Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

With the arrival of spring, out comes the gardening gloves and shovels, the rake and broom, the pressure washer, and yes… the spray paint!

Rustoleum Painter's Touch spray paint

We finally had some days without rain last week and I pretty much emptied my whole front porch onto the driveway and got to refreshing it all with some spray paint.  :)   I bought this red garden stool at Lowe’s last year and loved it on my porch.  BUT in one year of use it had faded horribly to a dull pastey orange.   Except for the small circle on the top that was covered with a plant or lantern  – lol!

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

After a few minutes and a coat or two of spray paint, it was back to the original red beauty!

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

These black metal plant stands were looking faded and old too.  Along with the tan planters that sit on them.

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

Now they are looking brand new again!  Yes, you can spray paint plastic – many spray paints will say they can be used on plastic and even if they don’t say it on the can, most spray paints can be used on plastic effectively.   Do LIGHT, even coats to prevent runs.

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

I picked up this metal table at a yard sale this past fall and it needed a fresh coat of paint with some light rust forming on the bottom and scratches and marks all over the top (sorry, didn’t realize the sun was reflecting and you couldn’t see the top in the before picture).

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

Refreshed and adorned with a pretty pot of flowers!

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

This black planter was faded and gray looking too…  I just covered up the flowers I had already planted in it and gave it a fresh coat of paint.

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

Much better!

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

So pretty much everything on the front porch except for the bench got a fresh coat of paint and it looks so refreshed and new!  Now if the pollen would only end, I could pressure wash one last time and get it completely cleaned up.

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

I just adore that red garden stool!  And all the spring colors.  My front porch and door is so much easier and fun to decorate now that my shutters and doors are black.

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

My porch is ready for spring now!

Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

And check out all these fun new colors Rustoleum just released.  I am itching to find something to paint that beautiful coral color and the minty green.  I may add those colors to my back deck.  Smile

new Rustoleum spray paint

So if things are looking a bit faded outside after the long winter, grab a can of spray paint and get to making them look brand new again!

What is your favorite accent color to use outside?

Comments

  1. Looks beautiful. I especially love the pop of red.
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  2. Sherri S. says:

    Everything looks fresh again. I am getting ready to tackle spray painting an old urn I have for near my front door. I hope it comes out as good as all your porch painting projects did (say that 3 times 😉 )

    Have a beautiful week, Christina…
    Sherri

  3. It’s amazing what a little paint can do! Your front porch looks amazing!
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  4. I was wondering if you use an actual stain on the bench or if you use a spray paint stain for that too? I use outdoor spray paint all of the time and love it.

  5. Pam Moore says:

    What a beautiful setting to read a favorite book.

  6. This is a great idea! My husband and I just bought a house and attacking the outdoor spaces feels kind of overwhelming for these first time homeowners. Spray paint sounds like the kind of easy update we could actually manage!

    Love the mint green too! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. I was wondering if the actual porch is painted or stained? Also what color it is

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