3 Ways to Add a Designer Touch With Spray Paint
Transform boring and dated office objects into fashionable pieces to display on your desk at home or work.
- desk fan
- office supplies
- plastic spray paint primer
- chalk spray paint
- white chalk
- chalk marker
- painters tape
A world globe adds appeal to a work space or home office, but can make the space feel very dated. Keep reading for a chic, more modern solution to fix that problem.
Take Globe Apart
Start by disassembling the globe to prepare for primer and two coats of spray paint.
Use plastic primer to cover the globe and base.
For the globe, apply one coat of chalkboard spray paint and allow to dry before applying a second coat (image 1). For the base, apply two coats of gold spray paint, allowing each coat to dry inbetween as well (image 2).
Once the globe and base are completely dry, reassemble them, choose your favorite travel word and trace the word with regular chalk to get the lettering correct and centered.
Write With Chalk Marker
Lastly, go over your lettering with a chalk marker for the finishing touch.
Display on Desk
Boring globe no more! Showcase the stylish accessory on a desk with your favorite knick-knacks.
Desk Fan Before
Have an old fan laying around? Before you discard it, give it new life with a bright shade of spray paint.
Take Fan Apart
Deconstruct the fan to prepare for primer and spray paint.
Apply Primer + Paint
Coat the base, blades and cover with plastic primer spray paint (image 1). Next, tape the cord (image 2) and spray paint the fan cover and blades with a bright color of your choice (image 3).
Stylish + Functional
A vibrant shade of blue livens up the once lackluster fan and pairs perfectly with gorgeous copper office supplies.
Office Supplies Before
A mismatched group of office supplies did not flow with the other decor.
Paint the Supplies
Pick a single color to paint the office supplies for a cohesive look. Go glam with copper spray paint.
Fill the snazzy copper office supplies with colorful pencils, push pins, binder clips and more.