3 Ideas for Using Paint in Tabletop Decor

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Have you ever had one of those weeks where your to do list was turned right on its head?  That’s been my week.  I’d hoped to have a whole bunch of painting projects finished by now, but alas, I haven’t had the time to even open the closet door, let alone reach for the paintbrush!!

Thankfully, I do have quite a few projects in the archive of this blog that fits the bill for today’s topic.  I just love how paint can take ordinary objects and turn them into something completely different!  Here’s a few centerpiece projects from the past:

painted jars

Painted Jars

Plain white house paint transformed these ordinary jars (some mason jars and some spaghetti sauce jars) into some of my all-time favorite decor items.  Add a little burlap, canvas fabric and ribbons and they’re ready to be sittin’ pretty!

painted flower box

Painted Flower Box

This poor, plain wooden box was just one cut-out heart away from being a totally 80s decor item.  (It was being used as a garbage can!)   A little pink paint, dark wood stain, and white lettering gave it a new exciting life!

painted cupboard door

Painted Cupboard Door Tray

Underneath the painted mason jar vases is another decor item I reach for often.  It started out as a plain, orphan little cupboard door.   A few coats of aqua blue mis-tint house paint made it shiny and new ~ a pop of pretty where ever it sits!  (I’ve since noticed how some people put handles on each end, making it even more “tray-like”.)

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I’m sure that some of you have used paint to transform ordinary things into extra-ordinary art, too.  What did you do??

Happy Painting!

Rita Joy

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