5 Little Painting Tricks That Are Sure to Make You Smile

5 Little Painting Tricks That Are Sure to Make You Smile

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Nancy Mitchell
Jan 14, 2015
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Adding color to your home doesn't have to be a huge commitment. If you love color but don't feel like painting a whole room — or don't feel like doing the work of painting a whole room — you can still add just a tiny bit of a cheerful hue, just enough to make you smile whenever you see it. Here are five clever ideas.

1. Try painting only the edge of a door, like Jen and Nate did in their Canada home.

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2. Painting the inside of a closet a cheerful color will give you a little boost every time you see it. Spotted in Laura & Ray's Art-Filled Austin Home.

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3. Painting the inside of your cabinets will bring a little cheer to your kitchen. Spotted on A Beautiful Mess.

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4. Unsightly pipes below your sink? Make them sightly with a burst of color, like Kirsten did in her Denver home.

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5. Paint a fun pattern on your door, like Elsie from A Beautiful Mess. All you need is a little bit of tape and a little bit of time.

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