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Spray paint decor ideas with Rust-Oleum

I’ve got a beautiful plate.


That used to be my grandmas.

I’ve carried it with me for years.


It used to whisper…

“Please display me”

when I open the drawer it lived in.


I knew I never would…

until now.


I sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint.

And now it’s got so many places to live in our house.


You could too, here’s how I did it.


It’s super easy.



Spray paint decor ideas with Rust-Oleum

You will need:

A plate or special piece (This works with plastic, metal and wood too)

Rust-Oleum Matt Black Spray


Clean the object.

Shake can well.

Then apply a coat of Rust-Oleum spray paint following the directions on the can.

Let dry.

Apply a light, second coat.

{I didn’t spray the back of my plate so I could still see who made it}


Welcome out of the drawer little plate!


The lovely Pauline and her team at Yamba Paint Place introduced me to this fab paint {and many others}, it has so many uses.

I love that it is super easy to spray and doesn’t run like other spray cans.

And you can spray with the can upside down too!

We have about 5 projects where we have sprayed objects into new life to match our new decor.


But… this one is pretty special.






I love how it’s now Yamba Scandi style.


it’s special story still lives inside.



It could hold some bling…




Or become part of a shelf display.



The best bit is

after all that whispering…

that little plate,

is truly part of our home now.




Grandma’s story is a new piece of art on display at our house

…not tucked away at the back of a drawer.


Do you keep special keepsakes in a drawer?

Ever tried to spray paint keepsakes or objects for your home decor?

Ever used Rust-Oleum spray paint?

{You totally should, it’s super easy, let me know if you do, I’d love to hear your story.}


Have a great weekend guys.


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9 responses to “Spray paint decor ideas with Rust-Oleum”

  1. Nice coverage!! I love a quirky plate, especially holding jewellery.
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    • Sarah says:

      This spray paint gives great coverage my little plate is holding jewels at the moment, it’s so lovely to see it being used.

  2. What a brilliant idea! I’ve got so many keepsakes in our cabinet that really should be on display.
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    • Sarah says:

      Thank you Lauren, Ain’t it the truth, they need to be on display and this is a super easy way to bring them out, there is a great range of colours too.

  3. Wow. She’s gorgeous. And that paint is amazing. I’m looking round my house wondering what I can find to spray paint! Xx
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    • Sarah says:

      It’s such a simple thing to do to make new pieces for your home with existing keepsakes or objects you already have.have a great weekend lovely.x

  4. Kitty says:

    Too cute! What a great quirky plate you have now. I love that you’ve surrounded yourself with special things rather than bought something.

  5. That is so cool and so Yamba scandi! I love it! The only keepsake I’ve got from my nana is a knitted loo roll dolly – I don’t think she’d look so good spray painted so she’ll have to continue to live out her days in the bathroom cupboard!
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  6. This is so cool! I love how you made this piece your own and how very easy it was!! You’ve encouraged me to head into the cupboard and pull out a few of those pieces I’ve been ignoring. Thank you xx
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