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It seems that every DIY tutorial I've come across in the past few weeks involves spray paint. Whether I'm transforming a patio set, desk or kitchen cabinet hardware, spray paint often seems to be the quickest and easiest route. Yet when I attempted to create a wooden stand for a project I'm working on, my spray paint job looked a little less luxe and a lot more... well, loser.

AOL's home decor expert Kelly Edwards came to my rescue with this quick and easy tutorial on prepping, priming and spray paint techniques. If you're ever unsure how to create that lacquer-finish look with a can of spray paint, this is the tutorial to watch:

And once you've learned the art of spray painting, why not tackle that old chandelier in your dining room? Even if you don't love the result, you can turn the empty can into a light fixture of your own!


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