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.

Stylish, Updated Office Supplies

Stylish, Updated Office Supplies

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Materials Needed

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  • globe
  • desk fan
  • office supplies
  • plastic spray paint primer
  • chalk spray paint
  • white chalk
  • chalk marker
  • painters tape
Materials for Spray Paint Projects

Materials for Spray Paint Projects

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Globe Before

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.

Old Globe

Old Globe

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Take Globe Apart

Start by disassembling the globe to prepare for primer and two coats of spray paint.

Take Globe Apart

Take Globe Apart

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Apply Primer

Use plastic primer to cover the globe and base.

Apply Primer to Globe

Apply Primer to Globe

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Spray Paint

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).

Image 1

Spray Paint Globe
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Image 2

Spray Paint Globe Base
Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Spray Paint Globe

For the globe, apply one coat of chalkboard spray paint and allow to dry before applying a second coat.

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Spray Paint Globe Base

For the base, apply two coats of gold spray paint, allowing each coat to dry inbetween.

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Trace Lettering

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.

Trace Lettering With Chalk

Trace Lettering With Chalk

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Write With Chalk Marker

Lastly, go over your lettering with a chalk marker for the finishing touch.

Write on Globe With Chalk Marker

Write on Globe With Chalk Marker

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Display on Desk

Boring globe no more! Showcase the stylish accessory on a desk with your favorite knick-knacks.

Stylish World Globe

Stylish World Globe

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Desk Fan Before

Have an old fan laying around? Before you discard it, give it new life with a bright shade of spray paint.

Old, Boring Desk Fan

Old, Boring Desk Fan

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Take Fan Apart

Deconstruct the fan to prepare for primer and spray paint.

Deconstruct Fan

Deconstruct Fan

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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.

Stylish + Functional Desk Fan

Stylish + Functional Desk Fan

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Office Supplies Before

A mismatched group of office supplies did not flow with the other decor.

Mismatched Office Supplies

Mismatched Office Supplies

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Paint the Supplies

Pick a single color to paint the office supplies for a cohesive look. Go glam with copper spray paint.

Spray Paint Office Supplies
Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions
Copper Office Supplies
Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Spray Paint Office Supplies

Pick a single color to paint the office supplies for a cohesive look. Go glam with copper spray paint.

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Copper Office Supplies

Pick a single color to paint the office supplies for a cohesive look. Go glam with copper spray paint.

Photo By: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Matching Supplies

Fill the snazzy copper office supplies with colorful pencils, push pins, binder clips and more.

Glam Copper Office Supplies

Glam Copper Office Supplies

Photo by: Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

Andy Vinson of Loch & Key Productions

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