This post was sponsored by HomeRight. All opinions are my own.
Hey hey! I had a whirlwind 4 days at the Haven Conference this past weekend. To say I am overwhelmed with joy and knowledge equally would be an understatement. I’ll have a re-cap post up on Friday. But today is the 2nd Wednesday of the month at that means Monthly DIY Challenge time! I’m totally swooning over all things speckled lately. As soon as I saw these diy speckled placemats and these diy speckled coasters I knew I had to speckle something, stat! After thinking it over for about 12.4 seconds I decided on this salt and pepper shaker set I bought 2nd hand several years ago.
They turned out so cute and speckling is an easy process and very rewarding! Here is the BEFORE photo with supplies needed.
Nothing wrong with them, just not really my style. I say if you don’t love something, do what you can to make it your own. For me that usually involves paint of some sort or a minor DIY project.
HomeRight actually sent the whole DIY Challenge team a new spray shelter they are carrying now. It’s “tabletop” size. It comes stored in a small, flat, round zippered case. You just pull it out and it pops right up. This small spray shelter is perfect for small spray paint projects and it keeps spray paint from going everywhere. This way you are able to do it in the garage or on the back porch without getting paint on your surfaces.
I set mine up out front on our sidewalk and got busy spray painting my salt and pepper shaker white. My original plan was white shakers with black specks. I didn’t really like how that turned out so I decided to paint the lower portion black and add white specks.
To achieve this speckled salt and pepper shaker look you will need:
Salt + Pepper shaker or whatever item you want to speckle
First, I unscrewed the gold top off the pepper mill and took the round top part off. Then I stuck toothpicks un the holes of the salt shaker so they wouldn’t get yucky.
Then I spray painted my salt and pepper shakers white.
Like I mentioned above I didn’t really like it so I then painted black. Once the black paint was dry I mixed one part white paint with 1 part water. I dipped a paintbrush into the white paint and put my thumb on the bristles and pulled them back then let them go. Super technical, right? It really is that simple!
I love how fun and simple this project was. Also, the spray shelter makes life so much easier. I don’t have to lay out a drop cloth then put something up behind and cross my fingers I don’t get paint everywhere. Love how small it is and how it folds up and down easily.
And guess what?! There are 11 other amazing projects that my friends from the Monthly DIY Challenge made too. They all used a spray shelter too! Check out their fun projects below.