Spray paint is a great invention. It sure has drawbacks like the smell, the fact that aerosols aren’t great for the environment and all that, but it also has great advantages that make it popular, especially among DIY fanatics. Spray paint is easy to use, and while it can be messy, it saves you from getting your hands dirty – for the most part – and doesn’t require you to have as much skill as a brush or paint roll would. There’s a lot that you can do with spray paint. It works on most surfaces, and while it may not be great for precision work, you can cover big areas easily and quickly, which means that you can do small, but most of all, big projects in no time at all. Also, you can easily control the opacity of the paint, which means you can achieve great gradients and fade effects, especially on glass surfaces. The beauty of spray paint is just that – you can transform everything – from a plain piece to a restored one – overnight with just a can of paint. Need inspiration? We have a few projects to help you. Just remember to do them outside, because this paint is as toxic as any other, if not more.

DIY Mercury Glass Vase

Give your plain glass vase a luxury mirror effect just with spray paint in minutes.

The Vintage Fan Restoration with Spray Paint. 

Use spray paint to update a vintage find and bring an old-school (yet on-trend) look to your workspace or home.

Modernize Outdated Faucets with Spray Paint. 

Remodel your bathroom faucet by spray painting. Easy and quick to make in minutes!

Silver Spray Painted Wicker Basket. 

Make the plain wicker basket a little of different and custom with metal spray paint.

DIY Spray Paint Flower Art. 

Easy and cheap to make these flower art with spray paint! It makes a great DIY home decor.

Gold Dipped Bar Stools. 

These kitchen seats are so chic you’ll want to host a party just to show off your handiwork.

DIY Copper Tin Can Planters And Chalkboard Tags.

Coat tin cans with copper-colored spary paint like this. It will be a charing window-seal herb garden.

Easy Exterior Light Update with Spray Paint.

What a great before and after! For the cost of two cans of spray paint, I have four new exterior lights!

DIY Metallic Flower Pots.

Spray paint the simple terracotta pots in metallic colors to get an expensive look! Love the simple but creative spray paint project!

DIY Spray Painted and Frosted Glass Jars. 

These painted and frosted glass jars are so cute and make great candle holders for holiday!

DIY Mirrored Gazing Balls. 

Easily spray a Metallic spray paint on several bowling balls to make these mirrored gazing balls for your garden! Super easy and creative way to decorate your garden.

DIY Gold and White Bowls. 

These spray painted gold and white bowls are perfect for storing your jewelry!

DIY Thrift Store Glass Vase. 

Make the plain glass vase unique with some spray paints. They are perfect for party decor!

DIY Water Lilies Plastic Spoon Candle Holder. 

How cute are these water lilies plastic spoon candle holders! Perfect for your party decor!

DIY Gold Magnetic Letters. 

Spray Paint Magnetic Letters so they look like GOLD. Way cheaper than buying the kits!

DIY Foam Ball Garlands for Party Decoration. 

These foam ball party garlands are so quick and easy to make. You can make them in any colors with the spray paints.

Up cycled & Brightened Vintage Metal Chairs. 

An easy way to give the old chairs a new life with those colorful spray paints and bring pop of colors to your home!

Plastic Storage Drawers. 

Give the plain plastic dollar store drawers an inexpensive look with the gold spray paint.

DIY Beer Bottle Bud Vases. 

Make these great DIY home decor to brighten up any room with beer bottles and and some paint.

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover with Gold Spray Paint. 

Just use some gold and spray paint and design, you will have this stylish and new lamp for your bedroom. Easy and quick to do in several minutes!

DIY Industrial Wire Basket. 

Get the Dollar store wire baskets look like the more expensive industrial wire baskets easily with spray paint!

Painted Fake Flowers. 

Paint fake flowers and make them be the color that you want with spray paint.

DIY Dollar Store Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece. 

Get plastic pumpkins at the dollar store, spray painted them silver! These are great for holiday decoration.

Dated Metal Doorknobs Makeover with Paint. 

DIY Gold Dipped Vase. 

Update the boring vase into beautiful and modernistic home decor with just spray paint.

Silver Spray Painted Wicker Baskets. 

Turn the plain baskets into these stylish ones with silver spray paint and the star design. Make a great DIY home storage solution and decor.

Painted Branch Decor. 

These gold spray painted branches are great for your holiday home decor and bring a little bit of nature indoors!

Spray Painted Pinecone Centerpiece. 

DIY Mercury Glass Pumpkin.

Transform any glass into this gorgeous looking glass with the mercury spray paint! Try this with thrift store glass pumpkins for your holiday decor.

DIY Gold Plastic Hangers. 

Super easy and quick way to get an inexpensive look with spray look! Love these gold painted hangers!

Thrift Store Lantern Makeover with Gold Spray. 

Transfer the dollar store lantern into the gorgeous one with some spray paint with several steps! Easy, quik and fun to do!

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