Update Brick, Ceilings, Woodwork With Paint

If you're tired of the architectural details in your home, don't be afraid to open up a can of paint. The results can be stunning and room-changing.
By: Leslie Judson

Sensational Ceiling

RMS user cynthiaA1 carried a lovely green wall color all the way up to the ceiling. The effect is a warm and welcoming space that highlights beautiful woodwork.


This kitchen is less than inspiring with its lack of color, builder-grade cabinets and mismatched appliances.


Painting the cabinets in this outdated kitchen made a world of difference. Design by RMS user susanbf.

Stairway Turned Display Area

RMS user dezignrogue built a bathroom around an existing attic staircase. The white-painted brick makes for a crisp and clean display area.

Pretty Painted Floor

The thought of painting hardwood can be daunting, but take a look at this beautiful kitchen floor by RMS user susanbf.

Not-So-Bad Before

If you think you'd never paint your exterior brick, take a look at this transformation.

Stunning After

RMS user bethsnyder wanted to take her home from a multicolored brick to a solid neutral. We give it five stars.

Go Big on the Ceiling

We love this painted ceiling featuring scrolls and layers of color. Design by RMS user CHIAROandSCURO.