Today, we are discussing two things…
1 – The Power of Spray Paint
2 – How to Incorporate Holiday Decor into your Home Decor
With moving and buying a new home I wanted to take the chance to change up the colors in my home. I didn’t do a ton to change things up but took out RED from my house decor colors and added GRAY and TURQUOISE. As a general rule of thumb I try to leave my big pieces of furniture and my walls colors I know I will love forever. These colors include black, white, gray and yellow (Yellow is and will always be my favorite color). The other colors I use to decorate with are ones I know I may not like in a few years so I buy pieces and accents in those colors so they are easy to switch out. Right now I’ve been buying more items in black, white, gray and yellow with accents of turquoise and green (Chartreuse-ish). I am having so much fun decorating with this new color palette and love that I can find so many items in these colors right now.
Since I’m not using RED in my home’s color scheme, I have collected a huge pile of RED items I’m not using anymore. I had set them aside for a future Goodwill run or garage sale until I remembered something… SPRAY PAINT! Hello!! I could just spray paint old pieces to match my new home decor. Why hadn’t I though of that earlier? Not only is it super easy to do but is so much cheaper than having to buy new decor pieces. I’ve been spray painting like crazy since I got here to Texas and love that with spray paint you can customize anything and everything to match the color palette you have chosen for your home. It is SO fun!
NOW, with the holidays coming up I’ve decided to incorporate my new home decor colors with my old holiday decor. It’s not always easy considering Black & Orange may not be colors you use in your home’s decor all the time, but I want to show you how easy it is to do.
I was recently asked by Lowe’s to work on some Thanksgiving decorations. I had seen a Thanksgiving Subway print from my lovely friends at Eighteen25 that inspired it all. The print had some blue in it, and I thought to myself, “There is no blue in Thanksgiving colors…” But as I looked at the print they had made it work, so I thought I could do the same thing with my home decor.
I knew I wanted to make a Thanksgiving Mantel and made a list in my head of the things I needed:
- Thanksgiving Decor
- Spray Paint
- Glass and Caulking for a window that had missing glass
- Paper Pennant Banner
Here is what I came up with:
I kept all my regular home decor colors out and just added pops of Orange to tie in the Thanksgiving theme. Thanksgiving colors may not usually include black or turquoise but in this instance, I made it work without having to take down ALL my regular home decor and adding all new Holiday Colored products.
Let me show you how I did it…
I stated with spray paint.
I began with an old sign that had red on all over it…
I spray pained that using Rustoleum’s High Performance Black Enamel (my favorite – it goes on thick and requires only one coat). I let that dry and then added some vinyl that said GIVE THANKS (in the Captain Howdy font).
From there I added a few coats of Fast-Drying Spray Polyurethane (another favorite found at Lowe’s). I used Clear Satin and let it dry.
Here is how it turned out:
It’s a cute Thanksgiving sign made by spray painting an old red sign to match my home’s new decor colors.
I also had an orange pumpkin that I knew would be perfect painted white….
This is the print that inspired it all…
I stuck this in a frame that was spray painted black.
I also made a paper banner that I plan on leaving up all year long. I made a few orange pennants for the Thanksgiving season.
I also had an old window that I thought would be perfect on the mantel. The glass broke in our move to Texas. Thankfully, you can get glass cut at Lowe’s and for cheap. We also got some caulking there to put it back in.
The result from all of this:
It doesn’t scream Thanksgiving, but that’s what I love most about it! With a little spray paint and fixing up I was able to tie in some Thanksgiving decor into my every day home decor without any problems and for super cheap (just the cost of the spray paint, glass and caulking – all found at Lowe’s!)
What’s NOT to love about that?
I hope you are able to upcycle some old pieces with some spray paint as well as easily add holiday decor into your home!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowes. All opinions are 100% mine.