Spray Painted Upcycled Treasures

A little bit of spray paint can transform practically anything! Thanks to Rustoleum for providing the paint for today’s project. This post contains affiliate links. 

In early fall, my husband brought home these heavy-duty, sturdy candle holders. Made to look like a bird cage, they were a pair of items that I knew would look lovely in our outdoor space with just a little bit of TLC. But the holidays hit, and they sat in our basement, untouched, until last week. We had a bout of warm weather here that enabled me to pull out the Homeright Spray Shelter and spruce up my husband’s estate sale find!

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When upcycling with spray paint, it is important to completely clean the item and let it dry. Here is a “before” photo of these while they are waiting to be painted in my Homeright Spray Shelter.

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First, I painted the entire piece with Rustoleum Chalked Aged Grey.

Painting candle holders with spray paint. AD

Next, I grabbed Rustoleum Metallic spray paint. I was a bit skeptical of this metallic paint. I had never used a spray paint like this before, and I was uncertain of what the end result would look like. I was completely floored and astounded by how awesome the color turned out to be! The finish does not look like faux metal color like other metallic spray paints can appear. I highly recommend this paint for anyone looking for a metallic finish spray paint.

Project with metallic spray paint AD

Here you can see the matte finish of the aged grey color.

Project with chalked spray paint AD


Project with chalked spray paint AD

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I am happy with this before and after. These will be decor pieces for my outdoor area. Please note that the metallic paint is only guaranteed for interior projects. However, these two pieces will be under my covered porch that rarely receives any of the elements, so I think that they will be okay.

The only thing that I am debating is if I should have painted the entire piece with the metallic spray paint. Now that I have used it, I really do like the look. What do you think?

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