So yesterday I was piddling in our garage while the kiddos played outside and I came across an old vintage crib spring. I’ve actually had it for a couple years now and I’ve decorated with it in a few different places in our home. But to be honest, I was kind of over it. I just wasn’t digging it anymore and it’s been sitting in our garage since December. But yesterday, as I stood there staring at this old crib spring, I got the idea to spray paint it black. Kinda crazy for a girl who paints everything white, I know, but lately I’ve been loving the contrast of black and white. You guys saw this combo when I painted that old window frame black for my grain sacks in this post. I decided to go for it, so I grabbed a can of spray paint and got to work for a quick little vintage crib spring makeover. The whole thing took maybe 15 minutes, not even enough time for a coffee break. But holy smokes you guys–it looks soooooo much better now. I hung it up in our bedroom and I couldn’t wait to show you.
Isn’t she purdy? Just for fun I snapped a quick photo before I started spray painting it and this is how it looked before:
Lots of rust (which I normally really like) and a ton of blotchy discoloration. I did love it for a long time, and like I said I used this in a few different places around the house. But this was definitely ready for a change. And I think the black spray paint was just the ticket.
I just adore the combo of the white planked wall and black crib spring. I wanted to keep the look really clean, so I layered it with this magnolia wreath and called it good. I feel like it has a definite Fixer Upper vibe and I love the simplicity of it. Easy and simple, just the way I like it.
Did you spot my new bedding?! I just got it this week and I’ve been drooling over it for a few days now. It is hands-down the prettiest bedding I’ve ever owned. And bonus points, it’s actually super affordable. I’ll definitely be sharing more about it in the future, but you can find it here if you’re interested.
It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do, right? My love for this crib spring had long faded away, but with just a little black spray paint it has a totally different vibe and I love it. Between that and my new purdy bedding, our room has a fresh new look. And I know I’m always saying this, but if there’s something you’re not crazy about in your home, change it. Maybe it’s a coffee table that you’re tired of looking at or your dining room chairs that could use a refresh. Sometimes you definitely need to just scrap it and start new, but don’t be scared by painting or trying to DIY it first. It’s worth a shot and there’s a good chance you’ll love the results.
Well friends, that’s a wrap for me today. I hope you don’t mind me mixing it up and swapping out my usual Friday Favorites for this post. I just couldn’t wait to share this little project with you guys! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Make sure to slow down and take time to enjoy it. I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been a busy few weeks around here so I plan to do very little other than rest my big ol’ baby belly and soak in as much of that glorious June sunshine as I can. I hope you do the same. Well, other than the big belly part because there ain’t no belly bigger than mine right now. I’m 36 weeks and counting–eek! I’ll see you back here on Monday!