I found quite a few treasures at the Goodwill and a local thrift store (owned by a good friend of mine). Each were fine the way I bought them, but they were not my style (as you will be able to tell I love bold and/or bright colors).
1) I bought this curtain rod at a yard sale for $3. I did not use primer because
2) I LOVE PAINTED BRICKS!!!! So as you can see in the picture above ^ , I used a brick to hold the rods while they
dried attempted to dry in our wonderful 70% humidity in the South. Most of the brick got painted so I decided to finish it and paint the rest of it. This brick is from our old fireplace, so it has significant meaning to me. Plus I enjoyed telling my step-dad that I stole one of his bricks. Although he didn't seem to care because it was a "small" brick.
3) You cannot really tell (because the lighting is not the best and I took the pictures with my iPhone) but this piece really DID change colors, I promise. I got this small dove statue at my friend's thrift store in my hometown. I got it for $1.40 (I think). It was originally a weird beige/cream color. I did not want this piece to be a wild/crazy color so I got a can of Krylon "Bright White" spray paint. I love it now! I love Doves! We have so many in my neighborhood.
4) Lastly (for this post at least), I got this beauty at Goodwill. I think that I paid about $3 for it. I have no idea what it is. My mom thinks that it is suppose to be for a large marble ball. Who knows? I might use it for loose change, or some jewelry. It was the same color as the Dove above. I got the brown/bronzy spray paint from my Cousin Dakota. We used it to redo a lamp of his (will post about it later). The paint is from the Rust-oleum brand from Wal-Mart. It costs about $5 or $6, unfortunately it was one of the more expensive cans because it is a specialty paint. When it dries it leaves pretty pattern, like random shiny circles.
This is all for this post!! I will post more of my spray painting adventures soon!
Let me know what you think!! :)