Window’s cracked open, spray paint bottles dusted off, and storage bins pulled for a make-over…life is good. Spray paint sprayin’ definitely means springs a comin’. Forget the ground hog, this is a much surer sign.

This $5 yard sale shelf treasure has served me faithfully, but has been waiting patiently for a spruce up. Slowly, I’ve picked up organizational bins from yard sales. The price is right with that route,  but the lack of matching baskets may astound some of you. For me, I don’t need it to be “matchy – matchy”, in fact, I love the character that comes from varying styles, but I DO want them to be the same color.

The solution to that issue is as simple as spray paint.  I have a combination of fabric, metal, plastic and wicker organizational baskets and bins. The beauty of spray paint is that it will work perfectly on all these surfaces.

Don’t pass up second hand deals due to color. You can always make it work in just minutes.

This past fall, I purchased these two fabric totes for only $0.50. I LOVE those finds. Yet knowing that I am not a tan fan, spray paint comes to the rescue. In just a few minutes, I went from the tan to the blue. It’s so fun to be able to experiment on inexpensive items.

I wanted to just test out how it would work so I used the $1 paint that I already had from spray painting my kitchen knobs. I wasn’t guaranteed the quality of paint coverage  on such a large fabric surface, but it worked perfectly, although the shade of blue is not what I anticipated. Paint is like that. Shades differ so much on walls, fabric, handles etc. It’s nearly impossible to guess until you see it on the surface.

Here is just a glimpse of what you can do in five minutes. You know I think that paint is one of the easiest, quickest, and definitely the most frugal way to update and change any decorating aspect in your home. Yes, spray paint is your best DIY instant make over.

Now, I need to go buy a new paint color and hit these surfaces again  so there’s some uniformity.

Stay tuned.

Maybe by mid June, I’ll actually have the shelf repainted as well. 🙂