Reader project: a creative Christmas with PlastiKote spray paint

We’ve had great fun – and been inspired – looking at the creative ideas that our Instagram followers have come up with for Christmas using PlastiKote spray paint. We thought we’d share a couple of our favourites here on our blog.

Let’s start with Anna @makinghomematter. She says:

“I am currently fixing up our home with a rustic farmhouse style and I share all my home decor and DIY inspiration.  My aim is to inspire people to make a house a home on a budget which involves lots of fun, creative projects.

Before and after houses

I made these from reclaimed wood and finished with Vintage White Chalk spray paint.  These houses make up a winter village on my open shelving in the kitchen.

charity shop candleholders

I always look out for unique pieces in charity shops that I could put my own stamp on.  Originally red, this candelabra was a great find and the spray paint covered in one coat.

3 vintage white chalk projects

I spray painted three bottles white, distressed one with fine sandpaper and printed letters on the others.

I found a very cheap decoration in silver, took it to pieces, spray painted the bells and added cord to create single white baubles for my white and copper themed Christmas tree. The wicker star was another charity shop find.”

We love the rustic look of all Anna’s projects. Using PlastiKote Chalk Vintage White paint has allowed her to achieve that lovely ultra matt finish.

Sian, who can be found on Instagram at insideno.46, lives with her partner and two children. She says:

“I am always looking for ways to improve our home decor, whether this is buying new furniture or making little discoveries at a car boot sale. On my Instagram page, there are lots of posts showing the transformation of items I’ve either already owned or I’ve bought secondhand that have not matched my colour scheme – I’ve been able to do this using PlastiKote spray paint.

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My most recent festive upcycle has been two candle stick holders that were purchased at a car boot fair. Originally, the candle sticks were a dark wooden colour but with just two coats of paint, they are now bright white. I have added these into a garland on my mantlepiece.

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I’ve been looking for a tree topper but was unable to find one I liked. I found some Halloween twigs on sale and had the idea to use these and some of my spare baubles to make my own. The twigs were a natural brown colour and the baubles were red but both finished really well with a couple coats of PlastiKote and now that they’re dry, they have made the perfect addition to the tree.”

Sian’s mantlepiece in classic white and silver looks very pretty but we love her wacky family Christmas tree. Bet her children love it too!

We featured Mrs_Roobottom_Home from Instagram in our September blog and she had already started on her Christmas decorations. In case you missed it, here’s her pretty pine cone dec.

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The satin bow adds that je ne sais quoi to a simple sprayed cone!


If you have spray paint projects you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature them on our blog, we’ll send you some spray paints as a thank you.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, follow us on Instagram here.

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WIN: £50 Etsy gift voucher with PlastiKote spray paint

Any time of year is perfect for getting creative with PlastiKote spray paint but Christmastime especially so. Forget garlands of plastic tinsel and shop-bought decorations – make your own with cones, leaves, twigs and fruit and a spritz of Metallic spray paint.

From place names to wreaths, there’s a whole host of  decorations that can be made without breaking the bank. A can of Fast Dry Enamel in Gold Leaf, Chrome, Antique Gold, Rose Gold or Copper can be bought for around £4 and goes a long way. It’s quick and easy too!

Our top three Metallics from the Fast Dry Enamel range are Copper, Chrome and Gold Leaf. Which is your favourite?

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Like to win a £50 gift voucher to spend on Etsy? Then enter our competition. Tell us your favourite Metallic – A Copper, B Chrome or C Gold Leaf – by emailing your answer together with your name, address and phone number to competition@spraypaintideas.co.uk and put NOV COMP as the subject. We’ll pick one lucky winner at random after the closing date of 31st December. Good luck!

Entrants’ email addresses are added to our database to receive our monthly newsletter. If you wish to enter our competition but do not want to receive the monthly newsletter, please state NO MARKETING in your email.

Thank you to everyone who entered our September competition. Congratulations to Adrian from Blackpool who chose the wicker armchair sprayed in Black Plum as his favourite autumnal makeover. An Ikea gift card worth £50 is on its way. 

winner of Sept comp

For terms and conditions for the November competition, click here.

Want to know more about PlastiKote spray paint? Visit our website here for more information about the product or pop over to our Pinterest page for lots of inspirational projects.

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Reader project: Mrs Roobottom loves PlastiKote spray paint!

PlastiKote spray paints come in many colours and finishes but sometimes it’s the basics that sing off the page! We love Mrs_Roobottom_Home on Instagram, aka Samantha, whose home is a soothing palette of whites, greys and silver. Samantha is sharing her house revamp and she has discovered that PlastiKote spray paints make it easy to upcycle bargain finds and accessories she already has.


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“My name is Samantha and, together with my husband, am slowly renovating our family home. I set up an instagram account to share the journey, view lots of home inspiration and pass on any tips that I pick up on the way. We have two little boys and so the home is being renovated on a budget and Plastikote has allowed me to upcycle items I already have and create decor items I couldn’t have otherwise afforded.


jar before and after

My first upcycle was an old cookie jar I found in a charity shop. I used the Plastikote primer and white gloss spray to turn it into an attractive vase and I am still absolutely amazed with the results.


ginger jar before and after

The products were so quick and easy to use and created a flawless finish. I had so much paint leftover I managed to upcycle some more jars…


coral before and after

a piece of coral from a pet store…


boys table before and after

and a table we already had for the boys.


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I have since purchased the silver metallic spray and am having so much fun spraying pine cones and creating home made Christmas decorations.

My top tip would be to do lots of light coats to avoid drips.

If you would like to see any more of my upcycles, you can find me at Mrs_Roobottom_Home on Instagram.”


If you have spray paint projects you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature them on our blog, we’ll send you some spray paints as a thank you.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, follow us on Instagram here.

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Reader project: bright and colourful makeovers with PlastiKote spray paint

Regular visitors to our blog will know how much we love to see how others use PlastiKote spray paint around the home and every month feature a project that has caught our eye.

If you love colour, you’ll love Denise @huggablehome on Instagram. Her posts are full of vibrant colour, whether one of her crochet or knit projects, a colourful accessory or a bright spray paint makeover. Denise was kind enough to share some of her pics with us and tell us how and why she uses PlastiKote spray paints.

She says:

“Hi, my name is Denise, I am a crochet and knit accessories designer, with a penchant for diy and a love for all things bright and colourful.

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I love to fill my home with colourful and fun décor and accessories, Plastikote products help me to do just that.  These products allow me the freedom to make quick easy updates when upcycling.  I choose to use Plastikote sprays as they go on quick and easy, create a flawless finish and are available in a great range of colours.

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I love that they are also quite economical, I can usually complete several home accessories projects with one can.  I always have my eye out for the next project and no item in my home is safe when it comes to spray paint.  My favourite products are the gloss sprays, they give such an amazing finish and pop of colour in my home, I only wish my local stores stocked more of the colour range.

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I also love the gold Metallic finish spray, it is honestly like spraying liquid gold.

Here are my top tips for using Plastikote spray paint:

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  1. Prime it!  Always use the Plastikote spray primer, it ensures that you have the perfect base for your finished pop of colour.  I find that one coat of primer is usually enough for home accessories.  It dries quite fast, so it’s worth putting in the little extra effort for the perfect finish on your project.
  2. Light coats!  If you want the best finish, use light even coats of your spray.  Pay attention to the distance directions on your can too.  These steps will give you the flawless finish you are after.
  3. Have fun!  Upcycling and decorating can be so much fun.  Dont be afraid to experiment with colour combinations.  Let your imagination run wild and you can add some really unique touches to make your home yours.

I have some of my upcycles and diys featured on my new blog at www.huggablehome.com with lots more coming soon.  You can also find me crafting and diying colourfully through life on Instagram @Huggable Home.”

We love the diversity of Denise’s projects and hope to see more when she has received her ‘thank you’ spray paints from us.

If you have some spray paint projects you’d like to share with us, email info@spraypaintideas.co.uk. If we feature them on our blog, like Denise, you’ll get some spray paints as a thank you.

For more information and inspiration from PlastiKote, follow us on Instagram here.

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Reader project: glass top table makeover with PlastiKote spray paint

This month, Instagrammer Frankie shares her clever makeover of an old glass top table using PlastiKote spray paint and some on-trend terrazzo patterned sticky back plastic. It’s not something we’ve ever tried but it looks fabulous and is a great way of dealing with a dated glass top table.

Read about Frankie’s love for interior design and her garden table makeover:

“I have always had an interest in home interiors. As a child, I used to love sitting down with my mum to watch ‘Changing Rooms’ once a week and I would spend ages afterwards drawing out my own home makeover designs. Now, as a 29 year old mum of 3 having recently purchased my own home, I am at last able to put my home decor ideas into action and I have to admit it’s become a bit of an obsession! I have a mix of new and upcycled items in my home and, whilst it’s fun to buy brand new, nothing can beat the feeling of accomplishment that comes with taking something old and turning it into something unique and fabulous!

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I have had this garden table and chairs set for almost 10 years, lugging it with me from house to house. It had started to look very tired and dated but rather than take it to the tip, I decided to give it a makeover.

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I used Plastikote Chalk spray paint in Pale Rose (such a beautiful colour) to paint all the metal parts, then covered the table top with terrazzo effect sticky back plastic.

It was so easy to do but so effective! It’s like having a whole new set for a fraction of the price.”

If you’d like to see more of Frankie’s interior projects, click here to visit her Instagram page or here to read her blog.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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Reader project: metallic table upcycle with PlastiKote spray paint

Who doesn’t love finding a bargain in a charity shop and knowing you can transform it into that perfect piece for your home?

Instagrammer Hayley loves upcycling and crafting – and colour! Her feed is awash with colour but we love this upcycled table. Read on to find out a little bit more about Hayley and how she transformed her table:

table before

“I’m a 37 year old mum of two children who likes to upcycle unloved items as a hobby for my own home interior. I find items at the charity shop, car boot sales and even at the local tip. I’m a big believer of recycling old items rather than buying new and with a little bit of care and creative ideas any item can be made lovely again.


table after1


This little table was a £3 charity shop buy. I used Plastikote Metallic copper spray.




I also used it on some cheap terracotta plant pots as well.”


table after2



We think this is a stunning makeover. If you want to see more of Hayley’s project, visit her Instagram page here.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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Instagrammer project: be bold with PlastiKote spray paint colours

We tend to stick to using colours that we know and that are ‘safe’. However, that might all be changing since we found @patirobins on Instagram! Pati’s bold use of colour against dark backdrops has inspired us to experiment. Here’s what Pati has to say about her style:

“I am a Polish maximalist and serial eBayer, living in UK for past 12 years. I love colours and changing things around but sadly budget does not always match to what I want to achieve.


Copy of @patirobins T&S Orange Frame


Over the years I have managed to source some beautiful secondhand  accessories and furniture from places like ebay , gumtree , charity shops, freebie sites and from family and friends. I always look beyond the colour of the item I find as this can easily be changed with PlastiKote spray paint.  I have always used this brand, I swear by it . It is also a great way to renew your existing pieces without spending much as well saving them from going into landfill. You can spray just about anything. My mirror in the hallway over the years has been painted all the colours of the rainbow – it breathed a new lease of life into something I had fallen out of love with.


Copy of @patirobins T&S Red Lamp Base copy


Colour can transform any space  – and if you want to add pops of colour, you can spray anything from lampshades ( providing you use led light bulbs that don’t get hot) to candlestick holders. Pop a few coloured pieces here and there and watch the space come alive. When you get bored, grab another can of PlastiKote and get spraying!


Copy of @patirobins T&S Orange Dressing Table copy


If you want a fuss-free furniture upcycle project, you can use a standard PlastiKote spray or one of their new Chalk range – which gives that perfect chalky finish in a flash! The same goes to your appliances –  rather than trying to achieve a professional streak-free finish with a brush (that you know is impossible), you could use a special  appliance  spray paint   I have used it in the past and loved the result.”

I think we can safely say, Pati is a fan! And we’re a fan of hers, inspiring us to be brave with colour! Pati can be found on Instagram @patirobins or on the website, www.style-squeeze.com, where the aim is ‘to squeeze more style into small spaces’.

For more information on PlastiKote spray paint visit our website.

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Instagrammer project: using Chalk from PlastiKote spray paint

We were thrilled to hear from Instagrammer Rosie from Rosie Renovations about her experiments with our new products Chalk and Leaf. Her fabulous makeover of a dining chair is inspirational! Read on to find out how Rosie created this unique and stylish chair. You can find out more about PlastiKote spray paint here.


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“I was so excited to try out these new spray chalk paints! I had been given this chair by a lovely friend and kept it for a while waiting for the perfect idea to come along, when I saw the colour options available in these paints I knew it. I went for a dipped leg style using Dark Hessian for the legs and Old Hessian for the body of the chair. This chair was pretty old so to be safe I gave the whole piece a coat of primer. After some careful masking of the different sections and a good shake of the can, application was so easy, smooth and quick. The paint is easily wipeable with soapy water within a few minutes if you do make a little mistake, great!


Spraying outside on a sunny and still day allowed the paint to dry pretty quickly. One coat was perfect then I started having some fun with the Silver Leaf spray. A single spray provided a gorgeous shimmer layer over the Old Hessian – a finish I’ve never created before.  I’m so pleased with the results and a spray  paint that really makes projects quick and easy. Thank you PlastiKote – I love it!”


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Click here to find out more about Rosie’s other projects. If you want to know more about Chalk and Leaf visit the PlastiKote website here. You can also head over to our Pinterest pages and find out what else you can do with Chalk.



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Instagrammer project: upcycling with Chalk and @Lanni_x

It seems our hot new product Chalk spray paint is quite a hit with the interior design world – and it was great to find instagrammer Lanni illustrating it on her stylish and inspirational Instagram page @lanni_x.

Lanni is a wife and mum of two from Manchester. She brings her style and flair to her work as a hairdresser but by far her biggest passion is interiors. She told us:

“I love nothing more than finding my next project to do around the house, especially upcycling old furniture. I find it saves so much money which is great when you have a family and house to run. I started my interior Instagram page about a year ago and since then I have done many diy projects which I often share on my page @lanni_x. My absolute favourites to date are my ones using Plastikote.  Mainly because it’s so simple to use, very quick and easy to apply and so effective that it can totally change the look of something.”

Lanni upcycled an old gold mirror using our new Chalk spray paint in vintage white.


The gold mirror before

The gold mirror before


It now makes an elegant  statement in her home. We love how Lanni brings light and style into her interiors.


The mirror sprayed with Chalk spray paint in Vintage White

The mirror sprayed with Chalk spray paint in Vintage White


Here’s a couple of Lanni’s projects – we urge you to visit her Instagram page and find out more! Click here.


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