Happpppppy Spray Paint Saturday!! Kidding. I just made that up. But it’s kinda catchy, right? And it’s actually perfect because today I have a fun little project that involves spray paint and an old typewriter I recently found at one of my favorite thrift stores. This typewriter wasn’t a very interesting find, in fact it was kinda ugly. But it was $30 and I thought maybe it could be something fun. So I brought it home, put it in my decor storage closet and that’s where it’s been for a while now. Well I was digging around in that closet the other day when I found the typewriter, so I brought it out and decided to do a little spray paint experiment with it. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but I actually love the way it turned out so I thought it would be fun to share this project with you guys today. Okie dokie, let’s start with the before photo:
Kinda blah, right? I feel like I’ve seen a million typewriters like this over the years and I think it’s from the 1950’s. The tan and green combo just wasn’t doing it for me, so I grabbed my chalky spray paint and got to work.
For this project I used the Rust-Oleum chalked matte spray paint in the color Charcoal. I really wanted it to have a matte finish, so this was a great option. I did two heavy coats and it went on super easily, which I was kind of surprised at because the typewriter is such a slick surface! Here’s how it looks now:
SPRAY PAINT FOR THE WIN! You guys, I really LOVE how this turned out. I honestly never would have used the typewriter in my decor with the tan and green color, so this was a really easy way to make it a little more my style. This dark gray color is great because it’s timeless and can go with so many different things, but it would also be fun to do a pop of color like minty green or even pink for a girls’ room.
It’s been a while since I did a good ol’ fashioned spray painting project and this one was really fun. And I seem to have a growing obsession with typewriters lately. I don’t know why, I just think they are really cool and make interesting decor. And I kinda want to start collecting them (remember that really old one I shared last year?). I just wish I had more room for them! Anyway, I still haven’t figured out where I’m going to put this typewriter, but for now I’m loving it here on my card catalog. It makes a fun centerpiece–the kids especially love playing with it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hopefully this gives you an idea for any ugly typewriters you might have sitting around! Just don’t paint the really old ones, ok?!
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