7 Creative, Good-Looking Paint Projects for the Incredibly Lazy

7 Creative, Good-Looking Paint Projects for the Incredibly Lazy

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 22, 2015
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Want to punch up a spot in your home with paint but aren't particularly interested in expending a lot of time, money or energy? These seven creative and good-looking paint projects might be for you. A mix of wall, accessory and art ideas, you could make one of the DIYs today in little time and best of all, little effort.

Want some fresh color and pattern on an existing throw pillow or other textile around the house? Take a page from Make and Tell and add some super simple stripes with a roller.

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What could be easier than letting gravity do all the work for you? Add some color to terracotta pots or some other bowl or container you have around the house with this DIY project how-to idea spotted on Mad in Crafts.

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This gorgeous wall mural created by our very own Tara might look complicated and time-consuming, but it only takes some small (affordable) paint sample colors, some random taping in a geometric pattern and a little filling in the lines. You can shrink the size of the idea to a much smaller surface area to make it even more appealing to the lazy (and you could try it on furniture, too). → Before & After: Blank Entryway Gets a Bright, Easy Makeover.

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Have any boring lampshades in your home? You could dramatically improve one with this simple pattern that requires not a ton of work for the look. Spotted on Pennies for a Fortune.

Got a paint roller? Got any interior doors? Got any leftover paint? Then you've got a recipe for a DIY design detail to add to your home with hardly any effort (and certainly not that much surface area) at all. → Add Color: Painting Just the Door's Edge.

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In case you haven't caught on, this post is really championing the look of the painted-on brush stroke of color. It's fast, it's easy and darn if it don't look good. These napkins would be an easy addition to your dining table. Via Make and Tell.

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If you think a DIY handpainted abstract art project sounds like a lot of energy and effort, then you need to check out this idea. Only two colors (only one if you just go with the color of the canvas) and just a few artful brush strokes in a dramatic direction makes for a pretty powerful statement. Seen on Dans Le Townhouse.

What are your favorite easy and quick to implement paint projects?

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