We were given some child-sized plastic chairs. They sat in a shed for years and then sat in our shed for another year. Abby wasn’t big enough for them last year. This year she is so I had Matt pull them out. They looked a little worse for the wear so I scrubbed them down. I even used a magic eraser. They still looked horrible grungy and dirty. I asked Abby what she thought and we decided to paint them. We decided on pink and green. Unfortunately, our store didn’t have the right shade of green in a gloss finish so we did rose pink and a robin’s egg blue instead.
I can’t believe how amazing they look now! Behold, the magical power of spray paint!
The difference is amazing! I used a spray paint that works on plastic. I had to buy two cans because of the two different colors. I spent less than $8 and have plenty of paint left for other projects.
I also have been working on painting my kitchen cabinets. I wanted to replace the hardware as well as I don’t like what was currently there. The hinges I wanted were around $2. That doesn’t seem like much until you calculate out how many cabinets there were. Just hinges, not handles, I was looking at around $60. That was far, far too expensive for this project. Enter spray paint again!
I’m still not a huge fan of the style but going from black to silver made a huge difference! I absolutely love spray paint for a cheap upgrade. There are just so many great things about spray paint. It is very much a frugal secret weapon for me.
Even an expensive can of spray paint is under $5. Most are around $2-3 and go pretty far.
Lots of colors
You can get spray paint in so many different colors and shades. Even though I couldn’t find the color I originally wanted, I’m positive I would have found it at a bigger store.
Some upgrades/updates take a while to see an improvement. Spray paint is almost instant.
Easy of use
Spray paint is super simple easy to use. It can be a little bit messy but it is so, so easy to use. You don’t need to have any real knowledge to be able to use it.
Spray paint is such a great thrifty option for those of us on a budget who want to upgrade an item. It is definitely one of my frugal secret weapons. 😉
Do you use spray paint to give things a cheap makeover? What items are part of your frugal secret weapons?
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