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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My Kmart Hacks - Monochrome/Mint


As I mentioned I'm planning to make over my study/work space. Im in process of getting quotes for additional cabinetry. I have decided to completely declutter and will be keeping it simple as I spend all day in there. I have decided to go with a monochrome/mint colour scheme.

I already had these Kmart goodies (the candle holder was recent. Pink tin is from Ikea). I got them cause they were cheap but really did not like the colours so had planned to spray paint them. I shared my hacks of them on facebook and instagram yesterday. The response was more than I was expecting and I have been getting lots of messages asking about how I did them and which paint so I thought I pop up a post for easy reference. I apologise the photos are just off my phone... I hadn't planned a post for them so didn't take photos on the camera.

Here are the before and after shots of the goodies I painted.
I spray painted all of these without using any primer or sanding back. These are the paints I used
White = Dulux Duramax White Gloss
Black = British Paints Satin Black
Mint = Rustoleum Ocean Mist (this can be hard to find)

The crosses were left over chalkboard sticker I had from when I put chalkboard calendar in my study. I used my Silhouette Cameo (sticker cutting machine I use for my Etsy business) to cut out the crosses.

These canisters turned out so well... I am so happy with them. Please note I don't intend on using these for consumables. If you are painting yours for your kitchen and consumable use you will need to make sure you don't get spray paint inside due to toxins etc.
These canisters only cost $7 on clearance for the set. I love that they now look like those canisters that sell for around $20 each. Spray paint and a little creativity can make a big difference. If you want to give spray painting a go pop to Op shop and get some goodies and have a go. Or jump right in and spray things you already own.

2 comments:

Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid said...

They look hack-tastic! Isn't it amazing the difference some spray paint makes! Love your work!

Chui Ling Tang said...

Love the look you have achieved with a spray painot and a good eye for style! Can I ask what brand of spray paint you used?

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