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How much fun can you have in one day with some spray paint?  Loads!  I got a can of Heirloom White and transformed these yard sale and bargain bin treasures into beauties!  If there is a moral to this story - it is that anything can be saved with a little spray paint.

First - I found this cute wire bird that was bright red at Hobby Lobby.  So much better in Heirloom White.  And I was a very bad blogger and did not take a before!  But I think we can all agree that this looks lovely!  (P.S. That is my fab wire basket I found this weekend behind it - I LOVE it!)

Next up - a couple of $1 frames that went from blah wood to shabby chic beauties!  The bird print I got a couple of weekends ago out and about and the other was hand drawn by my cousin.  My mom gave it to me for my birthday!

Finally - my 50 cent pitcher that I picked up this weekend looks so much better with a good coat of Heirloom White.  Now it looks like an heirloom treasure!  Love it! 

Umm - let's do a little before and after shall we?  Can you say gorgeous?

So those were my fun projects this weekend!  What did you get into?  Done any spray painting recently?  Lemme know!

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18 frugal friends said ...

citymouse said... @ June 22, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Stopping by from SITS and glad I did. Count me as your newest follower!

I love the white spray paint. I am a huge fan of black spray paint but have been thinking lately that maybe I need to lighten up!

Anonymous said... @ June 22, 2010 at 6:54 AM

Beautiful work!!!

Karen said... @ June 22, 2010 at 7:15 AM

Spray paint is the best isn't it? I especially love the pitcher. It would look pretty with flowers in it too.

I had to laugh when you called yourself a bad blogger for not taking a before pic. Isn't it funny how your blog is always in the back of your mind? I took my camera to a party the other day mainly because I love the architecture of the house and meant to get some pictures-I forgot!

trish said... @ June 22, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Beautiful!! It all looks great. You aren't kidding about the spray paint! Goodness knows how many things can be brought to life with just a little bit of paint! :o)
Have a wonderful day!
Sincerely ~ Trish

Adrienne S. said... @ June 22, 2010 at 3:03 PM

I love your 50 cent pitcher....gorgeous! My friends all laugh at me when we go thrifting because my motto is always "Paint it white!" It's amazing the difference some cheap-o white spray paint makes. Great job.

Elizabeth said... @ June 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Love love love it!! I tend to lean toward black, but I am trying to make myself do some more white transformations, lol. I recently painted something in white..I'll be posting that soon! I love the pitcher - looks amazing.

And oh ya - I gave you an award!! Go check out my blog!! :)


Unknown said... @ June 22, 2010 at 4:54 PM

I love spray paint! It's so fun. You're Treasures look great!

Kati @ Housewife_Swagger said... @ June 22, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I love your bird, and still love the basket!!!!!

Kym said... @ June 23, 2010 at 4:52 AM

Hi I have just discovered your blog and think I need to go and buy myself some spray paint. I really love the bird and basket...just divine. I think I am your newest follower. Take care Kym

Suzanne said... @ June 23, 2010 at 7:09 AM

What would we do without spray paint? You totally transformed those items!

KimMalk said... @ June 23, 2010 at 1:24 PM

I just adore the pitcher. Wonderful job.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said... @ June 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM

If I knew they would turn out that pretty, I would by those ugly pieces at the thrift store!! I am always afraid that they will still look ugly!! I did paint my outdoor lantern that was rusting a bright yellow. Plan on posting it tomorrow!

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said... @ June 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM

White paint makes everything better! I love the bird you found!

Anonymous said... @ June 23, 2010 at 2:25 PM

WOW!!! Jess, these are great. I particularly love the wired bird. You're a great spray-painter. I need more practice. I think I hate to "waste" the paint, so consequently I overspray! You did great!

Robyn said... @ June 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM

I'm visiting you from the Power of Paint Party over at Domestically Speaking...don't ya just love yourself a can of spray paint? I've brought home some things from the goodwill or yard sales before and my hubby has snarled his nose up at them...after I get finished he starts to change his tune...there is power in a can of spray paint! LOL...love the birdie and the white pitcher! Amazing transformation! Come visit me at my blog over at http://foresthillsroad.blogspot.com/

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said... @ June 25, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Heirloom White makes everything just creamy lovely!

Rachel said... @ July 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM

I saw those red birds at Hobby Lobby on clearance, thought it would look better once a can of spray paint got to it. However I decided against it (I thought the eyes would turn out creepy), that is until I saw your's! So tonight I went to see if they still had one, and they had one left at 80% off! So I grabbed it and primed it, it is now waiting to get a nice coat of silver spray paint! I am so happy I ran across your blog! :) Thanks!

Robin Ange said... @ July 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Love it and I would love if you would link this project up over at my blog http://www.thetshirtdiaries.com‘s Upcycled Awesome linky party – http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled5

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