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Thinking of painting your home to update the space? Before painting the whole room, check out these ideas for smaller projects that pack just as much style impact as a whole-room makeover, but without all the work.
Rescue a tired brass chandelier with a coat of silver spray paint. Two paint hues brighten the lampshades that were further decorated with dots of paint applied with the rounded end of an artist's paintbrush.
A two-tone wall (pink below and green above) already makes a fresh statement. A further artistic touch of peel-and-stick circles and wooden rings (painted in vibrant hues) energizes the look, yet can be easily removed.
This stylish chambray wall treatment will have your guests pondering whether the professional-looking finish is painted, papered, or something else altogether.
This timeless wall treatment does more than add texture and color to walls; it disguises imperfections such as cracks, dents, and rough patches.
Achieve the look of expensive wood inlays with a clever combination of stains and paints.
Use rows of stamped designs to create this pretty look. See the project link below with a list of materials and instructions.
Textured wall coverings are a popular way to evoke the faraway cultures of Asia as well as the rich texture of natural grasses. Here's how to get the look with paint.
Color-washed walls bring movement and drama to a room's vertical surfaces. The technique is simple to master and you can layer on as many tones as you like; the more layers you add, the more interesting the finish.
Not all letters are created equal. Favorites might start a name or create a pretty silhouette. Here are a few ways to use the letters you love.
You'll love these painting projects to dress your new or old wicker with summery motifs to bring new life to any fresh-air gathering.
Wide-stripe walls in classic pink create an irresistible room for two small sisters. We have tips for creating the look in your own home.
Two tones of blue create the feeling of the ocean in this child's room. A wave pattern is a fun take on more traditional wainscot.
Dress up a boring chest of drawers with drawers painted with a two-tone plaid design and long pennants with school names.
Inspired by a rug motif, the homeowners cut mod squares from plywood, painted them with leftover wall paint, then hung them in overlapping layers from thin chains screwed into the ceiling. They serve as overhead art and an eye-catcher to all who enter.
A little paint and fun embellishments work wonders without permanency. Paintable wooden rings in white pop out on top of a butter yellow wall, though any color combination could add a vibrant touch, even in an apartment or dorm room.
A playroom or child's bedroom may be the perfect place to go wild with color. Create a playful grid by taping off even rectangles and painting them bright, coordinating hues.