May 24, 2011

Transformation in a Can

A can of Spray paint (or a few cans in my case) can do wonders when it comes to transforming something.  I'm not afraid to admit that I am just mildly obsessed with this stuff.  Once I start spray painting things, I can't stop.  I literally think "what can I change next?".  It's a problem.  My husband only {kinda} jokes about it.  He thinks I am a little nuts...but in a good way (I hope).

Anyhoo, on Saturday I got busy painting away while Mr. Delicious was napping and the Hubs and Capt. Crazy were swimming.  The problem?  The bench in our loft/landing area upstairs.  The bench was free from an office closing, but it was way too traditional for my taste.  I knew it had major potential though.  Solution? Spray paint...DUH!


Before (Obviously)!
Behold the beauty that now greets me atop of the stairs.  Viola!
After (isn't she pretty)?!



The landing/loft area.  She made a great addition to the space.
* Bench (free).
* $20 in spray paint.
* I covered the cushion with an extra window panel I already had (free).
* I made the toss pillows simply by using a white Dupioni silk pillow cover, and an self- adhesive fabric Quatrefoil. I bought the materials from Joann's for $20 (with coupons). I already had the pillow inserts (free).
* Total cost to transform bench: $40 (not bad)! 


While I was a little "spray happy" I decided to paint a little end table I had in storage.  It now resides in my laundry/mud room and it is the perfect little table to put my sunglasses and keys when coming through the door.
Before (not doing it for me).
It was way too shabby chic for my taste, so I had to brighten it up. Viola!
After!  Much more fun. We keep our flip flops in the storage bin (to the right) so we can easily store/grab our shoes before heading outside to play.



The rest of the Laundry/mudroom.

Another view.  Lots more I want to do.  Chandelier light fixture, paint, wallpaper.....the list never ends.


* $5 in spray paint.
* Already had the table (free).
* Total cost for mudroom catchall table: $5 (love it)!

P.S.  Is anyone else in love with spray paint as much as me?
P.P.S.  Make it a great Tuesday! XoX

26 comments:

Lisa Harris said...

Looks fantastic! Good work lady. xo

The Noble Fam said...

wow what a transformation! you are amazing with spray paint in a can! I LOVE THE BENCH!!! and the table is gorgeous. Well done! I love how it pulls everything together. Makes me want to go get some spray paint now!

Jessie said...

Great job, lovely transformation on both bench and end table!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Katie said...

Did you prime the bench or just start spraying? I have an entry table i want to spray but evrrything i sprayed peels or bubbles!

Swirls of Happy said...

Hi Katie! Yes, I did two coats of primer (white primer) on the bench, and one coat of primer on the table.

Sophie said...

woah i think i will become as obsessed with spray paint as you are after seeing these amazing DIY's! you did such a great job. i love them both so much :) x

Browns said...

I love your bench! way cute! good job

Brandi-Lynne said...

you make me smile! we are in the market for a new home and when we get it....YOU my friend are coming shopping with me to find anything and everything that I can spray paint!!! I love you!!!

Cat said...

Spray paint...I love it! Your "new" bits of goodness are just delightful! I adore that yellow bench...what a happy sight! :)

xx Cat brideblu

Polyvorina said...

Put me down as another spray paint lover too! I love that you use color - it looks great! Especially the yellow bench. I have got to start being more adventurous. I always use white.

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I love it!!! That bench is so pretty in yellow!!!! I actually have a whole lot of spray painting to do this weekend! I can't wait to see how it all turns out :)

Alexa said...

Look at you! A great idea...and I love the colors that you choose, the yellow and blue are beautiful!
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Tereza said...

It looks so good, where do you get such nice colours of spray paint?

April said...

Love the way you've re-done your furniture and decorated your place! You have great style!

xo

Kimberlee said...

Wow! Way to go you. I'm lovin that yellow bench. Alot.

Krystal said...

spray paint is a miracle worker! when we moved in to our first house we had a on brown stove and refrigerator - we sprayed them black with appliance paint and they were like brand new!

The Soul Anchor said...

Oh wow! I stumbled upon your blog via Arielle's and I just LOVE what you did to that bench! My mother used to transform old furnature like this and I think it's positively awesome.

Jenna Lee said...

Love it all.....this is one of my favorite post of yours...and I am loving yellow right now, we just re-did our guest bathroom on yellow and grey!! Great Job!!

MapleandVine said...

so cute!!

www.mapleandvine.com

ps new follower!

Kelly said...

I too love spray paint! Those look like great colors! What brand and color? I love the afters!

My Beautiful Life said...

Wow! This turned out fantastic. I love what you did with the color. That wall in the loft with all the frames looks so pretty. The most incredible part about your laundry room (to me) is that you have zero laundry piles. Mine always has a load somewhere...It all looks great. Hubby should be thrilled with how nicely you are making things look around the home with spray paint. The stuff is magical.

Beth said...

The bench turned out great! I love the colors you use in your home. So bright & cheery! :)

Did you make or buy the "Love" print?

Swirls of Happy said...

Hi Beth! Thanks for the comment :) I bought the LOVE print from madebygirl.com. XO

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Awesome job! Love that bench! You've inspired me to be looking for free, great finds!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Great makeovers! I never get tired of seeing how easily paint can transform something. I love the colours you chose, too.

Young People in Love said...

WOW! Awesome, awesome work! I love it all! So pretty.

Just found your bloggy :) Following!