I also have an infatuation with spray paint and the fact that it can totally change the way that you use or look at an item.
I went looking through my thrift store crap and found a few things that I wanted to make into a pretty little candy dish for work. We were using a Thanksgiving themed basket, complete with leaves and pumpkins. I work in a brand new office with beautiful woodwork and granite counter tops...the dumb basket just didn't fit in well.
So here we go...
I started with these 2 little little beauties. Both of them were in my stash of
crap er things I have picked up at thrift stores with every intention of using. The salad bowl was $1 and brand new with tags on it...and the little candle stick was $1 and needed a little work to get wax off of it...no worries, I'm going to paint it anyway!
Then I sanded those bad boys down. I didn't even really do that great of a job...just took the finish off. Don't spend more than 10 minutes on it...its not going to matter in the long run!
I glued them together using gorilla glue, simply because that is what I had here in the house. I put some weight on it and let it dry overnight.
*I have seen similar projects on other blogs, so by all means, I am not taking credit for "inventing," this, just showing what I did and how to make it your own!