decorating a nursery with spray paint

August 17, 2010


Spray paint has been my best friend during this nursery project. I purchased 3 cans of white spray paint and so far, I've been able to complete 6 different projects!

This name plaque is my most recent undertaking. After spray painting and old frame white, I mod podged (my other best friend) the flags onto it and stamped her name. I plan to stamp her birth date on it as well as soon as I know what that is. 


Here's the dreadful before--found these at goodwill for $1.91 a piece. I showed Ben who commented, "Um, I think you paid too much for those." I think I got a deal. 

I had to work to get the picture off--it was stuck on pretty good, but with the help of a steamer, it eventually came clean. 


I think it looks pretty cute for $1.91. If you're wondering where I got the printable bunting, here's the link. Also, I want to point out the book I won from Elise's blog Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds a few week's ago! So excited to read it with Lucia!

I thought I'd share my other projects--just so you can see them up close: 


My Baby Beluga goodwill whale find...

Sits proudly on the top shelf...Can you see the wooden iris frame below it? That was pre-painting...


Here is is now in an updated shot. I like it white so much better. (Again, another goodwill find!)


This little mirror was easily transformed...


And is hanging out in the reading nook!


You've seen these, but here you go again: the wooden frames that I accidently destroyed turned into this lovelies...

I think I even like them better without the glass!

These fun brass duckhead bookends seemed like the perfect whimsical addition to a nursery...


But they didn't make it in the room. That's okay, though, because I like them in my room!


And lastly, Lucia's nightlight. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a before picture of this one, but it was a brass candle holder. A coat of white paint and an LED candle make for a unique nightlight!

What have you transformed with spray paint? 

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15 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

All great transformations Vanessa! I plan on hitting the spraypaint this weekend, if the weather permits.

Randi said...

Very cute. I love the reading nook.

asnipofgoodness said...

Hi Vanessa, really love all your transformations, especially that whale! That owl pillow is tres' cute too, did you make that?

I got my peacock at goodwill for $11.00! Our goodwill is a bit pricey. The peacock was one of those things that I thought I would really be mad at myself later if I didn't get it. Now....I'm not so sure!

Ana Degenaar said...

I love it! it is beautiful and classy!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

I see now... You're one of THOSE. Those fabulous people who can transform junk into treasure. It's official. You're awesome. And that baby of yours has one fabulous nursery!

Roo @ NiceGirlNotes said...

Love it all, girl! I'm adding you to my RSS feed thingie thing.

artsy_momma said...

Everything looks awesome white :) I am currently doing my 1st dresser redo- hope it turns out just as good!

Kristin said...

Love it!! I am most definitely going to need to get to a Goodwill here soon...so much fun stuff out there in blogland, I need to try!!

CK said...

Oh my goodness!!! This all looks SOOOOO good!! Wow! I love the nursery!

-CK

stephjacobson said...

Beautiful! I need to use spray paint more often--it's amazing how it can transform thrifted objects. I also love the book holder in the reading nook.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What great transformations! I'm always amazed at what a little spray paint can do!

KasiaJ said...

Gorgeous. So many fun accents! I'm also a believer in spray paint- it makes everything wonderful.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

I love these ideas! The ducks made me smile. (the whale, too!) They look great in white.

avenuesmom said...

Vanessa, you are so good at all this stuff!

I'm working on Abby & Luke's room and could use some serous help. :) Too bad you're at the other ocean.

Anne@LittleSproutBooks said...

Beautiful stuff! Unfortunately, I tend to pick up bits and pieces that I think will make lovely projects, then never quite get around to them... my hall closet is getting too full!

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