By Cora L. Diekman

Published on December 11, 2015

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Photography by @laurenk747

by Cora L. Diekman

@laurenk747

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.

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Photography by @cmspaces

@cmspaces

When that chandelier you want only comes in chrome…

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Photography by @laurenruthmccrory

@laurenruthmccrory

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

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Photography by @barrieisms

@barrieisms

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

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Photography by @chelsholifield

@chelsholifield

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

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Photography by @dinambrennan

@dinambrennan

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.

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Photography by @diycrushcity

@diycrushcity

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

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Photography by @emmeseecole

@emmeseecole

Now that’s what we call industrial chic.

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Photography by @girolamoj

@girolamoj

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

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Photography by @haleykolowski

@haleykolowski

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

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Photography by @lesetoilesdelamer_

@lesetoilesdelamer_

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

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Photography by @little_cream_soda

@little_cream_soda

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

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Photography by @mae_sistermann_art

@mae_sistermann_art

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

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Photography by @meganarm

@meganarm

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

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Photography by @modernmuslimhome

@modernmuslimhome

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

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Photography by @myoverlays

@myoverlays

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

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Photography by @mumandmehandmadedesigns

@mumandmehandmadedesigns

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

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Photography by @naptimedecorator

@naptimedecorator

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

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Photography by @rachel_tenny

@rachel_tenny

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.

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