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DIY: Spray Paint Old Decor How To

before and after pic of spray painted decor

I can’t believe we’ve been in our home for over 9 years and some of the same decor has been hung on the walls since then. I have been wanting to update our decor, so I thought what can I do that is easy and cheap. Well we have vaulted ceilings in our main living area and there is this large wall with a large hanging metal decor (purchased at kirkland’s). The piece looks nice but a little dated and dark for the light and clean feel in our living room. What’s a cheap and easy way to update that…spray paint!!

I got spray paint (with primer) at Target, found 120 grit sandpaper in the garage and away we started – my hubby helped while i took pictures. Also this piece is quite large and it took two spray cans to finish the piece.

Can of spray paint

You Will Needed:

Quick & Easy Steps:

I started by taking the decor off the wall and cleaning off any dust. I brought each piece outdoors, laid each item on cardboard to help with the mess.

Holding the can a little away from the piece I started spraying the paint slowly and evenly. After I had got an even covering I let it dry. I found that one coat wasn’t enough to cover the entire piece and I needed to paint three pieces, so I had to buy another can of paint.

After all was dry, my hubby helped me sand or rough up the edges and texture throughout. I did this lightly and enough to show contrast. I don’t have a picture of the sanding process, but test out a corner before getting too deep into the sanding process.

When the sanding is complete, dust off the pieces and hang.

Overall the cost was $12 to repurpose the same large-scaled decor for our living room. The overall process was super easy and I’m very pleased with the outcome!!

DIY - how to pics of spray painting a piece of metal decor

Do you have any old decor items to repurpose? There are so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest. Check out my DIY board for more inspiration.

Visit Annie’s DIY board on Pinterest.

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