Spray Painted Lamp and Other Odds and Ends

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Daisy's room, spray paint, thrift store | 45 comments

Are you tired of seeing posts about Daisy’s room yet?

I am tired of working on it!

But, we are FINISHED!!!

Well, for the most part. . .

still need a dust ruffle,

want to change some pulls on her furniture,

have one more pillow to add.

I might share a couple of those with you as they happen, but for the most part, IT IS FINISHED!

I am kind of over it for now.  I am going to make myself finish it all this weekend or it will stay just like it is until it is time for us to redo it again.

I have spray painted more things than I ever imagined I would.

It is amazing what a little (or lot) of spray paint can do.

Here are a few pictures of my latest spray painting spree.

We gave this room the theme “vintagey- cute” when we first began this room makeover.

The actual theme has become “spray paint.”

You can makeover an entire room with thrift store finds and a few great colors of spray paint!

The floral piece was $2, the frames were $1 and the shelf was $1.

I framed up some left over fabric scraps.

I moved the bird from my dining room to this shelf.

She looks cute in her new home.

The lamp was one I have had for years.

It started out looking like this.

After some turquoise spray paint and one spray painted wooden bird. . .

I plan on replacing that chair with one I bought this weekend at a yard sale for $5.

For now, I just threw a vintage bedspread over her old chair.

It just might be a while until I get to the other chair.  It is going to involve reupholstery! UGH!

This room is full of projects that we have done over the past few weeks.

You can see the typewriter here.

The embroidery rings here.

The giant embroidery ring here.

Yes, I even spray painted the curtain rod!

The name art here.

(Looks like I need to straighten those letters a bit – Yikes!)

The ribbon lampshade here.

More spray painted thrift store frames on her dresser.

I want her to choose the pictures for the frames, but for now they are still empty!

You can read about the framed paper and moss balls over the bed here.

The bedside lampshades here.

And, the gallery wall and fabric covered bulletin boards here.

There is only one area left to show you of this room.

That is the crafting area!

I will have pictures of that tomorrow.

The month of September will be devoted to fall decor.

I have big plans for my front porch.

I hope to start sharing those projects next week.

Volleyball, soccer and basketball continue to roll at our house.

I have spent more time in gyms over the past 3 weeks than I did my entire high school career!

How did I get these athletic kids?!

It is a fun new journey. . .

Life to the full,


Here are the places that I party!


Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

504 Main

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


Thrifty Decor Chick

Kelly’s Korner

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  1. Just looking at your daughter’s walls have inspired me to make some projects. You have done such an awesome job of redoing her room for her. What a lucky girl to have a talented Mother.
    After this experience she’ll most likely follow in your footsteps to some degree if not all the way. All the work you’ve done has been such an excellent example for your kids.
    I’ve got lots of those embroidery hoops, keep bringing more home every time I go to our local thrift store, especially different shaped ones. I’ll be in there rooting tomorrow for hoops and fabrics I can use and stencil or applique on. What inspiration you are to me and so many others. Thks for such a great blog.

    • You are such an encourager! Thanks so much for the kind words! You made my day!

  2. oh my gosh, WHAT a fabulous and fun and unique space. i love it!

    • Aren’t you sweet?! We were hoping for “fun!”

  3. What cute projects! I always say that spray paint is my BFF!

    • And, I have the painted fingertips to prove it!

  4. Beautiful! Such talent and sooo creative. I am totally inspired to quit saying “I would like to do” and start doing! Thank you for actually making it easy to do. And I also have children that are very athletic, where they got it from boggles my mind completely! 😉

    • You go girl! Get those projects done!

  5. Isn’t it a great feeling when you ‘finish’ a room?!
    Your daughter’s room turned out so fun! It’s very cheerful with all the colors!

    • I keep saying that I am finished, and then I add “one more thing!”

  6. I just love how your daughter’s room turned out! Love all the colors, very “anthropology-ish”. Visiting from Southern Hospitality. ~Cindy

    • Cindy, You are too kind! If you think that it looks “anthropology-ish” then, our mission was accomplished! It is my daughter’s favorite store! Life go the full, Melissa

  7. I absolutely love the mix of colors and fabrics! Daisy is so lucky. I bet she loves it!

    Thanks so much for stopping my blog and commenting on my secretary desk. I absolutely love brass, too! The DIY chalk paint that I use is 1 cup flat paint and 1 tbsp unsanded grout mixed well, although the last few times I’ve done it I’ve added in a couple of tbsp of water.

    I tried to respond to your message, but your email is set at “no reply”.

    Have a great day!

    • She is enjoying her new “grown-up” room!
      Thanks so much for the paint recipe! I am going to give that a try today.
      I will do what I can to fix the “no reply” problem – I LOVE a reply! Actually, I will have to call a friend to have them help me with it?
      Life to the full, Melissa

  8. Hi Melissa! Wow, Daisy’s room is so cheerful with all the bright colours and patterns! I love how everything ties together so well. A big project that took a while, but oh so worth it! Congratulations on finishing your daughter’s room (well, almost)!! She must be tickled pink!
    Have a wonderful day
    Debbie 🙂

    • It makes it all worth it that she loves it like she does!

  9. I love my room so much! I can’t wait to do my homework in it, hang out with my freinds in it, and especially make crafts in it!!! Thank you soooo much! It is exactly what I wanted!!

    • I am so glad that you love your room. It is nice that others like it – but, you are the one I was aiming to please! Love you!

  10. I always love everything you do. Love the room so colorful and pretty. I especially love the hoops since I’m such a fan and have so many. Whenever did you find the material with the chckens/hens on it. Love that material. You and your home always seem so happy! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    • You are too kind! I found the fabric at Joanne’s. It was fairly expensive – over $10 a yard if I am remembering correctly. I only needed 1/2 yard, so I felt like it was worth it. And, no I did not have ANY coupons with me?! What was I thinking?

  11. Gosh No, not tired of it at all. I think it looks awesome. You are so creative and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

    • I am glad that you are not tired of it! But, that should be the last post about her room for a while! Although, I have another project going for it right now!

  12. Her room is beautiful and bright!

    • We love all of the bright, happy colors! Perfect for a 13 year old girl!

  13. I LOVE this room. The frames are gorgeous! As are the embroidery hoops. It’s so fun! Thanks for sharing.

    • I have been spray painting like crazy! I have just about lost feeling in my fingertip from holding the trigger down on the can! Not to mention that on any given day, my trigger finger is one of many “happy” colors!

  14. Thank you for sharing this creative project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love It!


  15. I love all of your cheery colors, and the hoop art is fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

    • I can’t stop buying those hoops! I find them for so cheap at the thrift stores!

  16. I love Daisy’s room. LOVE. Such a whimsical, happy space. I saw your link at The Winthrop Chronicles Link Party. I’m a new follower! Cheers to you!

    • Thanks so much for following! You made my day! Daisy is loving her new room! It is a fun, happy place!

  17. So beautiful – I love all the details. And cheap too … Perfect 🙂

  18. Between spray paint and odds and ends you have created a room that deserves its own magazine spread. It looks wonderful.

    • You are too sweet! I won’t hold my breath for the magazines to start calling – but, Daisy loves her new room!

  19. Spray painting spree. I love it! I’m sure that Daisy is loving her room. You’ve done a great job of bringing everything together in there!

  20. you’ve been busy! I love spray paint. Everything looks great.

    • Thanks! I had no idea the transforming powers of spray paint!

  21. Wow this is amazing. What a fun room you have. Great job on all the colors and little details. It really came together in a fantastic way.


    • It seems like it took FOREVER! But, it is a fun room for sure!

  22. BEHOLD THE POWER OF SPRAY PAINT! Ha ha. This room looks so great! I just love the happy & whimsical feeling.

    Warmly, Michelle

  23. What a great room!! It’s so bright and happy! Thanks for linking up – I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/09/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-63/

  24. Love the vintagey-cute feel!

  25. Melissa, imagine my surprize when I saw that little red shelf!!!! I have one just like it, did yours start out kinda of a icky faux ‘goldy-bronzey’ like color (see, I can’t even discribe the color, just that it needs changing!) I’ve kept it now for 2 yrs. trying to deside how to pretty it up, cause ‘she’ has nice ‘bones’! Your decorating talent id fantastic, loving your fall look!


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