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Inspired By: Heirloom White Spray Paint

by | Jul 22, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration

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Inspired By: Heirloom White Spray Paint

There is nothing more exhilarating and refreshing in the summer than a can of spray paint.

Well, except for maybe this.

Inspired By: Heirloom White Spray Paint

What have you been spray painting lately?

So far, I’ve sprayed chairs, candlesticks and tables. No pictures of my progress yet, but we’ll get to that.

But perhaps more importantly, what ice cream have you diggin’ lately?

I’m IN LOVE with Haagen-Daz java chip.

Which probably explains why I am also on day four of the 30 day shred.

Jillian is totally trying to kill me.

But if I can look like her in 30 days, it will all be worth it.

No one has paid me to endorse any of these products, but I did just add the 30 day shred to my shop.

It is time for INSPIRED BY FRIDAY!

Let’s share our spray painting summer madness and other inspiring posts (whatever inspired you this week), shall we? Link up girls. Let’s share the inspiration far and wide!

Did you see who won the frame giveaway? Maybe it was YOU!


  1. Liz

    I actually spray painted a clay pot black to plant a herb in…but it’s still on my “to do” list!
    Hopefully this wkend :-)
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  2. Julianna

    I love me some Haagen Dazs rocky road! They use ribbons of marshmallow cream instead of hardened little stale marshmallows! Delectable!

  3. Penny

    Oh how fun! I added two links. This is so timely. I just did two posts on spray paint! That ice cream is calling my name!

  4. Kate

    this was my first experience ( with spray painting – well since I spray painted my doc martins silver in high school… but I am really happy how my little potting shelf turned out, and I have a whole slew of things lined up to spray paint next :)

    and I’m definitely a Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk kinda girl!

  5. Cara Mirabella

    This weekend I’m going to spray paint a chandelier that’s got beautiful shapes, but is horrible brass! I have 2 cans of Heirloom White waiting for me!

  6. Michelle

    Thanks so much for hosting….ice cream is a major food group for me…and I will stay on a “kick” until forced to withdraw…Blue Bunny use to make this ice cream called bunny tracks, chocolate covered peanut butter things, with a ribbon of fudge, in chocolate ice cream, but they stopped making it! The gall! I still dream about it.

  7. Sandy

    I was going to use spray paint for my chair re-do, had it in my hand even, but because of the “spray” and no place to do it, I switched to painting it by brush.
    I just finished Chocolate Macadamia by B&J, sooo delicious!

  8. Anita

    I can only spray paint small things as it’s too humid to leave outside to dry! Edys Mint Chocolate Chip!

  9. Mary Jean

    I spray painted a frame this week. I currently am over the moon for Ben and Jerry’s Willie Nelson Country Peach Cobbler!! I’m super proud of you for the Shred! Keep it up! One of my favorite things in life is to encourage people in being healthy….as I tell you about my favorite ice cream! Shred on girl!!!

  10. Mary

    I have a huge box of things that need to get spray painted- I hope this weekend to do some!!

    One of my favorite things in life is JESUS

    Thanks for the party!

    bee blessed

  11. Jane

    Okay, i’m a total newbie….who wants to start spray painting!
    I have a couple of black ceramic lamps (brass base thingy at the bottom) i want to change the color of the lamps to either white or aqua. What paint do i need to start (primer??, base coat??) see i’m a real baby at this. but i want to learn!

  12. Jenna

    Isn’t “The Shred” the best? I seriously couldn’t walk down the stairs for a week. No Joke… I would stand at the top of the stairs nd contemplate how bad I really needed to go down. I just about rolled myself down a few times. Jillian is the best!

    • Melissa

      Ha, I cannot go down the stairs. I cannot get out of the chair. Heck, I cannot get off the floor when Jillian tells me to get up.

  13. Marianne

    Well THANK YOU Melissa, as if I needed images of delicious ice cream in my face this morning. I need to shred some body clutter too!!
    Kidding, kudos to you for taking the challenge!
    And the last thing I spray painted was a serving tree, just two days ago.

  14. Leanne

    Ahhh, spray paint! Thanks for hosting every week.

  15. nanci

    I spray painted the rattan chairs on our porch. Went from natural rattan to a gorgeous black! Ok…if you have a Super Target near you run don’t walk and get the store brand..Archer Farms Belgian Chocolate Chip…eeegads! They do have the light version which is just as tasty. You will thank me!

  16. Rene

    Coffee + ice cream = perfection. I’m with you on the flavor. This week I shared funky old lamps from the Re-Store that were rescued with spray paint.

    Enjoy your weekend.


  17. Jess

    I don’t think a weekend goes by where I don’t spray paint something! As for ice cream – I have to say the Coffee Fudge from Breyer’s is pretty tasty. Little fudge chunks in it! And it supposedly has half the calories and fat – win win I say!

  18. cathy

    Ben and Jerrys Chubby Hubby…. lucky for me it has been on sale almost all summer… yum

  19. Barbara

    I’ve gone through dozens of cans of Heirloom white! Painted 6 ladderback chairs for my kitchen that I got at a yardsale for $20…..not each, $20 for all six!…best yardsale find ever. But I say that every week :)
    We keep Heirloom white around like most people keep milk in the fridge…it’s a staple:)

  20. Jennifer

    I’ve been spray painting too but nothing complete, so I linked my inspiration photo.
    ICE CREAM! Have you tried Ben and Jerry’s Karamel Sutra? Crazy good!

  21. Cheryl Elsbree Interior Design

    I am a huge fan of spray paint. I have sprayed my outdoor furniture time and time again!

  22. Violet

    This made me realize I have not painted anything this week!!! But I have glittered many little art pieces.

    Please come over and enter my give-away! There are FOUR prizes to random winners!!!


  23. teresa

    I haven’t spray painted anything yet this month…but the month isn’t over yet…. I have been painting tons I think by the time I get done…I will have painted almost every surface in the cottage.

  24. Rachel

    Well, let’s see…I’ve just painted (and repainted, and painted a third time!) my mudroom and mudroom bathroom. Finally I have a good color (Windsor Haze by Behr). GORGEOUS and makes the trim *pop*!

    I’ve also spray painted a light fixture, two wall shelves, hardware for the mudroom bathroom, a thread rack for my sewing area, a small corner wall shelf for the bedroom, some picture frames…yeah, I’ve been a bit paint happy. And I’m almost done with painting my family room walls, but I’m still going to have to paint the trim (for some reason, even though it is open to a number of other rooms with white trim, the family room has natural oak finished trim. Cannot stand the stuff).

    I just bought a qt of the heirloom white from HD off of their “oops” shelf–for $5. Yeppers…like I’m going to pass *that* up! That will go on a desk or a bedframe, it just depends on which of those DH pulls from storage first! LOL

  25. Megan

    Yesterday I spray painted a picture frame, and a lid to my candy jar. Flat black. LOVE a can of spray paint. I went all over Joann’s trying to find SOMETHING to do… and left with two spools of thread and a can of my lovely black.
    Favorite Ice Cream? Try Googoo cluster, safeway brand. I could eat it by the gallon. And sometimes I do! Maybe I should try working out with Jillian….

  26. Gina

    Happy Shredding! That’s an intense 20 minutes for sure-worth it! And that kind of work makes me happy to eat my favorite summer treats, if I could eat ice cream I’d be sticking to my classic mint chip. Loved that!

  27. Beth

    What would we do without heirloom white or ice cream? I love them both. My current favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s Everything But The… It’s amazing and will make you have to do 2mths of Jillian. But I think it’s worth it. Okay, maybe not, but I’m not exercising at all so it’s easy for me to say!

  28. Lori S.

    Thanks for hosting!

  29. Dana

    I’ve recently spray painted an old 80’s bright brass lamp black. Added a crisp white shade for a nice facelift. Am spray painting some honey colored wood barstools black. Am spray painting a little step stool for my kids bath – not sure what color yet!

  30. Pink and Polka Dot

    i just painted some dressers and next is a pedestal table, a desk, 2 end tables…blah…blah…blah. i get some much inspiration from your friday’s. thanks for sharing.

  31. Mona Kay at Home

    My absolute favorite spray paint that I can’t do without!!! I just spray painted a rocking chair, and a sweet little telephone table :) I’m dying to work on some other projects, but it’s going to be 98 degrees in NJ this weekend :(

  32. decorating diva

    hi melissa, your blog is truly inspiring and yes, who isn’t inspired by ice cream and spray paint! you’re my kinda girl!

  33. Jaclyn Ehrlich

    Love your blog!! Well the last spray paint can that I held in my hand was when I painted the “rock” at school for my daughter’s 8th birthday (my fingers hurt just thinking about it!). One of my clients painted all her switchplates with one of those effect paints and it looks really good! Last week I found myself in the kitchen eating the last of B&Js smores. Good stuff. Thanks for the fun post! xxj

  34. Jessica

    I just spray painted an old tea cart! I painted the bottom part blue (not too sure about the shade of blue yet… there aren’t many color options in the spray paint isle! ) and the top trays are sprayed with chalkboard paint! I love this because I can write in chalk and draw arrows pointing to different food and drinks I place on the cart!

  35. Jessica

    I just spray painted an old tea cart! I painted the bottom part blue (not too sure about the shade of blue yet… there aren’t many color options in the spray paint isle! ) and the top trays are sprayed with chalkboard paint! I love this because I can write in chalk and draw arrows pointing to different food and drinks I place on the cart!

  36. Stacey

    mmmm ice cream…luckily I had my dose today. My all time favourite is just plain vanilla with a heavy amount of local pure Canadian Maple Syrup. yummmilicious!

  37. debbie

    I just knew you were a girl after my own heart! I keep a stash of Heirloom White in the garage at all times. Never know what I’m going to bring home that needs a spray of that oh so perfect color. Tables, vases, frames have all been adorned with Heirloom White. Next in line: dining chairs I just picked up on Craig’s List. I just love the way that little can of paint transforms trash into treasure every time!


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