Adding touches of spray paint to my bedroom accessories

So I have all of these creative crafty friends. They are like masters of the spray paint can.  My husband is always spray painting random stuff in the garage.  I figure that I should join in on this trend, right? I’m still trying to finish our master bedroom makeover.  It has taken me a few months.  I’m not made of money, and I’m pretty indecisive about decorating. But seriously, I’m almost done.  I’m just working on a few things to hang on the wall. And I’m throwing down some accessories on the dresser and nightstands.
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I’ve done two spray paint projects so far.  My first project was a pair of birdcage candle holders that I purchased from Michael’s.  They were a dark brown rustic metal when I purchased them.  I thought that they would look a little snazzier with a few coats of gloss black spray paint. Angry Husband already had black gloss spray paint (unknown random brand). Before I (yea right, you know my husband painted these) painted the candle holders, I cleaned and scrubbed them really well with soap and water, and a scrubbing sponge thing (whatever I found under our kitchen sink).  I think gave the candle holders are a little sanding down with some light grit sand paper to make the paint stick.  The candle holders were then spray painted with two coats of black gloss spray paint.  I rarely light candles but I think they look pretty so I’ve found an alternative to candles.  I buy Enjoy Lighting’s flameless candles.  They are battery-operated LED lights.  I usually buy them at Michael’s when there is a good coupon.

Project 365 84/365: My birdcage candle holders freshly spraypainted. Hanging in the garage, drying.
My second project was a birdcage jewelry holder that I found at Homegoods. I love all the cool stuff that I find at Homegoods. And the jewelry holder goes great with my awesome birdcage candle holders.  When I purchased the jewelry holder, it was a pretty light blue. Unfortunately, this particular blue color clashes with the bright turquoise walls in the master bedroom and bathroom.


I cleaned and scrubbed the birdcage jewelry holder once again. I think took some sand paper and lightly sanded the holder, making sure I hit all of the grooves and curves. Angry Husband then hung it from a coat hanger in the garage. He advised me that we needed to spray paint it with a WHITE coat of PRIMER first. I wanted a bright glossy red. He said that if we did not use a primer first, then the birdcage would be a much darker red. With all of the edges and interior portions of the birdcage jewelry holder, he (yes, Angry Husband) had to spray 2 coats of white primer. We waited for a day for the paint to dry, then the red gloss coat was ready to be applied.  I bought a can of RustOleum Gloss Apple Red spray paint. It was the perfect red.

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I couldn’t wait for the jewelry holder to dry. I waited about three days because it was a little sticky. I then promptly hung all of my necklaces on it.

Birdcage Jewelry Holder with Necklaces

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21 comments
Jessica
Jessica

LOVE the wall color! The red really pops against it. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do!

Michele
Michele

your spray painted projects are so cool. the red really rocks, and against those blue walls, you really get the wow factor! just great!

Tess
Tess

I love it. Tess

Jen
Jen

I just love the combination of the turquoise walls and the pop of red on the jewelry stand, it's so bright and cheerful! I am a little jealous over the cute birdcage candle holders you scored...I just about love 'em! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Erin Burns
Erin Burns

I love when your crafty comes out!! Everything looks awesome =)

Laura
Laura

Oh dear god, I want that picture on the wall so bad, it isn't even funny. All hail the nerd queens!

Anna @ Lawrence Girls
Anna @ Lawrence Girls

I LOVE the bright red jewelry holder, and I hate that I don't have a Home Goods! :)

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Great job! I need to do some projects like that. Sounds easy enough for the uncrafty like me!

liz
liz

I totally need something like that! Though I could never rock a hot red like you. It turned out so great!

Jessica V.
Jessica V.

HomeGoods is the bomb. I live right near one and have to restrain myself every time I drive by it. Too easy to spend hours (and lots of $$) every time I go in. I'm loving your bedroom colors - red and turquoise are my 2 fave colors together. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Alyson McMahon
Alyson McMahon

Spray paint is SO much fun. I only recently started using it. I LOVE that birdcage jewelry holder, SO cute! The red looks great with your turquoise walls.

Niri
Niri

Seriously drooling over that birdcage holder. Sigh - I can see me making a an entire mess with making it though.

Alissa Circle
Alissa Circle

I love how the bird cage came out!! It looks perfect in your bedroom. I need to jump on the spray paint bandwagon.

Kristy
Kristy

I love the red bird cage! Looks perfect against the turquoise walls!

Bekah
Bekah

LOVE that jewelry holder. Looks great against the wall color!

Minky
Minky

Love it! The jewelry holder in particular. You know I'll be checking out my Home Goods looking for that bad boy! Everythin looks great!

Alison@Mama Wants This
Alison@Mama Wants This

Very pretty! I love the red, it complements those gorgeous turquoise walls. Wish I was half as crafty!