I don’t know about you, but I have plenty of home accessories that can use a few new coats of paint. Paint can transform a piece drastically, and make it look brand new. Most of us have a certain color scheme that we use consistently throughout our homes, and sometimes spray painting a Serving Tray, or an Ornate styled mirror, a Mid Century Modern Cabinet, can add tons of interest to a space. I am not one to run and buy new, I like to keep what I have and spray paint if I inspired by another color!
Serving Tray, Mirror & Modern Cabinet: Before
Use What You Have
I have a shelf lined with almost every color of spray paint, so I try my best not to make any unnecessary purchases. Believe me I am always looking for a good reason to shop at my local home store, but I refrain myself, its very hard to do.
This Vintage Ornate mirror looks good as is, a Golden Antiqued color, but I wanted the Gold to feel and look a little more subtle. With a few coats of spray paint, this mirror has a more modern vintage look, that will fabulous in any room in your home.
Supplies for Painting Home Furniture
- Spray paint (Lime green, Slate Blue, and Gold)
- Cleanup rag
- sanding block
- Glass cleaner
- camera (take plenty of before & afters)
Spray Painting Preparation
Proper preparation is key to a smooth surface before spray painting in order to achieve a professional look and finish. Cleaning your surface with a damp rag using a household cleaner is an easy way to clean up lose dirt and paint. Loosen up old paint by using a wire brush and or sandpaper before painting.
Spray paint outdoors or a well ventilated area, wearing a mask while spray painting can help prevent bodily harm. Spraying outdoors in great weather, such as low humidity, little wind, will help keep your spray under control for an even application.
From my experience spray painting outdoors in sunny weather when is not too windy works best. I have learned that spray painting in windy weather causes you to use up all your paint very quickly. But, when spray painting in sunny weather this helps bake your paint onto the surface for faster curing time.
Serving Tray, Mirror & Modern Cabinet: After
Modern & Chic Paint Colors
Spray painting is a lot of fun and a quick way to transform any decor item in your home. Be creative, step out the box and choose colors that you would have never thought to use before in your home. I chose Slate Blue, Lime Green and Gold, because for me these are colors that I normally wouldn’t have introduced to our home decor. I’m more of a Nickel finish, White, Pink, and Orange kind of girl. So, this for me was a different and fun.
Spray painting a Mid Century Modern Cabinet Slate Blue was fun and challenging. For this particular style of furniture you want to get it right, picking the right color without taking away the style and character of the piece, keeping the surface smooth, and all original parts intact. I think it turned out nicely and the color speaks modern.
What do you think?