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More easy home dec spray paint projects!

I'm happy to admit I get a little overenthusiastic about spray paint every so often... been doing a lot of home dec spray painting since we bought the house, and have a couple more big ones to share with you today!

You remember my colorblock tray project? That was super fun. The whole tape-and-spray-paint process is so easy and fast and pretty. I got the idea for these gold-dipped candle holders from a friend... I bought 8 of these plain candle holders at Dollar Tree just knowing they needed to be made over. My friend suggested painting the bottoms!! And, why not gold (like practically everything else in my living/dining rooms, oops...)??

Wrapped these in Parade Magazine pages and taped them off with painter's tape. Spray-painted Krylon shiny gold, rolled over after they dried, gave another coat... done!! Gold dipped candle holders, yay!!

I spread them on the dining room table since I didn't know what to do with all of them... love that they're different heights. Still playing with where they go.

Okay, so then my other most recent amazing and successful spray paint project is this totally "duh!" DIY necklace hook system. I spray-painted some jewelry stands recently also, and they're great for small things, but for my big necklaces I wanted a stable hanging place where I could see them easily. As you'll also see in that post, I've been thinking about the myriad of DIY jewelry stand examples out there (thanks, Pinterest/overwhelmingness...) and I'm really happy with this one as opposed to a chicken wire frame or some other solution--although there are some very cool ones!

This one was SO simple, can't believe I didn't think of it for so long. I bought a TIE HOOKS at Bed Bath and Beyond and spray-primered, then spray-painted them white! Duh, right?! Tie hanger hooks, the perfect size for chunky and bigger necklaces!

I'm stoked. I hung it prominently in our closet under a mirror, so convenient. (Why didn't I think of this until now, yikes!!) Our closet has a weird wall thing where some vent goes through the second floor, super annoying since the floor space would be nice!!, but perfect for hanging these. (The rest of the closet has the perfect shelving that we built--I'm overdue to post pics, but you can read about it here.) We're getting pretty close to an incredible, functional, attractive closet! (Lifelong dream!! ;) )

So, uh, yeah, spray paint is amazing. I also invested in some painter's mask things, since in the winter, spray-painting in the garage is super stinky and terrible for me, I'm sure. Come on, spring!

So are you inspired?! Doing any spray painting this weekend??!?


  1. I actually will be doing some spray painting myself this weekend! The project this time will by my second crack at it. The first time I did it, some blue paint ended up going through the newspaper and staining the floor outside. This time, I'm armed with more newspaper for underneath and a spray paint gun to make it all go much easier. I'm making a magnetic memo board out of a cabinet door & cookie sheet from IKEA. I'm not sure how it'll turn out, but hopefully well! I'll share the blog post if it's worth blogging about later. :)

    I'm totally inspired by the necklace hook idea! My current problem is a ton of belts that I need to organize. I inherited a ton from my mom, and the hook I have makes it impossible to see the ones in the back. Anyways, thanks for the ideas! :)

  2. I'm a new reader and I loved your DIY jewelry holder (& reading back to the last ones you painted). I just moved and our apartment is pretty short on space. Something small like that tie rack sounds like a great solution & so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I have a dresser and side table that I've been wanting to paint FOREVER. I'm worried about it curing correctly in this rainy weather though, even in a garage. Have you done any large pieces of furniture this winter with luck?

  4. i must copy the necklace hanger!!!!

  5. That is the easiest jewelry hook ever - I so have to make that soon! Also - the newspaper makes that so simple - no worry about spraying over the line of tape!

  6. I love the candle holders as the table centerpiece. Very dramatic and pretty :)

  7. I've been meaning to get a necklace holder!! I'll have to keep my eye out--lemme know if you stumble across anything too! You did a great job on those projects!

  8. Love that necklace holder! Totally want to give that a try. I feel like I see those at thrift shops all the time!

    Thanks for the great ideas :)

  9. How fun! I'll actually be doing a tiny spray paint project this weekend! Once the can is out, I just want to spray EVERYTHING! 'Love those candle holders! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  10. What a great idea for the jewellery hook! I really like it.
    It also looks great on the wall.

    Breathe Me

  11. I'm pretty sure I have the same obsession with spray paint. I used three bottles of golden spray paint in four months. I guess that's not normal but it's lots of fun!

  12. Anonymous2/11/2013

    What type of Mask did you buy?

  13. Anonymous2/11/2013

    What type of mask did you buy? Can you do a post about spray paint safety?

    1. Good idea!! I just bought those basic white painter/sick person-type ones. Will post about spray painting in the winter (inside) sometime!



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