Refresh Your Home With These 5 Colorful Painting Crafts
Get clever ways to make the most of leftover paint.
A refreshing wall hue (like a blue or green) can make your home feel brand new, but it doesn’t take gallons of paint to spruce up the place. If you have a half-empty can or paint samples, you can still make colorful crafts designed to elevate the mood in just about every room. Check out these clever ways to make the most of your last painting project’s leftovers.
Dress Up a Dresser
If you only have a small stash of paint, or leftover sample paint, this idea from HGTV Magazine is for you. Just take the color you have (like this cool blue) and mix it with a bit of white paint for an eye-catching ombre effect on an old dresser.
Make This: Ombre Dresser
Beautify a Basic Bookcase
Jazz up a plain bookcase by adding a bright hue to peek out from behind your books and accessories. The apple green palette in this example from Brian Patrick Flynn is so crisp!
Brighten Up Your Headboard or End Tables
If you’re dealing with a quart of paint, not a gallon, you probably have enough color to tackle a headboard or some end tables. A pop of teal or turquoise is like a breath of fresh air for your bedroom or living room.
Make This: Rustic Turquoise Headboard
Turn an Empty Can Into a Planter
If you have an almost empty can of paint, apply the last itty bit to the outside of the can itself and once it’s empty, grow some herbs inside! Now, isn’t that refreshing?
Make This: DIY Paint Can Planter