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7 DIY Projects Using Behr Charcoal Blue Paint

Want to know the crazy thing? We ordered this paint online. At the time, we didn’t even want to go into a hardware store and for the price of a gallon of Behr Charcoal Blue paint, we knew it was worth trying. Little did we know how many DIY paint projects a gallon of this paint would get us. Here are 6 (now 7) paint projects using Behr Charcoal Blue.

collage of 6 Charcoal blue painted rooms and items in a home.

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Where can you buy Behr paint?

We ordered it online from Home Depot. We did when we ordered our stock cabinets for our laundry room makeover. Now we thought we were going to use two gallons to paint our interior doors, but I guess that DIY project just hasn’t happened yet.

Pros to this Behr paint

  • Cheaper than other semi-gloss latex enamel paints
  • Does have a nice finished and shiny look
  • Easily applies to different surfaces

We are normally Sherwin Williams paint people and you can see why in this repaint of our kitchen island. But even on sale, SW paint can sometimes run you a lot more than this paint. Therefore, that is why we tried this paint. As of right now, it is holding up on all of our projects (and we have kids that completely destroy things).

Do you need help deciding what color of paint to use?

We recently just tried Samplize, which beats having to buy individual paint samples. These 9″ x 14.75″ samples will be shipped directly to you and save the hassle of clean-up (we loved that). See our full review here.

I am sure next year we can come back and update if this paint easily becomes damaged, etc.

Cons to Behr Paint

  • Is not as thick as other latex enamel paints
  • May need one extra coat compared to other brands

7 Different Ways We Used Charcoal Blue

laundry room shelves and cabinets with black hardware.
DIY Laundry Room Cabinets and Shelves
Learn how to paint stock cabinets to create these unique laundry room storage cabinets. Add some fun hardware in order to cheaply add character and functionality to one of the most used rooms in the house.
Make sure you check out the easy custom shelving next to these laundry room cabinets!
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blue gray painted bathroom cabinet with silver handles and faucet.
Painted Bathroom Vanity Cabinets
Getting rid of an oak bathroom vanity is a sure way to bring your house into contemporary times. We love how simple hardware and this charcoal blue color worked in our small space. We also share all the frequently asked questions we get about painting cabinets in this post.
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charcoal blue stair railing with white spindles.
Two-toned Railing and Banister
Mixing this grayish blue color with white really updated this oak railing. You have to see the difference from before to now! Again, this is just another way that paint can cheaply help you makeover your home.
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wood corner floating desk with purple and white chair with globe in the corner.
Wood Desk Tutorial with Charcoal Blue Accent Wall & Pegboard
Not only was Behr Charcoal Blue used to create an accent wall, but it was used to paint the opposite pegboards. Normally we wouldn't use "trim" paint for an accent wall, but be resourceful, and using supplies you already have is how we do things!
Mixing DIY chalk painted chairs and our favorite stain color added fun and eclectic feel to this homeschool room.
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before and after bathroom makeover with arrow pointing.
Paint That Old Light Fixture
Why not keep an old light fixture and paint it? Here an old oak bathroom vanity light was completely made over with simple coats of paint. We love how this easy DIY paint project really modernizes the small space.
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wood shelves on brackets for closet idea storing crafts
Amazing Charcoal Blue Closet Shelves
Using a combination of farmhouse brackets and painted wood shelves created a whole new vibe in this craft closet. Taking the doors off of this basement closet was a sure way to make this old closet completely functional.
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corner desk with 3 chairs and pegboards on the wall.
How to Build A DIY Pegboard To Easily Get Organized
We just love this accent wall with contrasting white pegboards. It is so clever that the opposite wall has the charcoal blue pegboard to easily help keep this room organized.
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Do you have a favorite paint color? Remember that sometimes inspiration or new colors can just happen accidentally. Check out our favorite neutral wall color we have used on our first floor (and no, it isn’t gray)!

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We never thought we would have used Behr Charcoal Blue for so many of our DIY paint projects.

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