If we can paint it, we will. It is always one of the first things we think about when trying to update our home. Home DIY painting projects are a sure way to cheaply modernize every room in your house. Home paint projects can just update and brighten or create a completely new funky vibe.
1 can of paint can equal many home painting projects that you can do this weekend.
-Erin from The DIY Nuts
Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but once you start home painting projects, you will just want to keep going! Here are 20+ home painting projects that you can try this weekend. Just go buy that can of paint.
Don’t be scared, it is only paint and can always be redone.
Make sure to properly prep surfaces if you want it to last.
Take your time. Saving wet brushes and rollers in Ziploc bags can be a lifesaver.
Consider painting more than just walls. Look at trim, cabinets and even flooring to completely makeover any space.
Repaint things that have already been painted. You would be shocked at what a fresh coat of paint can do.
Do you need help deciding what color of paint to use?
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From DIY wall painting ideas to painted furniture makeover, here are 15 of our favorite DIY painting projects that you can try today!
It is amazing how far one can of paint lasts for home painting projects. Simply put DIY paint projects are some of our favorite ways to modernize and makeover our home. Here are 20+ favorite DIY paint projects.
DIY Wall Painting Ideas
The first thing that people think about when doing paint projects in their homes is adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls or even tiled backsplash. You can brighten a space by just adding white or add a completely new design to the wall using paint.
Now, this DIY painting project takes a little more patience than the previous project. However, if you slowly work on it, you will LOVE when you finally get to take the painter's tape off. Just make sure that you use the right painter's tape to create crisp lines. This painted wall is such a great idea for children's bedrooms or play areas.
Who doesn't love an accent wall? We promise you won't even use the whole can of paint. Simply create this DIY paint project by using painter's tape and your favorite color. You truly will be able to modernize your home this weekend.
Seriously we could not get over how awesome this home painting project turned out. If only this backsplash painting project was done sooner. It was super easy to prime and paint this old glass tile backsplash to give the kitchen a completely fresh new look.
Our favorite neutral color that is not gray is SW Liveable Green. It looks great with painted white molding and adds a little color without being too much. Stick to colors on the top end of the paint swatch in order to make rooms feel larger and airy.
Get a unique closet feel by painting a contrasting color on the walls behind your closet shelves. Again, you can use your leftover paint as this DIY painting project won't even use a whole can.
Cabinet Painting Ideas
We know that painting cabinets can be scary. Once you learn how to properly and easily paint those cabinets, you are going to love updating your old cabinets. Here are a few cabinet color and painting ideas.
Painting cabinets, cabinet doors, and drawers are such a budget-friendly makeover idea for your home. Use paint to modernize spaces is one of our favorite DIY home improvement ideas.
Paint To Update Old Oak and More
If you have oak molding or that dresser that seems to just look dated, consider painting it. I know there are some people out there that just fell out of their chairs. But clean-looking painted home projects can bring your house into this decade.
This two-toned painted banister and railing project takes a little elbow grease but is WAY CHEAPER than replacing the whole banister. You can see how we even repeated using some of the same colors of paints on this project. No need to always purchase new paints for every DIY painting project.
A good white can of paint will last a long time and help complete simple and easy DIY paint projects. This fireplace update is an example of how just a few layers of paint can give a modern feel to your living room. You may also want to see how a few sprays of spray paint can make you love your fireplace cover again.
Again, a can of spray paint to the rescue for this ugly file cabinet. Mixing a solid color of paint with a fun geometric contact paper completely modernized this compressed wood filing cabinet. Such a fun and cheap way to update something you already have.
Have leftover spray paint from your other painting home makeover projects? Use that leftover spray paint to transform an old terracotta flower pot. No one will believe that this was a DIY painting project.
You won't believe what this was made out of. Again, a little paint and creativity can go a long way. This painting project is just a prime example of why you should never pass up that free furniture people put at the end of their driveways.