A Quick Update~

March 19, 2010

I love spray paint

I love how spray paint can give items an quick and cheap update. I always have black and white spray paint on hand  just in case the painting bug strikes. My favourite spray paint project so far was turning this thrift store beauty into a modern "Jonathan Adler-ish" lamp. You can read more here.

from gram

to glam

While I was waiting for the paint to dry on the lamp I was itching to spray paint something else. My eyes scanned the kitchen counters (cue the Jaws soundtrack ) and I spied my knife block. It was a bit blah.

 Why not spray paint it black to blend in with my ugly  lovely gas stove? Using some spray primer and then 2 coats of black semi-gloss the knife block went from blah to hurrah! It cost me absolutely nothing!


  1. Oooh Barbara you are a mean spray painter. Both of them look amazing! What brand and type of spray paint do you use?
    ...procrastinator my foot!

  2. "From Gram to Glam"--LOL!
    I love to spray paint, too. Last year I decided to try to make my office/crafts room a little more pulled together looking. So I bought some sky blue, pink, red, and black spray paint, plus some primer and redid all my baskets and other holders. I even spray-painted the white shade of a lamp pink.
    I love your idea to keep black and white paint on hand! There's always something that needs a touch-up.

  3. Oh, I love spray paint too! One reason is that I'm terrible with a paint brush. Thanks so much for the eye candy!

  4. I am in love with spray paint. I see things like your lamp and knife holder and I want to transform. That is what it does, transform. Thanks for sharing your spray painting wonderfulness!

  5. Ooo that lamp is glam! And smarty you - who would have thought to paint those ugly knife blocks, yes I have one on the counter.

  6. These look great! I especially love the lamp- it makes me want to find one and try this!

  7. That knife block turned out great- I'm starting to look around my house...

  8. I completely agree about spray paint.. I love spraying anything that needs a little lift. Love both your projects.. the lamp turned out terrific!

  9. I would never have even thought to paint that knife holder. That is cool! I think my mom's should be white now. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  10. What a fantastic transformation! I just LOVE what you did with this lamp!! It's just what I've been looking for in my guest room....(thanks to you, I'm on the prowl for an "old ugly" now. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting, I'll be back to see what else YOU"VE been up to!

  11. Great minds think alike! ;) Painting your knife block is the new "it" thing!! Thanks for the comment, btw.

  12. It looks great! I want to do mine now!


  13. WOW! Love the white lamp! Isn't it just amazing what a little paint can do ? :) SO happy to find a fellow vancouver blogger!! We're actually in Ladner :)

  14. I know that feeling! When I have a can of spray paint in my hand, I'm suddenly on the hunt to find any and all I can paint. LOVE the lamp and so cool on the knife block... I might have to do that with mine.

  15. Oh I can go crazy with spray paint! You did a great job.. Love the transformations..

  16. Hi, stopping in from FYN. That lamp looks so good after you hit it with the spray paint. I know how it is with painting, once you're on a roll it's hard to stop. Great idea with the knife block!

  17. Still love looking at this project. I saved it in my "rainy day project" file! Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!


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