The weather is ﬁnally starting to warm up and it’s no secret that summer is everyone’s favourite time of the year. The balmy evenings, the soothing air blowing through the house and the longer days makes for happier and quieter times when you can take a break and do the things you love.
Celebrate the best of the season and take advantage of the warm weather by adding some fun upgrades to your home with these easy DIY projects that you can easily do outside and will add some ‘wow’ to your weekend activities.
Try a beautiful ombre eﬀect plant pot to add a touch of personality to your home by simply covering part of the pot in tape before you spray paint the exposed area and add a pom pom for a cute addition (here we have used Hog Bristle High Performance Enamel Spray Paint on the bottom). This would be a perfect ‘thank you teacher’ gift too and the kids would love being involved in this fun yet quick activity!
One tip for the spray paints is to make sure you turn the can upside down and shake thoroughly before use. This paint can be used on wood, metal and most plastics and dries super-fast which is a winner if you get impatient when it comes to adding those ﬁnal touches.
Give a cheap lantern a peachy uplift with Rose Gold Metallic Eﬀect Spray Paint, which dries incredibly quickly, followed by our White Marble Eﬀect Spray Paint for a unique ﬁnish. Blush colours are so on trend right now and look beautiful against copper tones. Get romantic and spray some candlesticks or more lanterns with our Copper Rose Spray Paint and group together to create a unique collection. Imagine them dotted around your garden giving oﬀ a warm glow at your next BBQ!
Simple wooden picture frames are easy to come by and can be given a touch of glam using our Pearl Eﬀect paints. Get creative by applying your paint in diﬀerent ways using a paint brush to make varied eﬀects, including stippling and moving the brush in opposite diagonal directions to create a herringbone pattern. They’ll look far more expensive and will be perfect for displaying your priceless family holiday snaps.
Create a striking spotty pot by adding stickers to it, using Black High Performance Gloss Spray Paint on top, then carefully peel the stickers away to reveal the original material underneath. It really creates that ‘designer look’ and is so chic with some blooms inside, which you could pick from your garden to help bring the outside in.