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 spray paint ideas & projects, 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!


Spray Painting Ideas & Projects

Spray Painting Tips

If you want some great spray painting tips and techniques before you pick a project, jump on over to ‘All Things With Purpose‘. They have an excellent tutorial on how to spray paint, and also a great before and after of their breakfast nook makeover. What a huge difference spray paint made to this space!


Spray Paint Ideas

If you want a five minute spray paint idea, then use your most colorful cans to make these super cute wooden spoons! This tutorial from ‘Lovely, Indeed‘ is seriously as simple as it gets. Wouldn’t these be amazing at your next potluck? Or, just a Sunday?


Ok, we love this awesome rainbow door mat. This is an easy spray paint idea anyone can do to make their home welcoming and friendly to everyone who visits. See the full instructions over at ‘At Charlotte’s House‘.


Go check out the tutorial for these gold painted books over at ‘Saavy Apron‘. These are an awesome home accent you could make out of thrift store or yard sale books. This spray paint idea was so popular, ‘Southern Living’ magazine filmed a video of her making them!


So this awesome dresser was a spray paint project from ‘A Kailo Chic Life‘. If you ever want to find DIY projects full of color, fun and style, then she is your go to. I mean, this dresser, right?


So black window frames are modern, trending, and very expensive. ‘Proverbs 31 Girl‘ found a way to use spray paint to create the look of black frames, without having to spend 30K replacing all her windows. Instead, she spent the amount a can of spray paint costs! Go check out the before and afters of all her windows. Her Scandi farmhouse style is so charming, and the windows complete the look. This spray paint idea is a fast update to make your home look more expensive, while spending very little!


More Spray Paint Projects

Not everything you make pretty in your home has to be for others to see. Create happiness even in your private space with this cool spray paint idea. Choose your favorite color, whether that is neons or pastels, and make your own signature look in your closet. Yep, paint your wooden hangers! From ‘Dagmar Bleasdale‘.


Copper spray paint transformed these simple wooden spindle chairs into something really special. Swedish blogger ‘Room of Karma‘ used this spray paint idea to create a minimal styled space with a metallic twist. This looks sophisticated, but the farthest thing from boring.


Want a spray paint project for tight budgets? Then make these DIY spray painted vases from ‘Hello! Upholstery‘. You can use recycled glass to save money, and it’s better for the environment too! We are in love with copper paint, but what about matte black spray paint? (They make that too now!)


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

So take one (or all!) of these spray paint ideas and transform something around your home today for  totally new look! Then jump on over to our posts, 10 Simple Things to Paint at Home with Just a Quart, and How to Paint Wall Murals for Kids. Also check out DIY Painted Furniture Ideas over at OhMeOhMy!

Image Credits: Lovely Indeed, All Things with Purpose, At Charlotte's House, Saavy Apron, A Kailo Chic Life, Proverbs 31 Girl, Dagmar Bleasdale, Room of Karma, Hello! Upholstery, Creatively Christy


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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!

  6. Fred October 1, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Really feeling the upgrade with the spray paint! Just a little pro tip: use graffiti spray paint and not hardware store paint. You will get way better quality paint and way more colors (500+). Look on websites such as Bombing Science and you’ll find plenty

    1. Kathy Bates May 4, 2021 at 4:29 pm

      Thx for the tip!

  7. Dustin November 10, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    oh this is so fun, it’s cute really my whole family got to work on creating great things in the house, it made my family close together and those were the happiest moments, thanks you for sharing it.


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