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{Addison’s Room} A Little Spray Paint DIY Before & After


When I was pregnant with Addison or shortly after I had her one of my very best friends from college gifted me a name sign that she picked up at Marshalls. I knew eventually it would get a makeover and put up, just wasn’t sure when. I’m sure Keysha is glad to see that nearly 4 years after the fact this fab name sign has gotten a makeover and is hanging in Addison’s room! Better late than never

After my framed wallpaper DIY project I knew the perfect small wall spot where I would hang them, and then decided this wall would also be the final home for the name sign. I went to Home Depot and picked up a white and pink can of Rustoleum spray paint.

DIY Spray Paint Project

DIY Spray Paint Project

It took a few coats to really cover well, and I’m glad I put the white under because I only needed about 2 coats of the pink to completely cover, while it took the entire can of the white to cover what was there. I let it dry over night and then it was ready to hang.

Here is the area before I hung the frames and the sign.

Here is after.

DIY Spray Paint Project

I want her to use it for things like her coat and the basket below for some of her toys and play clothes. I got the basket from Homegoods.

DIY Spray Paint Project

I’ve always known I was smitten with the Dollar Tree but lately it seems I’ve been in there every day. One day I found this pretty gold owl piggy bank for you guessed it $1. The “Pretty Little Things” plate was a clearance deal from Bath and Body Works for $4.

DIY Spray Paint Project

DIY Spray Paint Project

Little by little her room is coming together.

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Amazing what a few coats of spray paint can do!

Have an Christmas DIY project plans underway?

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Carissa
    November 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I received this same sign at my babyshower for “Emma” …I was thinking of doing something like this to it when I get ready to hang it up. I love how it turned out! Her room is so girly and cute!!!
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I am slowly learning that if something has potential you can turn it into something you love. I kind of wish I would’ve painted it another bolder color though, like a turquoise. I may once I decide what else to put in the room.

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    November 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve been really loving the Dollar Tree even more lately. They’ve started stepping their game up on their decor stuff and I’m seeing more name brand products there as well. Love the sign.
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Yes! The decor items are really far and few between, so when I find them I buy them up!

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    Mrs. Delightful
    November 21, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Off hand I really do not have any holiday DIY projects in mind. However, I’m sure Pinterest could assist me in that area. I also, have to purchase the spray paint attachment (it looks like it’s a must have). I love how the sign came out.

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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:56 am

      That attachment was all of $3 and it was amazing. I had seen other people using them and I’m glad I decided to get one. I promise it made the process so much easier and it wasn’t as messy.

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    Jenni
    November 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

    The sign looks great. Dollar Tree is my husband and RJ’s favorite spot. I’ve started checking it out for cheap seasonal decorations.
    Last year I did a couple holiday DIY projects, an advent calendar and a wall decoration. I’m not sure what I’m going to do this year.
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:57 am

      My children have asked for an advent calendar, maybe I should try my hand at one. We’ll see. I’m telling you the Dollar Tree is where its at!

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    Law_Fal
    November 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    So pretty and girly!!!!!
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

      That’s what I’m going for. More girly than baby.

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    Sonya
    November 22, 2014 at 7:03 am

    That piggyback is cute. I love it when I get a good dollar tree find.
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Yes!! When you come on up on something good in Dollar Tree it’s like the heavens open up. That’s why I’m in there so much, would hate to miss something!

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    Patrice
    November 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I love all of your home posts!! You’re doing a great job with all of your projects. Keep inspiring us!

    • Reply
      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Patrice!! I’m trying. More of this type of content will be included in the new year.

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    Sarah
    November 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I have a rocking chair that I’m planning on getting a can of navy spray paint to very soon! I also want to grab a can of copper spray paint and update some metal wall decor already hanging in my den with it. Spray paint is a godsend! I can’t believe that owl was just $1- so cute!
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

      I’m hooked. Everything I see now whether I’m thrifting or just out I think to myself will a can of spray paint get this right!! I’m loving navy right now, don’t give me any ideas!

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    libryia
    November 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

    so cute!! i picked up the same owl at tge dollar tree!!
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      Mimi
      December 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

      You found it?!! I’m mad I didn’t get more than one. I’m going to learn that when I come across cute stuff like that I need to buy them up.

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    December 31, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Feel free to come do my daughter’s room. 🙂 I love all the little touches you’ve added to Addison’s room.
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      Mimi
      January 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Soon as I find a cheap ticket I’m on my way!

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    Britney
    January 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Absolutely gorgeous space! That little jewelry plate is too cute!
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