There isn’t much that a little spray paint and sand paper can’t fix. I love these kitchen canister/vases I got at Kirklands years ago, however I didn’t like the brown color anymore. My decor style has changed over the last couple years to more grays and creams, and not the earth tones I had for some years. If there is something in my house that I am on the fence about whether to keep or good will it, I think about if some spray paint or some other alteration will change it to where I will like it. A great way to brainstorm ideas is to do a search on Pinterest or Google and see if others have a similar object and see what they came up with.
- Item to be updated
- Spray paint
- Sand paper
Here is what the vases looked like before the update. Obviously a darker color and blended in with our dark counter tops. To do this project I started by first cleaning the stands. Then I spray painted with Rustoleum in Heirloom White in satin. Yeah I already like it better!
Apply as many coats at necessary. I applied two to three coats, allowing time to dry in between applications. Then I got my sandpaper. I found that the 120 worked best. Anything lower than this seemed to make big scratch marks. Next I sanded it to give it a more aged appearance. This technique is highly individual to your preference. Here it is all completed sitting on my kitchen counter top. It stands out much better against the dark counters and it fits in with my country farmhouse rustic chic decor Here is a before and after next to each other.
Definitely prefer the after. What did you have stored away in some box that you updated? Would love to see it!