8 Accessories You Never Knew You Could Spray Paint

Yay, let's spray! HGTV Magazine shows you all the amazing things you can do with spray paint.

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Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

Photo By: Stuart Tyson

So-Chic Cacti

Supplies: Artificial potted polyresin cacti for a similar look (Richards Expo, $28); Gloss Candy Pink, Gloss Black and Gold Specialty Metallic (Rust-Oleum)

Here's How:

  1. 1. Spray-paint each potted plastic cactus a different color.
  2. 2. Bend back the leaves (or remove them, if possible) to help cover all surfaces, including the pot and faux soil.
  3. 3. Let dry.

Marbleized Canisters

Supplies: Silo stoneware canisters in cream and gray with wood lids (Crate & Barrel, $70); Marble Effect Black and Marble Effect White spray paint (Montana Cans)

Here's How:

  1. 1. Remove the lids of the canisters and set aside.
  2. 2. Turn each canister upside down and spray it all around with marble-effect spray paint.
  3. 3. Let dry.

Glossy Side Table

Supplies: Gloss Spring Green and Gloss White (Rust-Oleum)

Here's How:

  1. 1. Remove the drawer from a side table (ours is a vintage find).
  2. 2. Remove the drawer pull and set aside. Sand the table and the drawer front, then tape off the sides and the interior of the drawer. Spray the table and the drawer front with primer. Let dry.
  3. 3. Spray-paint the table and the drawer front with two coats, checking the instructions on the can for how long to wait in between. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.
  4. 4. Spray-paint the drawer pull a different color. Let dry. Replace the drawer pull.

Dipped Utensils

Supplies: Easton Green, Seaside and Eggplant spraypaint (Amy Howard at Home)

Here's How:

  1. 1. Wash utensils (ours are vintage finds) with soap and water. Wipe dry.
  2. 2. Tape off the top of each utensil with electrical tape—it’s more pliable than painter’s tape and will better cover any designs.
  3. 3. Spray-paint each utensil a different color, starting with one side. Let dry. Turn utensils over and spray the other side. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.

Copper Pendant

Supplies: Hampton Bay 16"-diameter steel pendant (Home Depot, $41); Copper Chrome spray paint (Montana Cans Black)

Here's How:

  1. 1. This fixture comes unassembled. (If you’re using one that’s already put together, tape off the cord.)
  2. 2. Spray-paint the inside of the shade. Let dry.
  3. 3. Turn the shade over and spray the outside. Let dry. Assemble the light.

Color-Blocked Chair

Supplies: Loren wicker chair (World Market, $150); Gloss Mambo Pink spray paint (Krylon)

Here's How:

  1. 1. This project is easiest when the chair legs can be removed (our chair came unassembled). Spray-paint the legs with two coats, checking the instructions on the can for how long to wait in between. Let dry.
  2. 2. Cover the seat and half of the seat’s back with a trash bag and secure with painter’s tape, following the V-shape lines of the chair.
  3. 3. Spray-paint the top with two coats. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry. Attach the legs to the chair.

Patterned Tables

Supplies: Stndrd Mid-Century Modern 19 -3/4"-diameter bamboo and MDF table (Amazon, $49); Cadmium Red, Light Violet, Cadmium Yellow and Viridian Hue spray paint (Liquitex)

Here's How:

  1. 1. This table came unassembled. (If you’re painting one that’s already put together, tape off the legs.) Set the legs aside. Paint the tabletop the color you want the design to be (red for the left one, yellow for the right). Let dry.
  2. 2. Use 1-inch-wide delicate-surface painter’s tape to create the stripe pattern or the starburst one, as shown. Spray-paint the top and sides of the tabletop with a contrasting color.
  3. 3. Remove the tape while the paint is still wet, using tweezers so your fingers don’t touch the wet paint. Let dry. Assemble the table.

Splattered Pillow

Supplies: 20" x 20" cotton pillow cover in white (Etsy: My Pillow Studio, $45); Thalassa Blue RV-157, Argo Blue RV-150 and Dark Blue RV-5005 spray paint (MTN 94)

Here's How:

  1. 1. Iron a pillow cover to remove any wrinkles. Place a piece of cardboard inside to create an even work surface.
  2. 2. To achieve this pattern, wear latex gloves and hold the spray paint in your dominant hand. To apply it, partially cover the nozzle with the index finger of your other hand so paint comes out drippy, and spray back and forth across the pillow.
  3. 3. Start with the lightest shade at the top and spray slightly more than a third of the way down. Repeat for the next third with a darker color, overlapping the sections to create an ombre look.
  4. 4. Repeat with the darkest color at the bottom. Let dry.

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