13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

13 Things You Probably Haven't Considered Spray-Painting (But Should)

Katie Holdefehr
Apr 14, 2017
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When you want to change the color of a wooden chair, you automatically reach for a can of spray paint. But when you have some monstera leaves, a KitchenAid mixer or a fridge in need of a makeover? Spray paint isn't the first thing that comes to mind. After searching the web and our archives for unexpected subjects for spray-paint spruce-ups, we've determined that this humble supply can accomplish much more than we ever thought it capable of.

Above: If you moved into an older home with outdated appliances, it doesn't mean you have to live with a dingy beige fridge. Get inspired by the bold move of the homeowners of this Vancouver loft featured on Design*Sponge and spray-paint it a modern hue, following our tutorial.

(Image credit: Domino)

Gold Leafing

When you combine a sculptural monstera leaf with metallic spray paint, the result is a work of art. Domino displays theirs as a simple centerpiece, but the idea can add shine to any corner of your home, whether you're expecting company or not.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

Put It On Vinyl

Thrift stores are full of outdated vinyl chairs that were cast to the curb when the material went out of style. Fortunately, this durable material is easy to spray paint a fresh color, making it easy to incorporate into modern decor. Check out our vinyl spray paint test to see which brand worked best.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

Color Aid

Whether you inherited a KitchenAid in an old-fashioned color or instantly regretted the color you chose the moment you brought it home, don't fret. Spray paint can transform this appliance into a piece you'll be proud to leave out on your counter. See the full tutorial for the step-by-step.

(Image credit: Little Green Notebook)

Looking Glass

You've likely never thought to spray-paint your mirror, but when you take a peek at Little Green Notebook's faux mercury glass cabinet doors, you may be tempted.