Thursday, February 10, 2011

[so cheap, so easy]: Spray Painted Fruit

So, I'm just going to start by saying some of my "So Cheap, So Easy" posts are SO cheap and SO easy that they're embarrassing to even post. I mean really, do we need a tutorial about spray painting pears? I'm going to post anyway, because I love the finished product, and I wanted to share it!

I've had my yellow pears for probably a good seven or eight years. I was so over them. I already had a can of white spray paint, I taped the stems, laid them on my back porch, and sprayed away. It took about three different phases to get them all covered. Easy peasy!
I bought the glass tray at Pier 1 for $10.00, full price! I thought it was such a good deal that I want to buy more. What for you ask? Because, they are so cheap! I'm sure I could find something to do with more! By the way, this month, if you charge ANY amount on your Pier 1 card, you automatically get a $20 reward. (They didn't even pay me to say that. I'm just passing it along, because I care!)


  1. the timing of this is HILARIOUS -- I literally just threw my yellow-greenish pears (that I am so over) in our garage sale pile. I am going to go pull them back out and get spray painting! these turned out so cute.

    LOVING this blog Jamie!

  2. I love this blog, Jamie! It gives me so many ideas for my house. I want to know what you think about faux food like cakes, cupcakes, etc as kitchen/dining decorations (like can be found at

  3. Hi Kelli!

    Thanks for your comments! As far as faux food, it's not my preference. The only time I could see using it would be for staging. I think you mentioned you are selling your house? But, even then, I would prefer the real deal (i.e. fresh flowers, fruit, etc.)

    I have seen a few faux items such as green pears, apples, and artichokes that I don't mind, but otherwise, I'd have to go with "not my fave!"

    Thanks for visiting my blog!


  4. haha, I absolutely love these! you should definitly post the 'cheap ideas'. It's usually the simplest ideas that are the best. I had my most success with my simplest idea of colouring deviled eggs, I thought it was too simple yet people seem to love this simple idea and my more complicated ones are mostly ignored. So keep them coming :-)


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