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My Five Favorite Paint Projects

Happy May friends!Welcome to My Five Favorites with Pam of Simple Details, Kris of Driven By Decor, Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles and our super fun guest host, Kristin of Bliss At Home! Kristin is a talented designer and she and her husband have tackled many room makeovers (their built-in bookcases were the impetus for the ones I built in our living room!)

Before they moved last year Kristin redesigned their kitchen and filled it with beautiful details:

The kitchen of Kristin at Bliss At Home.

You won’t want to miss Kristin’s One Room Challenge of her living room and entry in her new (old) house!

 Kristin, we’re so glad to have you join us!


This month we’re all sharing a few paint projects to inspire you. Is there anything like the magic of paint??? It has special powers to transform the old, the ugly and the outdated, gives you an opportunity to unleash your creativity, and infuses your home with personality!!!!!Here are just a few ways you can make a big impact with paint.

PAINT A ROOM A BOLD COLOR

My entire first floor is Simply White and I adore it, but every bedroom in our house is a bold hue. “Gentleman’s Gray” in our master is deliciously dark and cozy!

Benjamin Moore Gentleman's Gray 2062-20 | Shine Your Light | www.shineyourlightblog.com

See more of our master bedroom here, and check out the Paint Color Crush series for tons of bold wall color recommendations!

 

PAINT YOUR GARAGE OR BASEMENT STAIRS 

One of the most high-impact paint projects I’ve ever done! The stairs coming in the house from the garage were unsealed and had taken a beating from New England’s snowy winters and muddy springs. Floor paint made such a difference!

Garage steps are painted with floor paint.

 See the original “Welcome” painted stairs here, and the green stairs here!

PAINT “MERCURY” GLASS

Transform glass shelves, vases, or inexpensive pendant lights with spray paint!

Get the tutorial for making glass look like antique/mercury glass here.

 

PAINT YOUR OUTDATED OF THRIFT STORE SCORE LAMPS

Perfectly good ginger jar style lamps, with a sweet 80s floral motif (that surely matched a comforter, curtains and wallpaper in the original room!) are easily transformed with a good spray paint!

One Room Challenge Teen Room

See more of my teen son’s Moody Masculine Mighty One Room Challenge makeover, or read about how to retrofit Ikea lampshades to fit any lamp here!

 

PAINT THE INSIDE OF A PIECE OF FURNITURE A FUN COLOR

Think:  a china cabinet hutch, the back of a bookcase, a secretary with glass doors, a drawer!

See a couple versions of this side table makeover here or visit the Furniture Makeover Gallery for more before-and-after projects.

There are a million ways to change up your home with the power of paint! What’s your favorite paint project that you’ve tackled??

Thanks for stopping by to check out My Five Favorites, and don’t miss the rest of the best paint projects at

Simple Details,

Driven By Decor

Dimples & Tangles 

and our special guest host,

Bliss At Home!


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Marie, Paint it white

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

Awesome post! Jam packed with a ton of ideas! You've lit a fire under some of us!! So much exciting diy to do and all summer to do it. Thanks so much for the ideas..

Lisa

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thanks Marie for your kind comment! I always think I'm going to get a ton of things done in the summer and it never seems to happen....I get too sidetracked with my garden and food shopping all.the.time because my kids eat non stop :)

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Monday 8th of May 2017

The Gentleman's Grey walls are fabulous! Your room is very pretty.

Lisa

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thanks so much Gina! I love that Gentleman's Grey so much I used it on a bathroom vanity too!

Carol @ CAD INTERIORS

Saturday 6th of May 2017

Paint is definitely a budget-friendly and powerful way to transform just about anything. Love all your paint projects, Lisa!

Susie

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Totally love makeovers using paint. I'll be back to review the one for mercury glass again. And I LOVE the moody Gentleman's Gray!. This is a great group of projects. Susie from The Chelsea Project

Design Chic

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

You Gentleman's Gray bedroom is gorgeous!! Absolutely love the color!

Lisa

Thursday 4th of May 2017

Thank you....I love it too! So much so that I painted my bathroom vanity the same color. It has great rich teal undertones!