Fall In Love With Spray Paint

Fall In Love With Spray Paint


What is it with all the random things that keep showing up on this blog?

Random things that used to be outside and then showed up inside because they were (a) free and (b) didn’t cost anything and (c) no charge and (d) priced right.


It’s like enough already.

First there was the stable door  from an abandoned barn that arrived in the family room and turned into the back drop for a fall mantel.


It’s hard to pass up a free stable door.



Then there was a window.

A window left and abandoned by the side of the road.

The window that morphed into the most wonderful wall chalkboard calendar.



And now we have the rusty garden gate.

Perfect future project for the farmhouse.

Do you see what I mean?

Do you notice a pattern?

Are you so over it?


Please tell me you aren’t.  

Because I think this is going to be my favorite outside-turned-inside-turned-fall-decorating-turned-junk-that-was-going-to-be-thrown-away-turned-amazing.

And I can’t wait for you to see it.

When I’m finished.

In October 🙂



I did get started on the project, though….just the other day.

Can you see the difference?

Scroll back up to see the before.

So subtle….but so wonderful.

I love the rust….but I had to knock it down a little.



And I did it with the help of this:

Krylon Rust Protector Spray Paint

Okay….total aside here….is that not the prettiest picture of a can of spray paint you have ever seen?  Seriously.  The bricks in the background.   The leaves softly falling from the sky…..floating and landing…..just so….on the hay bale where the spray paint just happens to be.  All that can needs now is a Badgley Mishka evening dress, Jimmy Choos and a Judith Leiber clutch to be ready for the spray paint red carpet.


But the best thing about Krylon Rust Protector Spray Paint is not just that is looks incredible wearing a designer dress and Jimmy Choos…….

……it’s that it completely transformed my garden gate.


And I’m just getting started 🙂

Now…..how about you?

Do you have a great spray paint project?  Want to show it off?

This is your projects’ time to shine.

And I can’t wait to see what you link up.

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  1. I’ve already fallen in love with spray paint, but I love any excuse to use it again! Just the other day I used Krylon Glossy Black, which is both very glossy and very black. LOVE! P.S. I can’t wait to see what you do with that gate. 🙂

  2. That gate is just too cool. Do I see “Sears” on it. How cool is that? I know whatever you do will be even better than if it was wearing Jimmy Choo shoes. It will be wearing Karianne style. Can’t wait to see you soon. xxoo

  3. OH shoot, shoot, shoot! I want to join this party so bad because I am spraying up a storm right now. We’re having a party don’t you know right here on the farmette and it features skeletons of all things. So those spray cans of paint are coming in might handy right now. Why I even sprayed the corn stalks ’cause brown is not my thing. But it won’t be ready until the end of October. Maybe….just maybe I can do a sneak peek thing……maybe. 🙂

  4. You find the coolest pieces! I will totally be linking up on Oct 12 ~ hope you’re having a lovely week, friend!
    xo heidi

  5. Your mantel is gorgeous Kari…and the gate?………well I will be coming to the party wearing my Manolo B’s and Vera Wang gown…and my diamonds and I shall feel as though I am staring at the magnificent gate through the window of Tiffany’s eating my breakfast!

  6. I just got a can of spray paint out this weekend! You gate looks so interesting!!!

  7. excited to see what your finished project looks like….can only imagine it’s awesomeness. 🙂

  8. Krylon’s Red Carpet look this year is a vision of loveliness in white,grey,and red. Accents of dark bricks and leaves of dappled sunlight complete Krylon’sstunning appearance. “Just perfection,and not a drip in sight” says Joan Rivers.

  9. Ahhh such a tease. Coffee and I were ready… and…. 🙂

    I am a firl in luv with spray paint. Totally enamored with the Krylon line!! But alas I have no befores… hmm… might have to find new projects, like a teaser rusty gate!
    have a wonderful Tuesday!!! I am off to fulfill some Dr. appts :-/
    Then a spa day!!! Come with…
    Cheers, Gee

  10. What fun! Can’t wait to see what everyone is planning for this big reveal! And can’t wait to see what your gate turns out like in your home.
    Debbie 🙂

  11. Your gate looks great all freshened up and your mantle is STUNNING!! Love it, and love the power of paint!

  12. Loving that sneak peak … and can’t wait for the party to see the full transformation! So happy to be partying with you my friend!



  13. That gate is gonna be cool. I love bringing outside things in 🙂

  14. Everything looks great, I love the mantel. The gate is very creative and rustic. What a can of paint can do that is why I love paint.


  15. Spray paint is so amazing! I can’t wait to try the rust protector! Here in my neck of the woods the rustirt the better. It amazrs me what people will buy sometimes! I like rusty but at some point I say that is too rusty! To each his own. What amazing thing will you do with that gate! Guess I will have to come back and see! Traci

  16. You have excellent taste, KariAnne! Excellent. Can’t wait to see your next innovation/creation/work of art!

  17. “When I’m finished.

    In October…”

    Hahahaha!! I like the start of it!! Can’t wait to see what you do. 🙂

  18. I think the Jimmy Choos and Mishka dress were an excellent choice however the can may need to borrow your red lipstick.

  19. I adore spray paint! It’s what I use to transform ugly brass or wooden lamps into gorgeous usable art! And, no, I am not OVER you finding great trash and transforming it. Just wish I could find some…free…just laying around. The junk I find always has price tags attached. Now, THAT I’m over!

  20. I once passed up a roadside iron garden gate. regret it so much. need to repaint my outdoor benches, though.

  21. Oh Karianne that first picture is just gorgeous!! And yes that is the prettiest picture I have ever seen of a spray paint can!! You go girl!!
    I think back in the day I was a spray paint diva… even had that pain you get from spraying too much too long and then I found the ever loved handle!! Oh I miss spray painting almost- I guess I will have to find a project so I can link up!!
    Have a wonderful and blessed day!! Hope it feels like fall where you are- we are holding onto the 90’s and that’s just not fall!! 🙁
    ~ Lori

  22. Oooh! Can’t wait for the party and to see your gate in full use-wherever that may be 😉

  23. You are SO giving me the courage to tackle my porch railing! Beautiful!! I grew up in a house with a garden gate like that, and have always wanted one for my house!

  24. Love your mantle! Love how you use old junk! I would give anything for that stable door! I am going to run out and buy a bunch of spray paint, sounds like fun! Thanks for the challenge!

  25. I totally LOVE spray paint. I just did halloween decorations. I have also been painting my 11/12yr old patio set that was looking rather dated in it’s faded hunter green paint. I’ve painted it a nice Oil Rubbed Bronze. Wish I had used Krylon. I guess I will have to get some, find a project and figure out how to do the link thingy. It’s a beautiful gate btw.

  26. Looking forward to seeing this project.. I have one of those gates hanging on the back porch fireplace. I left it rusty. I can’t wait to see what you are doing with your gate, Karianne.

    I love your barn door fireplace goodness!

  27. I can’t begin to imagine the number of cans of spray paint that have passed through my life. You pay for them, you shake them, you empty them and then you toss them aside. I must say that each and every one have marked my life and I am a changed woman because of them.

  28. I love reading about your projects, Karianne…the gate is going to be great!

  29. Stunning as always my friend – can’t wait to party with you!

  30. I love a good spray paint project as much as the next girl 😉 Count me IN!

  31. I have never sprayed painted anything but I have always thought it would be fun, hubby things I am to useless to spray paint but hell he doesn’t like me to paint with a paint brush either because he says I don’t do it right…………….the old fuddy duddy…………………….lol

  32. How are you getting so lucky finding these amazing pieces!?! 🙂
    Yes I do have a few spray pieces to work on soon!

  33. Love me some spray paint! I just wish I was better at using it haha!

  34. Loving that gate already. I really need to come to Kentucky to visit that ‘side of the road’ shop you have there…. it has the most amazing stuff.

  35. I used to think of myself as the spray paint queen,but those days are long gone since you girls came around LOL:) I surely will find something fun to paint. Can’t wait.

  36. Spray paint really does make everything better C:

  37. Girl, let me tell you…I am ALL about some spray paint!!! ha! It can make anything better! Can’t wait for the party! …and I LOVE your gate piece! 🙂

  38. nikki and I are so going to try and do this. I have an UGLY with a capital U in my bedroom and we
    are going to do something fun with it to make it palatable until I can re do my bedroom…which
    is a ways down the road:)
    ought to be fun!
    oh happy half way through the week day

  39. I always love your roadside treasures, and am super curious to see what destiny bestows this beauty of a gate!

  40. I just spray painted a glass top table…Love spray paint…

  41. your picture belongs on the cover of spray paint lovers magazine – why does this magazine not exist – it would sell like hotcakes

  42. I can’t get enough of the black and white contrast – picking out new furniture for the living room and need your opinion! LURVE the fireplace and mantle! Sorry I’m so behind on reading the blog, been in Scotland (got really sick -ugh)…can’t wait to see you over the holidays.