Monday, July 12, 2010

Yay! My first tutorial: DIY striped broom

Ok, this is my first tutorial and it's super easy. I've seen the brooms in different stores that have cute stripes and patterns, but I couldn't really justify spending the $$$ when I had a perfectly functional broom at home. Sooo.....I took a few supplies that I already had on hand and went to work. I chose the blue green color because I love the way it looks with red, but I'm not in love with the way the combination looks on my broom. I may change the colors all together, but I wanted to share the tutorial anyway, because I DID promise one. So, here goes!

The supply list:
-blue painters tape at desired stripe width
-your choice of color spray paint
-plastic bag (not pictured)
-sandpaper (optional)

1. First, you CAN sand the broom down and then whipe it clean, so that the paint will stick better, but I didn't. Only time will tell if this was a mistake or not. That is why the sandpaper is optional. Then, Tape off your broom using the width of the roll of tape to measure in between so that your stripes are even and cover the bottom and bristles of the broom with a bag and tape it off so that you don't get paint on it. This is how mine looked.

2. Next, spray paint your broom.

This is how mine looked at this point...

3. Let the paint dry completely. I left mine over night. Remove the tape and wahla! You're done! Wasn't that easy? I know mine looks a little Christmasy, but you get the idea. It was a really cheap and easy project using items I had on hand, so it was FREE!


  1. girl, you are too much. :)

  2. Why haven't I ever thought of this. My brooms are hideous and I love spray paint!