Revamping old trophies with spray paint…

Creating with the Stars

I want to extend special thank you to Kelly at Eclectically Vintage for featuring my home in a tour this weekend! She’s so sweet!
I was on speech team in High school my senior year. I never won a first place trophy; but I did win a ton of second and third place medals. They always said I was too dramatic to win first.. go figure…..
The first time I won a trophy was at a fireman’s golf outing. I won for highest score… which in golf  I guess is not such a good thing; it actually means I had the worst score out of the 150 people who played. However, I did get a trophy and those other losers who had better scores didn’t. Ha. :) Boo-yeah!
I came across  a slew of these at the thrift store and  I thought it would be such a cute and updated idea for a boys room to attack them with a couple of cans of spray paint.
You could also do these in a girl’s room with pastel colors, or as sporting event center pieces too.
You could even do them as an birthday party, or for an athletic couples wedding center pieces and glitter the heck out of them.
Glitter makes everything better.
 I always find these for super cheap, and when I say super cheap, I mean under $2 each.
 How cute as a shelf display or as a set of bookends?
Batter up!

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  1. Oh my gosh, love them spray painted! How cute!

  2. These are absolutely adorable! I have never seen anything like it! what a clever idea!

  3. Sure changes the look with a lil color on them for sure.They are cute on display~Cheers Kim

  4. Love your idea to use the painted trophies as bookends. I think my father-in-law still is still holding on to my hubby’s trophies from childhood … could be nice memories brought current. Thanks for the idea.

  5. I always hope to find the sterling trophies but this type is what I find. Now I can make something funky with the lower end model too! TFS!!

  6. Glitter sure does make everything better – are you sure you’re not from Jersey?!

  7. That is seriously genius.

  8. OH, what an awesome idea! Love this!

  9. That is such a cute idea!

  10. I just luv these old sports trophies, especially the colors you chose!
    I used a bunch as hooks, and painted them a bronze-y color!

  11. Can you share what paint you used? Especially that orangey red color? Thanks! Love the idea.

  12. Hey Jen… Love the trophies!
    Did some a few years back using the primaries! Glossy Red, Blue, Yellow… added White and Black too!
    Ended up selling them on Etsy to Tommy Hilfigers photo stylist!
    I have been looking for them in their ads ever since!… They look so cute in the colors you chose and the glitter idea would be so fun too!

  13. Love these – what a great idea for all sorts of knickknacks. What brand of spray paint did you use. I have been having a hard time finding good colors beside neon orange and green at Lowes.


  14. This is sooooooo clever! Great job! Good luck with CWTS!

  15. What an awesome idea!!!

  16. I saw this on Design By Novogratz a while back and was I IN LOVE!!! After seeing yours I think I need to dig out some of my old trophies and spray paint them for my son and daughter’s room!

  17. This is the cutest, CUTEST idea! I am so glad I peeked at this tonight. My daughter has a bag of trophies (all participation trophies) from the sports she did when she was younger. They are in a grocery bag up in her closet. She and I haven’t wanted to let them go, but they look silly in her almost 16 year old uber cool bedroom. She needs something fun and surprising to combat some of the teen angst we are dealing with. I am pulling them all out tomorrow to paint in bright colors. I can’t believe I have missed your blog! I think we have many of the same bloggy friends. Can’t wait to see what else you have your creative sleeves. Thanks for sharing the goodness. -K

  18. My kids are starting to accumulate these and I love the idea of spray painting them to make them more cohesive and less of an eyesore :) Thanks for the great tip – pinning!


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