Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Adventures in Spray Paint

While working on our dining room, we decided that we needed to add a bit more sparkle. Something simple . . . but shiny. We both love the look of old fashioned ceiling tiles, but didn't want to cover our ceiling with them. Plus, ceiling tiles can be very expensive. So, I bought a roll of textured, paintable wallpaper and some silver spray paint.

After allowing the paint to dry, I framed out my new "artwork" and hung the frames in our dining room. I must say that I am extremely happy with the finished project.
Couldn't resist showing you just a smidge of our unfinished dining room!

How about you? Any new projects that you've been working on? I know I'm not the only one who is a sucker for spray paint!


  1. I love this idea. The wallpaper would be great in other areas of your home too. Maybe you could line the interior of a cabinet or bookshelf or even drawers with it. No use letting the whole roll go to waste. For some reason I'm seeing the paper painted a pretty shade of blue.

    Can't wait to see the dining room complete.

  2. Stopping from SITS! What simple elegance!

  3. I've decided to accent my front porch with red and orange details. I know that may sound a little iffy, but I think it works. So I am spray painting a little chair and a basket orange to put on the porch. We already have a large stained glass window hanging on the porch that has a red frame. I am also going to give our vintage wrought iron porch furniture a coat of white spray paint at some point this weekend.

  4. I love that! Perfect way to add that shimmer and some texture! We are setting up our first china cabinet today. I am so excited! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Happy SITS saturday sharefest!

  5. Hi Jen-

    I have inhaled more spray paint in my years then any nornal person should, but it is the best for a quick redo. I do all my spray paining in my garage, and created a spray booth there as my husband was afraid I would spray paint his car one day. I don't like the color.

  6. That looks gorgeous. What an awesome idea. I love the spray paint season,lol.

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