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8 Big-Impact Projects You Can Do with Just Paint and Tape
These projects look complicated, but the materials list couldn't be any simpler.
Jul 6, 2020
How to Paint a Tile Floor for a Budget-Friendly, Colorful Upgrade
This budget-friendly upgrade is totally doable in a weekend—and way easier than replacing a whole tile floor!
Jun 23, 2020
Before and After: A $30, One-Day Dining Room Project (That Works in Any Space)
This project adds instant warmth and character.
Jun 18, 2020
Can You Paint Vinyl Siding? Yes—Here's How
Paint can save you from replacing your siding altogether.
Jun 16, 2020
These Homeowners Made a Spoof HGTV Show About “Painting Exactly One Wall”
With so many people having extra time on their hands these days in quarantine, it’s hardly a surprise that home improvement projects seem to be on the rise—after all, what better time than now to spruce up your space? One couple documented their DIY painting job of one singular wall by creating a homemade version of an HGTV show, and yes, it’s filled with all the silly suspense and surprises you’d expect.
May 27, 2020
These Are the Colors You Should Never Paint Your Ceiling, According to Real Estate Experts
The fifth wall's color makes a big difference!
May 8, 2020
Before and After: A $5 Afternoon Project Makes a Plain White Bedroom Feel Cozy
No, we didn't forget any zeros in that total.
Apr 26, 2020
The Internet Has Fallen In Love With Lady Gaga’s Color-Blocked Floor
As Twitter will tell you, Gaga’s floor was the perfect backdrop for her performance.
Apr 22, 2020
7 Easy Things You Can Paint at Home That Aren’t Full Walls
It’s all about finding new “canvases” for color.
Apr 21, 2020
The Colors You Should Never Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
According to real estate experts.
Apr 17, 2020
Before and After: A $0 Bath Upgrade that Uses Every Color of the Rainbow
A dark bath gets a technicolor redo—for free!
Apr 16, 2020
How to Add Some Color to the Most Overlooked Wall in Your Space
The main four walls get a lot of love already—here's how to take care of the fifth one.
Apr 14, 2020
The Easy, No-Nails-Required Way to Give Your Walls a Vintage Shiplap Look
This one-day project gives your walls instant character.
Apr 7, 2020
This Easy Paint Project Will Make Your Home Look Instantly Cleaner
Low effort, high impact? Our favorite kind of project.
Apr 3, 2020
A $44 Makeover Makes This Blah Entry Look Like a Hotel Lobby
You're going to want to pick up a paint brush after seeing this!
Apr 2, 2020
Give Your Home a Little Refresher by Painting this Often-Overlooked Spot
A couple hours' work of work can make a major impact.
Mar 31, 2020
4 Easy Ways to Open a Paint Can Like a Pro
Even seasoned DIYers might not be able to name all four. Can you?
Mar 26, 2020
Tossing Unused Paint Is More Complicated Than You Think
Here's how to do it right, whether you're working with oil, latex, or spray paint.
Mar 10, 2020
Before and After: This Bold $100 Floor Redo Will Stop You in Your Tracks
Paint gets another point in the "W" column.
Feb 28, 2020
8 Kitchen Cabinet Paint Jobs We Just Can’t Quit
White kitchens have their place, but these might just be better.
Feb 28, 2020
The (Mostly Free) Way to Get Dried Paint off Wood
You don't have to live with the splatter. We've got pro tricks for how to remove them, even if they're totally dry.
Feb 19, 2020
When It's OK to Paint Over Wallpaper (and How to Do It Right)
Stuck with stubborn wallpaper? You don't have to rip it down to change the look.
Feb 15, 2020
Yes, You Can Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling—Here's How
You don't have to remove it to improve it.
Feb 12, 2020
The Best Colors to Paint Your Hallways, According to Home Experts
Keep things light.
Feb 4, 2020
9 Time-Saving Tricks Only Pro Painters Know (Until Now)
Make your next paint job a breeze with these expert tips.
Jan 27, 2020
This Type of Artwork is What Your Living Room Gallery Wall is Missing
Don't miss the boat on this trend!
Jan 17, 2020
10 Living Rooms with Dark Walls Perfect for Hibernating from the Cold Weather
It's cozy season, and dark walls are very on brand.
Jan 16, 2020
7 Two-Tone Furniture Redos for When You Just Want a *Little* Paint
These furniture makeovers let natural wood have the spotlight.
Jan 12, 2020
5 Surprising Paint Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home, According to Designers
Move over, white and beige!
Jan 11, 2020
You’ll Think Twice About Passing Up Old Furniture After You See These Dresser Makeovers
You'll be itching to refinish your own dresser once you see these beauties.
Jan 7, 2020
This $20 Trick Will Fix Your Living Room’s Biggest Eyesore—I Promise!
It's amazing what a can of paint can do.
Jan 2, 2020
Before and After: A $0 Entryway Redo Cruella De Vil Would Go Wild Over
This new space has major spunk with minimal investment.
Jan 1, 2020
The Best Bold Wall Color Transformations We Saw This Year
These stunners will have you running to the paint store on the double.
Dec 29, 2019
These Pretty Murals Prove the Dream of the '90s is Alive in Paint Land
Murals are BACK, baby, and they're more stylish than ever.
Dec 28, 2019
This Incredibly Subtle Paint Project Adds Architectural Drama to Generic Rentals
Some well-placed shapes and a can of paint is all you really need to turn your walls into a work of art.
Dec 22, 2019
9 Colors that Complement Classic Blue, Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year
Don't know what to use with Classic Blue? Don't worry, we've got you.
Dec 5, 2019
6 Projects You Can DIY Using Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year
Whether you want a little Classic Blue or a lot, these projects will help you stay on-trend for 2020.
Dec 5, 2019
Selling Your House? Paint Your Bedroom One of These Colors
Spoiler: White walls are a no-no.
Dec 3, 2019
9 Smart Tricks to Make Your Next Paint Job Simple and Painless
For those of us (hi, me) who like our chores to feel a little less chore-y.
Nov 23, 2019
We Tried the Gadget That Can Tell You the Paint Color of Literally Anything
We put the Datacolor ColorReader to the test—here's our verdict.
Oct 16, 2019
Before and After: A High-Impact, Paint-Only Bedroom Makeover—for $160
When Georgia natives Sarah and Ryan moved into their two-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, they knew they wanted to give the bare white walls a custom treatment. Inspiration struck as Sarah was browsing—where else?—Reddit.
Oct 14, 2019
6 No-Fail Tips for Painting with Dark Colors
Don't be scared of the dark side! We've got expert tricks on how to make deep hues work in your home.
Oct 6, 2019
It's Official: These are the Very Best Paint Colors for Your Bathroom
Pack a punch in your bathroom, thanks to these standout shades.
Aug 28, 2019
What is Taupe? 15 Ways to Use This Neutral Hue
Everything you need to know about this color that's making a comeback.
Aug 2, 2019
This City’s Homes Have Some of the Best Use of Dark Paint Color We’ve Ever Seen
Can you guess which one it is?
Aug 2, 2019
9 Clever Painting Ideas to Steal from the 2020 IKEA Catalog
Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform your home. And while simply picking a new color and rolling it onto your walls will do the trick, sometimes you're looking for something a little more exciting. Thankfully, the 2020 IKEA catalog dropped this week, and it's full of great ideas for your next home project.
Aug 1, 2019
How Do Paint Colors Get Their Names, Anyway?
We asked experts at some of the biggest paint companies and got to the bottom of this age-old question.
Jul 25, 2019
10 Paint Mistakes Designers are Tired of You Making
Get your space back on track with these helpful tips.
Jul 19, 2019
40 Black Rooms That Make You Want to Go to the Dark Side
Goodbye, neutrals. Hello, bold, beautiful black rooms.
Jul 17, 2019
Here's What Your Childhood Bedroom Color Says About You
Your tastes might've changed since you were a kid, but the color of your childhood bedroom might inform your current style.
Jul 16, 2019
This Paint Company’s New Crowdsourced Color Is So Chill
Designer-curated paint company Clare has recently increased its palette from 55 to 56 hues with the introduction of its newest color—and fans had a part in choosing it.In response to the demand for a new color, the company decided to make it a collective endeavor by inviting customers to weigh in or what the next shade would be.
May 14, 2019
Before and After: This Kitchen Goes from Dark and Cramped to Light and Bright
This kitchen was small and it didn’t help that it had a tiny, barely usable breakfast nook just off to the left. Honestly, I don’t think a bagel, let alone a human, could fit in that space, so it just didn’t make sense to keep it. On top of that, the small kitchen was dark and uninviting.
Mar 23, 2019
Before and After: This $130 Bathroom Makeover Colors Outside the Lines
Anne-Claire recently completely a guest bathroom makeover and was so pleased with the results of that project that her own master bathroom suddenly looked, in comparison, a little sad and cluttered. She decided to change up that one too, but wanted to keep the project small and cheap (and doable), so major moves—like changing the tiles—were not an option. The whole project took a week and cost around $130.
Mar 21, 2019
This Was the Most Popular Paint Color the Decade You Were Born
Walk into any recently renovated home today and chances are you’ll see a lot of greige—a neutral color that’s the perfect combination of gray and beige. There’s no denying it’s the paint color du jour. It’s funny how, oftentimes, you can instantly pinpoint how modern (or not) a room is just by looking at the color of the walls. Some day our children might look back and wonder why we all plastered our walls in such a boring color!
Mar 14, 2019
Before & After: This $400 Bathroom Redo Has a Genius Way to Cover Textured Walls
Before Ashley put her guest house up on Airbnb, she wanted to give the bathroom a fun update. It was simple and sparse in comparison to the rest of the home, so, even though she was working on a tight budget, she was determined to use her DIY tricks and unique style to make it an exciting space for guests. Ashley carved as much time out of her schedule as she could—during nap times, evenings, and weekends—to work on the bathroom.
Mar 14, 2019
Clever Paint Jobs That Make Your Old, Cheap or Thrifted Furniture Look Expensive
We all know about the transformative power of paint for your wall, ceilings, and even floors, but have you thought about updating your furniture? With all the great colors and techniques out there, it’s easy to freshen up an over-loved piece or thrift flip something plain and make it extraordinary. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite paint transformations to get you started. Faux textured furniture can quickly look dated once the original finish gets dinged.
Mar 13, 2019
Before and After: This House Just Got Some Very Colorful Curb Appeal
On a day off, just for fun, the owner of this house transformed its plain white facade with a very colorful paint job. This is utterly delightful—playful and vibrant with a dreamy palette that must make passersby wish they could be invited in. Roxanne of @daintylibrarian frequently creates fun, colorful DIYs that are whimsical and unpredictable. This particular shade of pink is perfection: sophisticated and modern without a hint of saccharine.
Mar 2, 2019
Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets Is Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
Consider these drawbacks.
Mar 1, 2019
These Paint Roller Hacks Will Save You Time, Money and Mess
Make your whole project that much easier.
Feb 26, 2019
Before and After: We Did Not See This Kitchen Paint Job Coming
But we're so glad it happened.
Feb 22, 2019
9 Rooms That Will Make You Want to Paint Your Floors
Floors are often called the sixth wall for a reason. They offer up ample design opportunity: You can leave them bare, layer some stylish rugs, or even use a fresh coat of paint to quickly transform the ambience of an entire room. So to inspire some of your future floor-painting endeavors, we rounded up nine rooms, all from Apartment Therapy home tours, that will send you straight to the paint store. If you thought black floors would darken a room, then think again.
Feb 16, 2019
Before and After: This Painted Bathroom Became Fantastically Unique After One Just Week
This bathroom definitely had a look going on: lots of wood, plenty of lace, and baroque lights hung from chain swags. But after one week of hard work, the room is now a pink powerhouse packed full of handmade touches. Racheal Jackson—@banyanbridges on Instagram—did every single bit of this outstanding renovation, laying tile, installing a new sink and faucet, painting, creating a concrete countertop, and refacing the vanity doors and drawers.
Feb 14, 2019
Before and After: $800 Went a Very Long Way in This Newly Redone Kitchen
Take this warm-toned kitchen, add one or two gallons of paint and some well-priced accessories then subtract one wall and the textured vinyl floor, and suddenly there’s a brand-new kitchen, full of life, light, and color. And all for only $800. Kelsey Sigars—@kelseylenesigars on Instagram—made smart, thrifty choices that have transformed this kitchen.
Feb 13, 2019
5 Things You Should Never Do with Interior Paint
Painting is one of the easiest home improvements out there, and most people—whether renters or homeowners—have picked up a brush at some point in their lives. It’s also an easy project to jump into without asking questions first or thinking about the right ways to do things. Instead of wasting your time and money, here are five things you should positively, never, ever do with your interior paint. But what does one DO with all that paint? We’ll save that for another day.
Feb 9, 2019
Before and After: This Bathroom Just Got a Mind-Bending Paint Job
This bathroom was pretty nice, with a pleasantly neutral palette, big windows, and all the fixtures and finishes appearing to be in fine shape. But now, thanks to a mind-bending paint job, it is bright, poppy, bold, and fantastically fun. The tile, toilet, and tub are the same (at least so far), but the wall and floor have a dramatically different look.
Feb 8, 2019
Before and After: $500 Later, It’s Really Hard to Believe This Is the Same Kitchen
Three cheers for lenient landlords.
Feb 7, 2019
The One Place You Haven’t Thought to Paint But Totally Should
Painting a door is a time-efficient, budget-friendly way to refresh a room. It can help break up the blank space and create a focal point just like a large piece of art, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. The best part? It’s just paint! You can switch it up every time you’re in the mood for something new. Taking the door off the hinges can make the job easier, but it’s not totally necessary.
Feb 7, 2019
Before and After: This Mid-Century Ranch Home Just Got Some Major Curb Appeal
It was in serious need of a spruce up.
Feb 3, 2019
Here’s What Nobody Tells You About Painting Walls White
Here's what you should know, before you pick up that paint roller.
Jan 23, 2019
Before and After: Who Knew a $75 Craigslist Find Could Look This Good?
This tall, vintage, secondhand dresser needed a little wood filler and a lot of love, so its new owner gave it all that and a gorgeous coat of paint that totally transformed its look. The new owner of this dresser, who bought it on Craigslist for $75, described it as “a glossy cherry wood… ick!” It did, however, have nice lines, antique charm, and plenty of refined details without too much old-fashioned folderol.
Jan 23, 2019