Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fun with Color - Spray Painting Lanterns

I decided a couple of lanterns that were on my fireplace needed some color love.

They were originally a grey/metal color and just needed something. Have you ever felt that way about your decor?
Here it is with a touch of color!

I decided to spray paint them with some Rust-Oleum Satin Colonial Red spray paint.

Don't you just love the difference a little spray paint can make? Wow!

Before painting, my husband carefully removed the glass. 

Then we got busy spray painting and then I used some 220 grit sand paper to sand the edges for a more distressed look.

I love the pop of color that they add to my fireplace this year.

Don't be afraid to change up your decorations with spray paint. You can always go back over it with another color if you don't like it.

You can see my blog post here for the fireplace cover and here for the canvas pumpkins that you also see in the picture above if interested in those decorations.
Thanks for looking! See you next time.
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  1. Wow, what a differnece. It turned out great.

  2. Shelly great info! <3 your blog I especially like the pumpkins ;)

  3. Your lanterns look great painted red! I have a lantern I keep on my deck that's in desperate need of painting. Thanks for the inspiration! Stopping by from Debbiedoos.

  4. I love how big those are - holy smokes pretty! And you certainly did embrace the power of spray paint! Thanks so much for sharing at our link party. Take care, Laura

  5. Love the update on the Lantern, visiting from Debbiedoos.


  6. Hi Shelly! I am all abut color and this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with my party.

  7. Hi Shelly ... Found you at Debbie's Newbie party. I love what you did and I think I am going to have to get out my paint now to fix mine up a bit :) Great tutorial!

  8. I love how these look with a splash of red spray paint! Thanks so much for sharing at our spray paint link party!



  9. I love the red. Talk about a big difference. I came across your blog from the blog party Newbie with a twist! I am your newest follower. If you would like to check out my blog the website is

  10. Hi Shelly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. Yup, I am now your newest follower :)

  12. This is such a beautiful transformation! I love this simple projects that make a big impact. I've pinned this as well - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.


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