Every DIY’er with a budget has to know all about spray paint. It is the holy grail of fast, easy and affordable DIY projects. After all, who among us hasn’t wanted a quick solution to an ugly thrift store knick knack, or a trendy update to a worn piece of furniture? However, bet you never thought of some of these 10 projects with spray paint, and if you did… did you realize they could look this great? Use these projects as a jumping off point, and stock up and paint! Our feature project below, is an outdoor lighting project by ‘Little Green Notebook’. Lot’s of photos, love that color!




From ‘346 Living’, make this letter art that looks just like Anthropologie Zinc letters from cheap paper mache letters from the craft store… and spray paint, of course!



Susan from ‘Between Naps on the Front Porch’ made this DIY Pottery Barn knock off charger plate with spray paint, some shells… and a LOT of patience, but look how amazing they turned out! Better than the original!



‘Creatively Christy’ has a quick tutorial for these colored spoons… these would make great gifts as well! Wall art hung in a shadow box?

10 Projects with Spray Paint


‘The Crafty Mummy’ has a two part lesson on how to paint chairs… and she is not shy when it comes to using color. Isn’t that what makes spray paint great?



From ‘The Moon and Me’, update your folding chairs, and use lots and lots of color!!! If you were ever afraid to get crazy with color, this is the project… after all, you only bring them out for card games and fun gatherings, right? Do it! And remember, even utilitarian things should bring a smile to our faces…



From ‘Brit & Co.’ 4 simple ways to make spray paint wall art! Fun!



Salvage Dior‘ has a great art idea for a simple rubber floor mat and some spray paint that is about as frugal as you can get! (Can you say dollar store? Walmart at the most!) Easy tutorial, great for use indoors or out…



Got a bunch of boring glass vases? ‘Two Twenty One’ shows us her DIY gold striped vase project… I love the swirly one! I think I would use a satin nickel spray paint for a cool look…



Lastly, for our tenth project we give you a tutorial for spray painted slipcovers for pillows… from ‘V and Co.’! Share with us in comments your spray paint adventures, successes, and lessons learned!

10 Projects with Spray Paint

Image Credits: Creatively Christy, Little Green Notebook, 346 Living, Between Naps on the Front Porch, Crafty Mummy, Moon and Me, Brit & Co., Salvage Dior, Two Twenty One, V and Co.


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  1. Tonya, The Crafty Mummy August 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing my painted chairs – these were super fun to paint and I get so many comments about them from visitors in my home.

    1. Kathy Woodard August 29, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Hi Tonya, Thx for such a cool project!

  2. Gina August 15, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I love the look of the spray painted knobs, but it was a giant fail for me. I was covering solid brass, so maybe that’s why. I even used a primer. Might work better on base metal…

    1. Brit August 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      I found (through trial & error) if you sand it to rough it up a bit it seems to give it a better hold!

  3. Aimee Winslow May 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    My most intensive spraypaint project was my truck! I was a vendor at hippie festivals for a while, and with hand-drawn and cut stencils (recycled poster board) and spray adhesive I transformed it into an eye-blasting technicolor wonder that attracted the attention of just about everyone. haha I also painted a set of chairs to match the tree on the side.

    A finished photo is on my (unfinished) website, and the whole series of the painting is on my Facebook page (Aimee Winslow) or maybe it’s on my shop page (also The Little Shop of Random Stuff). :) OH and there’s some colorful snow art on there too somewhere in the photos
    Another fun project for a quick fabric pattern is cutting newspaper snowflakes, with spray adhesive to “tack” it in place. Other patterns for edges etc can be cut accordion paper-doll style (Let it dry most of the way first or it will be brittle)

  4. Sophie June 11, 2015 at 4:20 am


    I would love your help on this issue. What is the best spray can to spray on laminated doors.
    Needed for book shelf and kitchen doors.

    Hope you can help


    1. Kathy Woodard July 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      I use the Krylon Fusion paint for anything plastic based, but there are several brands now… Just look for a spray paint made for plastic, or else use a primer first…

  5. Cindi July 27, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Just found your site! Can I use Krylon spray paint on my paper mache letters? Do I have to seal them first? How many coats! Love this site and TIA!!!!

    1. Kathy Woodard August 23, 2018 at 8:32 pm

      I would seal them first with spray sealer so they don’t absorb too much paint and get soggy! Hope that helps!


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