Upcycling With Pinty Plus Spray Paint

The bargain corners of shops hold a treasure trove of items waiting for you to make them your own.

It is amazing how often you can find something really special for a cheap price because there is a dent or a scratch.

People dismiss these pieces but don’t, because if you get them cheap enough with a little upcycle you could have a piece for your home that is just yours.

My latest upcycle with Pinty Plus is one of these bargains. Photo mesh memo boards are all the rage, you can buy them everywhere (I even made one) but they can be expensive.

Girls pretty pastel bedroom with a Photo Mesh Frame up cycled with Pinty Plus, see more at Innocent Charms Chats

I knew I had wanted one for Addison’s Birthday, she is at the age where she loves photos and the memories they remind you of.
I could have gone with the traditional photo frame route but I knew she would always want to be changing the photos displayed so a mesh board was the perfect plan.

I found this one in Primark of all places, it was the last one and covered in scratches so I approached the till and asked for a reduction. I ended up snapping this up for £3, such a great price considering the bones of it are perfect.

I knew with a quick spray job it would be even better than new, I decided to go with the Pinty Plus Evolution range for a couple of reasons.

Girls pretty pastel bedroom with a Photo Mesh Frame up cycled with Pinty Plus, see more at Innocent Charms Chats

1. The colour choices – I knew I wanted metallic silver as she loves the way metallics look.
2. I wanted a secondary bright colour and the Evolution range has a lot of choices.
3. I wanted kid friendly paint, the Evolution range lasts well and is wipe clean.

Girls pretty pastel bedroom with a Photo Mesh Frame up cycled with Pinty Plus, see more at Innocent Charms Chats

I think the end result is fantastic, the previously metal mesh looks like expensive PVC
coated now that it is bright pink and makes a great backdrop for the prints I ordered from LaLa Lab, the Polaroid style just adds something extra.

Girls pretty pastel bedroom with a Photo Mesh Frame up cycled with Pinty Plus, see more at Innocent Charms Chats

The Metallic Silver is Addison’s favourite as she loves the way it sparkles and it makes the cheap wooden frame stand out from the walls.

So don’t dismiss those beaten up bargains, or even charity shop finds, nearly every surface can be upcycled with Pinty Plus spray paints, this project took less than 15 minutes from start to finish and it looks a lot more expensive than £3!

About Innocent Charms Chats

Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • Clare Mansell

    I love this project, but I also love the little shelves with all the characters in, they are so cute!

  • what a clever DIY project! I shall have to be on the lookout more closely next time I visit my local charity shops X #HomeEtc

  • Carly @acupfullofglitter

    Wow this is fab! My daughter would love this addition to her bedroom.
    #HomeEtc
    Carly @acupfullofglitter

  • Great revamp! I love the pink against the white. We often get cheap furniture and give it a lick of paint but haven’t tried spray paint before but will certainly consider it for our next project. #bloggershomes

  • Oh I like this – may have to do something similar for my eldests room #bloggershomes

  • Life With Munchers

    Great idea. I love this! Thank you for linking up with #bloggershomes