7.22.2012

How to *Antique* using Spray Paint

I am the DIY extraordinaire in case you forgot! lol
Things are REALLY crazy in the Queen B house right now, so I am offering you a super easy quick tutorial today, hope that's ok!

I am always short on patience time, and I was in the mood to give this shelf a good makeover... but QUICKLY!
 My sis-in-law made me this shelf about 8 yrs ago and I painted it barn red... because that's what I was into back then... I still kinda love it, but for outside... on a barn! lol!
I lost the knobs long ago!!
 Anyway.. I Sanded her up, and spray painted WHITE....
 Then Spray Painted BLACK
Click HERE to see me CORRECTLY spray paint the shelf black... and YES, there IS a correct way to use spray paint! who new?!


After those quick coats of paint, I mixed up a beautiful shade of blue with paints I already had, and brushed it on, not being super careful... 
I waited 30 min, then I started sanding to get all those different shades of paint to come thru. 
Use as many colors as you want!! I wish I would have done a pretty pink in there somewhere!

  To add some final touches I added stenciling and HOME-MADE knobs! Click HERE for tutorial on how to make your own knobs.
Isn't she GORG?! Looks like a totally different shelf!
If you know me AT ALL, you know I LOVE a good makeover
(on Things OR People!)
Feel free to say HI! I just LOVE new friends!!


Linking UP
My 1929 Charmer, Craft-o-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, Redoux, Funky Junk Interiors

7 comments:

PitterAndGlink said...

This is just beautiful, and I love your technique! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anne said...

Layers are the key to a fabulous piece!!

Great job!

Kathryn said...

I've never layered with spray paint, but I will now! This shelf is gorgeous. Found you at Craft-o-Maniac Monday and am glad! Happily following now. :)

Stop by some time!

Kathryn@uglyducklingtransformations.wordpress.com

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Wow it totally looks like a different shelf. Love how you layered the colors, but never with spray paint, but it looks wonderful. Love how you dressed her up too! So glad you share your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped to make it a great partay

Hubba said...

Love it! Thanks for the antiquing tips www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

tHEsIXpACK said...

Omg totally love...so trying this

Heaven's Walk said...

Ya know...I never even considered layering spray paint, Andrea. Now I will! Thanks for the great tutorial! I love all of the colors showing through your distressing job - and those knobs are saaawweeet! :)

xoxo laurie