I love all things monochromatic, and recently was inspired to create an all white grouping for an empty corner in my bathroom. In order to pull this grouping together, I had to get a little creative with spray paint.
If you’re thinking about spray painting dark-colored items white, I would highly recommend limbering up before-hand. My right arm and wrist have never felt so sore, and I definitely strained a muscle in my back while painting. Be prepared to put in some elbow grease!
I recently saw some white-painted twigs in the floral department of the ‘fancy’ grocery store near my house and thought I could probably make them for less. I found decorative twigs for $5.00 at Marshall’s which I thought would be perfect to transform for this grouping. I also purchased the little owl and the apothecary container at Michael’s craft store during one of their 30% off sales. I filled the glass container with a few left-over decorative balls I had from a previous project.
The white picture frame and white coral came straight from my parents storage basement. I figured they might as well be stored somewhere they can be appreciated and get some visual attention.
The candlesticks I’ve had for several years. They were very dark and somewhat gothic looking before. They were almost on their way to the Goodwill pile in my garage, when I swooped in and rescued them for a white-wash revival.
For better results with spray painting, I recommend using a primer first. If you’re painting twigs, the primer will keep them from absorbing too much paint, so you’ll need less coats, and your arm won’t get as sore as mine! I ended up doing 2 coats on my twigs with regular white spray paint, and once I noticed the paint was soaking in too easily I went and got a can of primer which did the trick. After using the primer, I did another 2 coats of white spray paint, and it covered easily.
I placed this grouping next to the tub in my master bathroom. Nothing makes me happier than taking an evening bath next to this simple grouping of white. Call me boring, but this soft white look is easy on the eyes.