How to Antique Using Spray Paint

Hey there! Queen B here!
I am the DIY extraordinaire in case you forgot!
Things are REALLY crazy in the Queen B house right now, so I am offering you a super easy quick tutorial today, hope that’s ok!

I am always short on patience time, and I was in the mood to give this shelf a good makeover… but QUICKLY!

My sis-in-law made me this shelf about 8 yrs ago and I painted it barn red… because that’s what I was into back then… I still kinda love it, but for outside… on a barn! lol!

I lost the knobs long ago!!

Anyway.. I Sanded her up, and spray painted WHITE….

 Then Spray Painted BLACK

Click HERE to see me CORRECTLY spray paint the shelf black… and YES, there IS a correct way to use spray paint! who new?!

After those quick coats of paint, I mixed up a beautiful shade of blue with paints I already had, and brushed it on, not being super careful… 

I waited 30 min, then I started sanding to get all those different shades of paint to come thru. Use as many colors as you want!! I wish I would have done a pretty pink in there somewhere!

 To add some final touches I added stenciling and HOME-MADE knobs! Click HERE for tutorial on how to make your own knobs.

Isn’t she GORG?! Looks like a totally different shelf!
If you know me AT ALL, you know I LOVE a good makeover(on Things OR People!)
Come visit me and say HI! I just LOVE new friends!!

Be sure to go to Queen B and Me for more fun projects from Andrea, and

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  1. 1

    Beautiful! I love the pic of the baby on the scale too.
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  2. 2

    Great tips…love the colors you used and adore the knobs. Thanks for sharing and have a super day!
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  3. 3

    I love the antique look and especially the knobs! How fun!
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  4. 4

    That looks really good. That crazy quilt is gorgeous!
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  5. 5

    She’s so talented! Love how she layers paints?! Go Andrea!
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  6. 6

    This is so beautiful! What kind of paint did you use when you brushed the blue on?

  7. 7

    So glad I found this tutorial! Thank you for posting it! I also need to know what kind of paint to use after Krylon. I’ve spent the last hour on google trying to figure out if it has to be oil or latex and can’t find an answer anywhere. Maybe it doesn’t even matter? Just scared I’ll ruin my shelf :(

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