Saturday, October 08, 2011

day 8: spray paint is your friend {31 days of thrifting}

 I have a thing for bird cages.
 
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So when I saw this metal one in a dull brown for $3.99, I was more than happy to bring it home and give it a coat of pretty gray. Did you notice how crazy expensive these things are at Marshall’s and Ross? The same one would probably go for $20+!
 
I added mossy rocks {from Wal-Mart, $2} for contrast, and then put my little ensemble up on the mantle! Cute birdcage décor for $6- I’ll take it! :D
 
thrifting tip #6:
 
make spray paint your new best friend.
 
If something isn’t the right color for your room, don’t be afraid to spray paint it. I’ve spray painted almost all of my furniture and frames, light fixtures, and even some of my lamps {don’t like golden bronze? go for white!}. I’ve even spray painted fabric before!
 
Lowe’s and Wal-Mart both have a great selection of colors. Teal, turquoise, peacock blue, gray, funky green- you’d be surprised by what you’ll find there! I prefer Valspar and Rustoleum over other brands because they coat better. Really, you can make anything look new with a little paint! It will open your eyes to a whole new world of thrifting possibilities! :D
 
Ok, so are you a spray paint person too?
{don’t feel bad if you are-I have an entire plastic tote full of cans! I should buy stock in Rustoleum! ha!}
 
I’d love to see some of your transformations! If you have one you’d like to share feel free to leave a link for us in the comments!  
 
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