Yes, you CAN spray paint your blinds! When we moved into our 2nd home there were light brown blinds in every room and they didn’t match the rest of our home decor and colors. With the right decor, these could be beautiful, but they just didn’t go with anything we had.
These aren’t pictures of your blinds, they’re pictures of your kids! I was just beating you to it:) For anyone who has read multiple posts of mine you’ve probably already seen some of my back-in-the-day posts. I’ve been DIYing for so long and only started blogging about 2 months ago. There are so many things I’ve learned that I want to share, so for any of my older posts you have to suffer through the grainy pictures where I just happened to get parts of my house in the background. Yes, those are Pokemon. He was very proud.
We had just bought this house and had a small budget for upgrades, which went towards concrete in the backyard, carpet and tile. New blinds were not the highest priority, but how mismatched they were with the rest of the house drove me crazy and I wondered if we could paint them. I knew it would have to be spray paint or else it would take FOREVER, right? Everyone I mentioned it to gave me a questioning look and/or told me they didn’t think you could spray paint blinds.
I started searching online because I knew someone, somewhere had spray painted their blinds and wrote about it online. It wasn’t easy to find, but finally I found someone who had actually done it! Stephanie from Frugal Home Ideas writes a whole tutorial and has pictures and everything of how she hung her blinds from their swing set and spray painted them. Check it out here.
I was going for a gray and white color scheme so we painted ours white. Whatever color you choose, make sure you use Rust-oleum spray paint…it’s the best! We used the suggested swing set method and it worked brilliantly. Just make sure you cover your swing set so you don’t end up painting that too.
Here are after pictures:
If you already know how to spray paint, you’re good to go…tie the blinds to a swing set and start spraying! If you’ve never used spray paint before, I’d practice on something less valuable first. Make sure you shake the can really really well first, keep the can about 12″ from the blinds while you’re spraying, and keep your arm moving back and forth as you spray. If you stay too long in one spot, you’ll get drips.
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AND…..here’s the best closeup picture I have.
My kids went through an “I want to stick my face in a whip cream pie on my birthday” phase one year. Which I totally get. I always wanted to do that when I was a kid too.
We did kind-of get lazy with the blinds (it is a process) towards the end, so there was a certain time during the day (just a few hours) when you could see the spots that we missed if you were looking for it. Just make sure you do a thorough job and look at the blinds from multiple angles before you decide you’re finished. I wish I could remember how many cans of spray paint we used, but I don’t. I just know it was A LOT. I want to say more than a dozen, but you can’t really trust my memory. Better to buy too many and have to return some later than be in the middle of painting, run out, and have to run to the store.
Have you tried this or something else where everyone told you it couldn’t be done or it wasn’t a good idea? I’d love to hear the stories and see pictures if you have them!