Spray Paint Magic :: Trash to Treasure

Spray Paint Magic


A beautiful milk glass florist bowl spray painted gold was a recent dumpster find.  It was in perfect condition and had a beautiful shape and pattern, so I kept it hoping that the paint would scrub off easily.

Gold Spray Painted Bowl


Scrubbing didn’t remove all of the paint, so I went to Plan B, spray paint.  Isn’t it amazing what a few coats of spray paint can do to improve a decorative item?

Before and After


This compote definitely went from drab to fab.

Milk Glass Bowl Update with Spray Paint


I’m currently enjoying this piece as a centerpiece on my kitchen table and plan to sell it at Vintage Lynchburg in December.  Filled with silver balls, I think it will make a striking Christmas decoration.

I’m also working on updating a wooden tray with spray paint.  One more coat and it should look great.  I am painting it the same blue color and will display milk glass vases on it at the sale.

Have you spray painted anything recently?

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  1. Paula, you just might have to buy that compote back from yourself. How can you part with it?

  2. Love, love, LOVE it !!

  3. Love it! Yes, girl, I spray paint anything that doesn’t move! 🙂 I think it’s awesome that you rescued an item that had been spray painted in not such a great way and brought it back to fab!

  4. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve passed up because they were the “wrong” color. I need to remember that almost anything can be spray painted. 🙂 I’m trying to train myself to envision how things might look once they have a little TLC. Enjoy your week!

  5. So beautiful! And you’re right: with silver balls, your “new” compote bowl will make a stunning Christmas decoration!

  6. Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint says:

    I love finds like this and you did a great job. I love the color. Beautiful transformation.


  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  8. Spray paint is amazing! It really did go from drab to fab. I think it’ll look great filled with some silver Christmas balls (I know it’s going to be tough letting go – it’s such a versatile piece)!

  9. everything looks better with a coat of paint!

  10. Your project turned out so beautiful.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you again this Sunday!


  11. wow, so pretty!!! Featuring you tonight and pinned!


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