5. Fix old leather quickly and easily

Spray painting leather is the easiest way to get a whole new look on your upholstered chairs with minimal effort.

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6. Easy and cute trash can

Spray a cheap plastic dollar store trash can gold and suddenly it’s like, totally fancy.

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7. New look for your woven basket

Are you tired of the same old color with your woven baskets?  Why not spray it gold or silver or dark brown? There, that’s better!

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8. Breathe some new life into your knobs

Getting some funky new knobs and spraying them a bright and fun color can really liven up any furniture piece. 

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9. Pretty shelves

Take your basic cheap Ikea shelf and turn it into something that’s anything but basic!

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10. Make it mercury

Make glass things look like mercury by spraying water and then looking glass spray paint on top of it.  So cool!

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11. New light fixtures

Take that brassy gold out of here with an oiled bronze look brought to you by spray paint!

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12. Darken your outlets

Make your outlets blend into the wall by adding a color that’s just right.

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13. Fun growing stick idea!

Instead of using a wall, make a growing stick by spray painting a tape measure and then adding doodles, numbers, names and ages as you go along.

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14. Get some cute mats

Those boring plastic mats aren’t so boring anymore! Spray them a fun color to add a pop of color to your front door.

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15. Update that patio furniture

You don’t need to get all new patio furniture just yet.  Why not spray your stuff some other color and revel in how new it feels.

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16. Update your old boots

Old rain boots with a new color= one happy girl in her rain boots!

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17. Be colorful and creative

If you want a gold striped fridge, then go for it.  The sky’s the limit with spray paint and your creative mind!

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18. Tin buckets

They’re actually plastic dollar store bins, but now they look metal with some spray paint action!

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19. Spray paint fabric!

Did you know that you can spray paint the fabric on your couch?  Well, we don’t recommend this for any couch but an outdoor one is perfect for this.  Spray it whatever color you like and it’s like getting brand new cushions.

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20. Gold planters

No more bland terra-cotta pots.

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21. All new door knobs

Spend a few bucks on spray paint and get a whole new look on your fixtures.

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22. New sink fixtures

Spray painting your sink fixtures is a great way to save money!  You’ll get an updated look for a fraction of the cost.

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