This easy Christmas Decor project may be just what you're looking for! What's the best thing about spray paint? It makes changing up thrift store items a breeze! You may not have this exact platter, but what's important is that you understand how spray paint can help you update something old into new Christmas Decor!
Wow! It’s almost December!! I’m sure many of you already have all of your Christmas decorations well on their way. I don’t do a lot of decorating around here, and this is definitely early for me. I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal and usually don’t put the tree up until absolutely necessary.
Thrift Store Platter
I’ve been saving this great thrift store pedestal platter for just the right project, and finally it is time for it’s makeover.
What a deal I got on this $2 red platter! I would buy these all day long for a great price like this.
TIP Before you spray paint, remember to remove any stickers and dirt from your project. If there are any rough places, be sure to sand, and wipe away any dust and dirt. Dust is the number one enemy during your spray paint project.
Easy Spray Paint Christmas Decor Project
I used Krylon Modern White Super Maxx on this platter. It’s the perfect Christmas white. I sprayed several light coats with the platter upside down. After allowing it to dry, I turned it upright and sprayed several more light coats to get the perfect coverage with no drips.
Be sure to read the directions on your spray paint can. Yes, there really are specific drying times as well as timing for recoating your Christmas decor project.
TIP Raising your project up on saw horses makes spray painting so much easier. If you don't have saw horses, cover a work table, or use a box. Having a good view while you're spray painting will assure good coverage.
See? The color is perfect! I love the new look of my $2 thrift store platter. Can you believe how much better the platter looks now that it's gotten a nice coat of spray paint!
Christmas decor doesn’t have to be expensive. Using spray paint will easily change up your current pieces to make them perfect for the holidays! Use any Christmas items you have to decorate your new project. Candles and glass cups from the dollar store make this a very inexpensive upcycle.
Using white spray paint made this project quick and easy and oh so pretty! What have you spray painted lately?
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
The shape of this piece is so classic! The white made it convenient for use all year!
I tackled a couple of spray paint projects recently. I bought glass mugs at an out of town thrift store and knew they were perfect for a gift exchange coming up. I taped up patterns on six of the ten cups and spray painted those, then planted succulents in all of them! I'm giving away a set of an unpainted with a painted mug to each of four people. (my kids each got a painted mug succulent, too).
My second project was to quickly spray paint a black plastic cloche from Target. The bronze paint really punched it up and it looks much nicer now.
Wow Amanda! You're ahead of the game for sure! Those are all really great ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us. I know they will be a hit, and I love the frugality of it all!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Great eye for shape Gail! You'll find lots of uses for that platter and when you're done, feel free to ship it to me! LOL Love the paint colors in the Krylon collection.
What a pretty white, and perfect for Christmas! Last thing I spray painted were some hooks... yesterday. ?
Krylon’s Modern White is a new-to-me color! will have to check it out. last thing i spray painted was 2 frames i got at the thrift store for $1.00 each. they were a "weird to me" yellow color, but now they are a oil rubbed bronze color.
It is funny that you wrote about this today. I bought some stars at a second hand store that are truly ugly. I went and bought some Krylon silver paint and they are waiting to be beautiful. I love Krylon and it is amazing what a little paint can do.
As usual, you remind me that I'm surrounded by amazing pieces that just need to be reimagined! Spray paint is one of life's little joys - here's to Modern White as the perfect season neutral base...you'll be able to use this any time of year.