Sometimes all you need for an amazing transformation is a few cans of spray paint. (Aren’t those times the best!)
Last year, I found an old brass bed for sale at a yard sale. The poor thing had been terribly mistreated. It was a strange off white color with green sponge paint and it had fake ivy wrapped all around it. Not pretty in the least – but it was ten bucks and I knew it could easily become something beautiful.
I don’t have a great before picture of its hideousness but you can see it in this photo from a yard sale I had last summer. Apparently nobody could see past the ugly because nobody bought it. (At this point I had already taken off the ivy).
It had been sitting in my basement patiently awaiting its makeover for several months when I realized the basement was way too full of projects to ever complete them all. Unfortunately, nobody wanted to buy it at my huge basement clearing yard sale. But when one of my best friends, Hannah, came to visit this summer, she mentioned she was looking for a metal headboard for her guest bedroom. Perfect! Before she headed home to Tennessee with the bed, we gave it a few quick coats of spray primer followed by spray paint – Krylon Catalina Mist.
This weekend I visited Hannah and got to see the bed in action. Doesn’t it look gorgeous?
I love repurposing and coming up with amazing new ideas, but some of the best transformations come from a simple can of spray paint.