Today, I am guest-hosting a fun series called Five Favorites hosted by a fantastic group of home bloggers: Lisa of Shine Your Light, Pam of Simple Details, Kris of Driven by Decor, and Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles. This week, we are all sharing our five favorite paint projects from our homes. It was a fun trip down memory lane for me!
5 PAINT PROJECTS YOU CAN DO THIS WEEKEND
We all know the magic of paint. It can transform a room, freshen up a less than special piece of furniture, and make for some fun creativity on canvas. It’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do to liven up a space. With warmer temperatures finally here it is prime time to, well, prime and paint! In honor of paint season, here are my five favorite paint projects I’ve done for our home that our easy enough to tackle in a weekend.
RESCUE AN OLD PIECE OF FURNITURE WITH PAINT
I scored a vintage Thomasville dresser in a resale shop for super cheap, but it was painted a bright blue! I had found a timeless classic in fabulous shape, but the blue wasn’t working for me. Using oil-based furniture paint, I achieved a smooth lacquer finish. I also used a crock-pot method to take the paint off the hardware and bring the brass back to life. See the method and painting details here.
PUT YOUR OWN PAINTED SPIN ON IKEA FURNITURE
I put a fun mod spin on an unfinished Ikea dresser with a few small changes involving a bold color choice, fretwork panels, and more! See all the details here.
TAKE YOUR CROWN MOULDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Sometimes the smallest changes have the most impact. That was the case in our bathroom makeover. By painting the crown moulding black in our all white and marble bathroom, it elevated the space. It adds interest and impact and it is such a simple change to make. See the makeover here.
PAINT YOUR OWN GIFT WRAP
Making your own statement gift wrap is easy. I love doing this around holiday time. It’s a fun way to make a unique wrap and you can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. Details on here.
HAVE FUN PAINTING ART WITH YOUR KIDS
The art on our mantel is homemade. I studied A LOT of art in college and Franz Kline’s work always grabbed me. I fell down the abstract expressionism rabbit hole. The reproductions can be purchased in stores everywhere now. My boys and I tried our hand at our own black and white abstract a few years ago and I think it turned out pretty darn good! I just see a happy memory when I look at it and it is a good way to teach art appreciation. See the details here.
Now, be sure to visit these ladies for some more paint project ideas:
Thanks so much for having me guest host, ladies!
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