As your home gets older, there comes a time when things need a little spiffing up. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about a major kitchen remodel or totally gutting and updating your bathroom.
While you toss those ideas around, however, there are less expensive things you can do to transform your home and make it feel new again. These home painting project ideas are not only affordable; they’re also user-friendly ideas that make great DIY projects. With any of these projects, make sure to pick up a few SureSwatches and sample cans of paint in various colors to test them out before you commit!
4 of Our Favorite Home Painting Project Ideas
1. Create an Accent Wall
Pick a room, any room! The first of our home painting project ideas involves walking through your home to see where you might create an accent wall. Instead of having four boring walls that are all the same color, an accent wall gives you eye a place to rest and really makes a room pop.
While many people think of accent walls as an element you’d find in a larger room such as a living room or master bedroom, they can work in just about any area you can imagine. You can use an accent wall to warm up a hallway or even make a small room look larger. Best of all, unlike painting an entire room or house, creating an accent wall only involves painting one wall — making it a great project to take on over a productive weekend.
2. Paint the Brick Fireplace
A brick fireplace is a gorgeous centerpiece to any living room, but for some people, red brick simply doesn’t fit their ideal design aesthetic. If this is the case for you, know that you can paint the brick to change things up a bit.
With brick, you’ll need to thoroughly clean it with a wire scrub brush and a substance called non-sudsy trisodium phosphate (TSP) to remove any buildup. Next, prime it with a stain-blocking, oil-based primer. This will help the paint adhere evenly, as well as protecting the brick from soot buildup. Once that’s all done, you’re ready to paint! Many people choose white for a classic look or black for an elegant, dramatic flair.
3. Transform a Kid’s Room
Another easy item on the list of home painting project ideas is turning an unused kid’s room into — well, anything else. While a room full of old stuffed animals, sports trophies, and framed academic certificates is great for nostalgia, once the kid is off to college, it’s time for parents to make use of that space!
A former kid’s room can be a guest room, a home office, an art room, or a man cave. The sky’s the limit! The first step to giving it a different vibe, however, is to pull those boy band posters off the wall and give it an updated paint job. Beyond that, what you’ll move into the space depends on how you’d like to use it. You may feel a little sheepish when your kid comes home for Christmas to find a hot tub installed in their old bedroom, but imagine how happy you’ll feel the other 99 percent of the time!
4. Give Your Front Door a Makeover
While you’re taking on home painting project ideas, let’s not forget the front door! A new paint job on your door can provide a totally refreshed look to your home. You don’t have to go with a basic door color, either; many people feel free to get creative with their front door paint. A bright green or purple adds an eclectic touch, while red will really make your doorway stand out amongst the rest.
No matter what color you choose for any of these projects, make sure to try them out using SureSwatch before you get to painting. This way, not only will the project be fun to complete, but you’ll definitely be satisfied with the final color and result!
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