Why This Timeless "Fixer Upper" Finishing Technique Is So PopularProjects & Improvements
If it's good enough for Joanna Gaines, it's good enough for me!
This Easy DIY Trick Fakes the Look of Luxe Wallpaper for Way Less
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It's totally beginner-friendly.
Nov 14, 2023
The Brilliant $15 Instagram Tool I Wish I'd Used to Paint My Bathroom
It would have saved me a lot of missed spots and day-after soreness.
Nov 10, 2023
11 Non-Toxic Paints To Buy That Are as Safe as They Are ChicProjects & Improvements
The best non-toxic and low VOC paints for your entire home, from interior paint jobs to small DIY projects.
Nov 2, 2023
Yes, You *Can* Pull off a Living Room Redo Without Leaving Your Couch
These six online paint retailers let you shop for a new look from home.
Oct 25, 2023
These No-Carve Painted Pumpkins Will Convince You to Ditch Your KnifeProjects & Improvements
No pumpkin guts were harmed in the making of this decor.
Oct 4, 2023
These 17 Painted Dressers Are Dripping with Style
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Your clothing storage can be a work of art, and these stylish redos prove it.
Aug 30, 2023
Behr’s 2024 Color of the Year Is Bold, Yet Surprisingly Versatile
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It shifts moods throughout the day.
Aug 15, 2023
3 Reasons Your Roller Paint Job Looks Bad (and How to Fix It)
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Feeling like you just can’t get the super-smooth finish of your dreams? The pros are here to help.
Aug 8, 2023
The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture
Make all your IKEA hacks and upgrades really count by painting them the right way.
Jul 30, 2023
This Mural-Loving DIYer’s Must-Have Tool for Bold Paint Projects
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This DIYer’s home is filled with tons of paint projects, large and small. Here’s the tool she says was essential for pulling them off.
Jul 18, 2023
How to Update Your Walls with Limewash, Paint’s Easygoing Cousin
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This project might sound intimidating, but it’s actually pretty forgiving and great for beginners.
Jun 27, 2023
Hate Using Painter’s Tape? This Tool Could Be Your New Favorite Thing.
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The tool promised paint prep time that was four times faster, so I put that claim to the test. Here’s what I thought.
Jun 15, 2023
I Was Skeptical of This Paint Touch-Up Hack — But the Results Surprised Me
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I’ve always used rollers for the job, but I’m a convert now.
May 19, 2023
This 30-Minute Paint Project Is a Throwback to a Vintage Staple
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If you have a sample pot of paint, you can pull off this project.
May 15, 2023
This (Paint-Free!) Renter-Friendly Hack Instantly Updates Your WallsProjects & Improvements
One TikToker turned plain white renter walls into something unexpected and sophisticated.
May 9, 2023
I’ve Tried Tons of Spray Paint, and This is The Only One I’ll BuyProjects & Improvements
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a simple change of color. And, when it comes to giving furniture and decor a brand new lease on life, for the least money and effort, the hands-down winner is spray paint. I’ve tried a lotta lotta spray paint, and recently found my new favorite. It’s easier to think of things I haven’t spray painted—my dogs, maybe—than all the things I have.
May 1, 2023
This TikToker Gave Her Fireplace a Pink Checkerboard MakeoverProjects & Improvements
It would fit right in at Barbie’s Dreamhouse.
Apr 21, 2023
The One Thing You're Probably Forgetting When Choosing a Wall Color
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Learn from my mistake!
Apr 12, 2023
6 Things to Paint Black TodayProjects & Improvements
There’s a reason black is a classic: it’s dark, it’s beautiful, it matches with almost everything. And it’s a great way to add a little contrast, drama and depth to an interior that needs a little extra pizazz. Here are six weekend painting projects that will add a little bit of black — and a whole lot of style — to your home.
Apr 7, 2023
B&A: A Group of Friends Turn a Wall Into a "Monet Meets Pollock" Work of ArtProjects & Improvements
This DIY is perfect for art lovers on a budget.
Mar 23, 2023
4 Mistakes You Never Want to Make While Painting a CeilingProjects & Improvements
According to a real estate pro.
Mar 14, 2023
How to Paint an Exterior Door (Plus Tips If It Has Glass Panels!)Projects & Improvements
Make sure it looks perfect in any type of weather.
Feb 21, 2023
Casting Call! NYC, LA, Miami, Austin, Boston, Chicago, & Atlanta: Do You Work in a Creative Field and Have a Home Workspace That Needs a Paint Upgrade? Let Us Help!Projects & Improvements
Apartment Therapy is looking to feature a creative professional like yourself who has a workspace inside their home that could use some professional paint upgrades as part of our partnership with a major paint brand.We will give three readers a workspace paint upgrade in their homes. Apartment Therapy’s paint experts will work with the readers to select the paint colors for the paint upgrades, documenting it all in a before-and-after photo shoot (you will not have to be on camera).
Feb 16, 2023
The One Thing Your Accent Wall is Missing — and the Easy, Under-$20 DIY FixProjects & Improvements
This little detail is the difference between good and great.
Nov 11, 2022
Everyone’s Painting Their Own Abstract Art, And You Should TooProjects & Improvements
Don't let your artistic skill-level prevent you from creating your own masterpiece.
Nov 9, 2022
Supply Checklist: Everything You Need to Paint a RoomProjects & Improvements
I’ve painted many rooms in my day (I’m a little bit of a painting junkie), and like so many other things, once you get the hang of the process, it’s really quite fun. Throw on some old clothes, kick out the jams, and after a few hours of good old physical labor, you’ll have a wonderfully transformed space. But you won’t get very far painting a room successfully if you don’t have the correct supplies!
Oct 26, 2022
7 Secrets to Repainting Furniture, According to a Pro Furniture FlipperProjects & Improvements
Expert tricks to take your next DIY project to new heights.
Oct 25, 2022
The Dos & Don’ts of Perfectly Matched Paint Touch-UpsProjects & Improvements
No more scratched, scuffed, or chipped paint!
Oct 25, 2022
This Surprising Aluminum Foil Hack Will Help Save Time on Your Next DIY ProjectProjects & Improvements
Skip the tape, and try this painting trick instead.
Oct 25, 2022
Why You Should Add Baking Soda to Latex PaintProjects & Improvements
A whole new world of paint will open up to you.
Oct 25, 2022
We Tried Painting A Fabric Chair With Chalk PaintProjects & Improvements
Here's what we learned.
Oct 25, 2022
This Super Simple TikTok Hack Will Make Your Next Paint Project Much Less Messy
It's so simple I was actually face palming as I watched it — and all you need is painter's tape!
Oct 19, 2022
Change The Fabric, Change the Look: Upholstery MagicProjects & Improvements
Apple green plush or tweed linen? Each one gives a different lookwhat they can do…It’s true that even a simple change of fabric can change the look of a piece. Take this sofa, the Chet from CB2, which we’ve blogged before. In apple green velvet, the sofa reads nouveau 80s, modern and sleek. In linen, the look is softer and would easily fit in amongst the simple wood pieces we’ve been seeing a lot of.A good upholsterer can: change a straight arm to a rounded or flared arm.
Oct 12, 2022
How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an ExtractorProjects & Improvements
image:e4471c14063691b3b4999905f48d87bfe81e71bd w:540 s:"fit" class_name:"mt-image-center" show_pin_button:"true" show_image_credits:"true" Almost everyone who has worked on a DIY or renovation project has applied too much torque and stripped a screw head clean. It can feel like a frustrating dead end, especially if you don’t have a specialized extractor kit on hand.
Sep 29, 2022
Why Paint Color Matching Doesn’t Always WorkProjects & Improvements
Here's what you didn't know.
Sep 15, 2022
How To Paint Windowsills & Window TrimProjects & Improvements
Repainting my windowsill made it onto my to-do list during the January Cure, and I decided to tackle it this past weekend. After a couple of hours of scraping and painting, my windowsill looks good as new.
Sep 15, 2022
Behr's 2023 Color of the Year Is Here, and it's All About Chill VibesProjects & Improvements
It's meant to create a sense of calm and relaxation.
Sep 14, 2022
DIY Project Test Lab Results: We Tried 3 Vinyl Upholstery Spray Paints and Here’s What HappenedProjects & Improvements
So what’s the deal with vinyl spray paint: does it work, or is it a waste of time? I put three different paints to the test on three of the exact same chairs and was pretty surprised with the results. Hint: as it turns out, vinyl and fabric spray paint can actually work! There are some pretty impressive Before & Afters floating around of old, ugly vinyl furniture having been given new life with paint.
Sep 13, 2022
B&A: This On-Trend DIY Accent Wall with Secret Storage Came Together in 3 Days
This is a trick you can steal for your own mural painting projects.
Sep 12, 2022
Yes, You Can Paint Your Popcorn Ceiling—Here's HowProjects & Improvements
You don't have to remove it to improve it.
Sep 9, 2022
When It's OK to Paint Over Wallpaper (and How to Do It Right)Projects & Improvements
Stuck with stubborn wallpaper? You don't have to rip it down to change the look.
Sep 8, 2022
The (Mostly Free) Way to Get Dried Paint off WoodProjects & Improvements
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.
Sep 8, 2022
Learn How To Spray Paint Plastic the Right WayProjects & Improvements
How to paint plastic without it chipping, cracking or flaking.
Sep 8, 2022
Step by Step: How To Paint Metal Baseboard Heater CoversProjects & Improvements
Let’s face it, baseboard radiators are ugly. They’re boxy, often institutional beige, and they tend to accumulate scuffs and splotches of rust. But baseboard radiators do serve an important purpose, and those of us who rely on them to heat our homes are more or less stuck with them. Fortunately, there are ways to work around these wall-space-hogging eyesores, and painting your baseboard heater covers to match your home’s walls or trim is a great place to start.
Sep 7, 2022
B & A: A $15 Paint Idea Turned a Living Area into a Multi-Functional SpaceProjects & Improvements
Get the fancy built-in look for less!
Aug 27, 2022
6 Things to Know Before Painting with Red, According to a Professional Painter
Before you pick up that paintbrush — or even before you pluck a color swatch from the paint aisle — read what this pro painter has to say.
Jul 30, 2022
10 One-Hour Paint Makeovers That Truly Anyone Can DoProjects & Improvements
From chalky finish paint to spray paint and many shades of craft paint in between.
Jul 15, 2022
9 Easy, Colorful Mini Makeovers You Can Do with Just a $5 Sample Pot of PaintProjects & Improvements
You don't need to shell out for a gallon — or even a quart! — for these small paint projects.
Jul 13, 2022
These 6 Eye-Catching Designer Paint Projects Are Easier Than You ThinkProjects & Improvements
The impact is huge, but paint projects aren't as complicated as they look.
May 14, 2022
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Painting Kitchen CabinetsProjects & Improvements
Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!). So it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process.
May 4, 2022
How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It LastsProjects & Improvements
Advice from three people who've done it with success.
May 4, 2022
Clare Paint Is Holding Its First Spring Sale Ever — Just in Time for a Spring RefreshProjects & Improvements
Score beautiful, eco-friendly, low-odor paint for a steal.
Apr 7, 2022
Before and After: I Made Over My Rental’s Entryway for Under $200Projects & Improvements
I devised a plan that would have a big impact without costing a ton of money. It was also simple enough that I could do most of it myself, on my own timeline. 
Apr 6, 2022
This Stylish (But Polarizing!) Paint Project Is the New Painted ArchProjects & Improvements
This easy paint project is all about going with the flow.
Feb 4, 2022
This Viral TikTok Hack for Easy Paint-Matching is Pro-ApprovedProjects & Improvements
If you don't know what color's on your walls, don't sweat it — this is an easy way to figure it out, according to experts.
Jan 27, 2022
The Viral Painting Trick You Need to Know to Get Through Your 2022 ProjectsProjects & Improvements
It's a method the pro painters use to save on prep and cleanup time.
Jan 5, 2022
This Painting Is Actually a Dry Erase BoardProjects & Improvements
At first glance, it looks like a painting.
Nov 15, 2021