Do you have some outdated fixtures that you can’t just get rid of? Then breathe new life into them by upcycling them! Recycling or upcycling accessories is always a good thing. It’s an environmentally friendly and fun project to do. In this post, we are going to show you how you can upcycle old home accessories using spray paint.
Upcycle Old Home Accessories Using Spray Paint
Here are some materials you’ll probably need:
- Old Home Accessories like soap bottles, mini teapots, or just basically anything you can still make use of.
- Soap/Sponge – this will come in handy when you’re cleaning stuff.
- Isopropyl Alcohol – an effective agent to clean and remove grime.
- Cloth – wipe your things dry before you spray paint them.
- Spray Paint – will be used to paint or design your project.
How to Upcycle Old Home Accessories Using Spray Paint
Now for the actual painting process, here’s how you can do it:
- Clean your old home accessory with soap or isopropyl alcohol. Make sure to rinse it with water and then dry it thoroughly. Having a dry surface will help the paint adhere better to the glass or the accessory you chose.
- Once you have cleaned and dried your accessory, get ready to paint them. Prepare your spray paint and materials, and, for safety precautions, wear a mask to minimize the smell of the paint fumes and safety glass to avoid the small particles of paint getting to your eyes. Place your accessory on a pedestal or even a rotating board so that you can easily spray paint every nook and cranny of your project. Spray paint your project outdoors to fasten the drying process.
- After spray painting, leave it to dry for a day just to be sure. Another thing you can do to prolong the paint on your project is to seal it with a sealant.
Stenciling Old Plates With Spray Paint
If you’re planning on making a decor instead of something functional, you can also try stenciling old plates with spray paint.
- Stock Paper
- Exacto Knife
- Have some chipped plates or generally old and worn-out plates laying around your house? Stencil them with spray paint them! (Read more about stenciling in our post “How to Make a Stencil”)
- Stenciling a plate with spray paint would probably work best on a plain-colored plate but would work just as well on a patterned plate with the right spray paint color. Print the words you’d like to stencil on stock paper and cut them out to make a stencil.
- After you’ve successfully cut out your stencil, secure the stencil by taping it on the plate. Then spray paint! Easy, right?
- Display it in your home by hanging it or placing it on a plate easel.
These are some easy ways you can upcycle old accessories in your home. Do you have any upcycled DIY projects you’d want to share? Leave a comment below!