Spray paint can transform just about anything if you just give it a chance!

Have you ever bought something to spruce up the outside of your house and at first, it looks oh so pretty, fresh and shiny, and then, after a few summers and winters it looks like something from Sanford and Son? (If you remember that show, let me know!).

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

That’s what happened to me with a pretty planter and a welcome sign that I bought a few years ago.  At first, it was so pretty and welcoming, and then a few weeks ago I looked at them both and thought what in the world happened?Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

Today, I’m going to show you how simple it was to make everything shiny and darn near perfect again as part of this month’s Thrifty Style Team post.  Check out my before and after and then scroll to the bottom of this post for more thrifty inspiration from the other members of our team.  They are all awesome!

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Lately, I have taken to spray-painting just about everything.  Heck, if I could spray paint my make up on every day I’d probably do that.  Maybe I’m on to something here…..hmmmm…

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

Anyway, I was outside spray painting the Adirondack chairs I shared a few weeks ago and while I was waiting to spray more coats on the chairs I started looking around and noticed my Welcome Sign and Planter and I thought what in the world happened to them????? They looked horrible and made the area between my garage doors look anything but fresh and clean…they were the opposite of curb appeal….they were sort of like street repel.

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

I went into the garage and looked around for any spray paint that wasn’t turquoise, white or orange and spied a can of Rust-Oleum Metallic Paint & Primer in One in Oil Rubbed Bronze.  It was the same can of spray paint I used to make over a plastic garbage can, a shiny gold floor register and my front doorknob – all of which still look fabulous even after 4 years.

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

I shook the can and thankfully there was enough to spray paint my Welcome Sign and Planter.

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

I was so thrilled with the results.

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

I was almost going to throw these away but I am so glad I didn’t!

Rust-Oleum Universal Metallic Paint and Primer in One - Oil Rubbed Bronze. Give new life to an old rusty sign.

My only problem now is that I could only find these little yellow flowers to fill the planters….they really need to perk up so wish me luck.

But, they are sort of cute, aren’t they?

Have you saved anything with spray paint? If you have I would absolutely LOVE to hear about and see a picture if you have one.  We thrifty gals have got to stick together!

Thrifty Style Team

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