Painted Spring Vases–When Science and Design Collide!


Katie at View From the Fridge was inspired by the fun, colorful Little Shirley Vases at Room&Board, but they were WAY out if her price range at $160. Katie noticed the shape looked familiar though. Then it hit her … 8th grade science class… Erlenmeyer Flasks! Katie purchased two ‘variety’ packs off Amazon for $6.99 each, spray painted them some fun, spring colors, and now they’re the perfect accessory for her home!

spring vase from flask

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Turquoise Painted Garden Stool


Corey from Tiny Sidekick lucked out when she found a ceramic garden stool at the thrift store for only $20. The color may not have been to Corey’s liking, but, as we all know, that’s a problem easily fixed with a can of spray paint! Amazingly, Corey’s painted garden stool looks identical to ones selling for well over $200!

painted garden stool

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Spray Painted Étagère with Mirrored Shelves


Jen from Girl in the Garage recently completed her very first knock-off project, an étagère makeover inspired by Ballard Designs. Jen had gotten the étagère from her parents, and while it was in nice shape, it had too much shiny chrome for her liking. It was nothing a couple cans of spray paint couldn’t fix! Jen covered the chrome with a warm, bronze finish and even refabbed the glass shelves to have a mirrored effect just like those of her inspiration.

spray painted etagere

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Add Nautical Flair with a Caged Sconce


Holly from Love the Tompkins added nautical flair to her stairwell with industrial style marine sconces. When Holly couldn’t justify spending hundreds on new lighting, she set out in search of a cheaper option and found a similar caged light for only $20. Thank you, Amazon! All Holly had to do was give it a couple coats of spray paint and then hang it on the wall.

caged wall sconce

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Goodwill Honeycomb Vase Makeover


There’s a whole lot to love about West Elm’s Hive Vases with their honeycomb pattern and distressed finish. Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane had been eyeing these lovelies for awhile and just so happened to spot a vase with similar honeycomb detail at Goodwill. Armed with spray paint and sandpaper, she gave the vase a hive-inspired makeover that really brought out all the detail. What a great technique for giving a new look to an old vase!

honeycomb vase

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Industrial Wood and Metal Craft Room Storage


Laura from Finding Home knew she needed to find a storage solution for her ribbon hoard collection. She already had a wire basket organizer in her basement that was fully functional but lacking in the style department. That Laura could take care of! She scoured the internet for inspiration and came up with the perfect plan to transform her plain wire drawers into an industrial-looking wood and metal cabinet. Isn’t it amazing what a bit of paint and wood can do?!?

craft room storage

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Silver and White Painted Nutcrackers


Wanna put a modern twist on the traditional nutcracker this holiday season? Check out these silver and white beauties from Allison at House of Hepworths. It’s hard to believe they were once rather scary-looking nutcrackers with crazy hair from the dollar store. Allison gave them a sleek, monochromatic makeover with some silver and white spray paint. Much better I’d say!


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Gold Pinecone Christmas Topiaries


Combining metallics with natural items seems to be the trend for holiday decorating this year. Jen from Tatertots and Jello brings those two elements together beautifully with these gold pinecone topiaries she created for I Heart Naptime’s Crazy Christmas Event. Jen simply glued mini pinecones to Styrofoam cone forms and then spray painted them for a glitzy gold finish. Are you totally digging gold too this holiday season???


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