Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY Projects for the Studio - Changing Up Clearance Items with a Little Krylon Spray Paint

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a couple of DIY projects to share with you.  Recently I hit the jackpot on so home decor items and I thought they would be perfect in my studio.   

Last week I shared a few sneak peek pictures of some DIY projects and this was one of them.  I love what you can do with just a can of spray paint and some steel wool.

Here is a close up of the Krylon Aqua paint I used.  Love this color!

Here is a picture of the two pieces I found on clearance.  Both pieces are all metal.  The oval on the pedestal was originally $24.99 and I purchased it for $4.00.  The two tiered heart shape stand was $34.99 and I purchased it for $5.00.  I have a before picture of the oval pedestal (photo below) but I forgot to take a picture of the tiered heart shape stand.  The oval pedestal was originally green and rust and the tiered heart stand was black.

Here is a picture of the oval pedestal before I started painting it.

Here is a close up of the flower after the entire stand was painted.  *Note--the color is a little off in this picture.  The paint is more aqua as you will see in the other picture.  I used a piece of 0000 steel wool to buff/sand off some of the paint in different areas.  I use the 0000 steel wool a lot for buffing/sanding on metal.  It will remove the paint without scratching it.  Once the fibers from the steel wool are brushed off it leaves a nice smooth finish.

Here is the flower after I used the steel wool.  I love how some of the rust and green colors come through and it gives the piece an aged look.

I added SS12 CLEAR AB POINTY BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONES and SS16 CLEAR AB FLAT BACK CRYSTAL RHINESTONES from ButterBeeScraps to the flower center for a little bit of sparkle.

Here is the entire stand.

This is a close up on the top part of the oval and you can see the different colors and layers of paint.

Here is a close up of the base.

I thought this piece would be perfect to hang earrings on and for only $4.00 I couldn't pass it up.

The next piece is the two tiered heart shape stand.  On this piece I just spray painted it and left it as is.  I used the same Krylon Aqua paint.  Krylon is my favorite brand of spray paint.  I love the color choices and they have paints for so many different surfaces.  I wasn't sure if I wanted this piece to have an aged look of not.  So for right now it is just staying the pretty aqua color and maybe down the road I will change it.

I love the detail on the metal edging.  It looks like lace.

Here is a view from the top looking down.  In the top piece I have a lot of cameos and a few other resin pieces.  The bottom holds all of my washi tape.

These two new pieces make a great addition to my studio.  Don't forget to check out the clearance sections of the store.  You never know what you might find.  Remember you can always change up the color with a little paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Love your projects!!! Especially love the hearts and all those cameos, oh so pretty!

  2. great ideas Heidi, but here's a way to make the 2 tier project even more special: fill it with chocolates!!!!
    thanks for all you (continuing) inspiration.


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