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by Cora L. Diekman


With a steady hand and two cans of your favorite color, you can achieve this simple ombre spray paint planter—SO much better than your average terra cotta.


When that chandelier you want only comes in chrome…


Wake up your office space with colorful brights, like these pastel hues.


Give your entire desktop a chic gold makeover with a single can of metallic paint.


Creative GENIUS. Recycled plastic safari animals are cleverly cut to size and spray painted for a surprisingly stylish necklace storage. Love that!


Bring unity to a collection of mismatched frames by painting them all the same color. We’re loving this gallery of all-white frames that are simple yet glamorous.


Spray paint transforms an industrial chest into fun, candy-colored organization appropriate for kids rooms.


Now that’s what we call industrial chic.


When you hate your boring microwave, hit it with a can of yellow spray paint for an instant eye-popping upgrade.


This Crate and Barrel copycat looks as fabulous as the real deal—at a fraction of the cost.


A shot of gold paint transforms a simple organic cake topper from ordinary to Instagram-worthy.


This DIY wall makeover provides serious inspiration for anyone with patience and mad skills with painter’s tape.


Loving this two-toned cell phone cover makeover in equally glam shades of metallic gold.


Makeover a boring wall with simple DIY ombre canvas art using a stencil and your favorite color.


While the original black version was perfectly fine, we’re loving how this gold makeover pops against a pale blue wall.


A little imagination transforms this multi-function utility rack into a fab bar cart.


If you have leftover glass jars on hand, upcycle them to display-worthy storage containers with spray paint and carefully placed painters tape.


Gold paint and a little repurposing transforms this found child’s desk into a statement piece.


Use spray paint to upgrade seasonal decor, like these metallic pumpkins. We’re also loving the idea of gold or bronze pomegranates as a simple holiday centerpiece.