Before & After: The Power of Paint

Before & After: The Power of Paint

Jason Loper
Oct 29, 2010

Whether it's for a room or a piece of furniture, a little paint can go a long way in transforming the appearance of something. Here's a round up of some of my favorite before and afters using paint.

  • I grew tired of my pink bathroom pretty quickly and knew I wanted to paint over it with a more subdued color. However, I also wanted to create a dramatic look that would make the tiny room feel larger. Solution: stripes. See the full before and after of my Striped Wall Facelift.
  • You wouldn't know it by looking at this photo but those walls are actually covered in wood paneling. The transformation between the before and after at Going the Distance: Painting Wood Paneling is even more impressive.
  • Beth also wanted to transform her bathroom but instead of stripes she used a stencil. In her Bathroom Revamp Using a Stencil she walks us through the process.
  • Leah's A Modest Galley Kitchen Makeover proves that even a few coats of white paint can make a dramatic improvement. Especially when said white paint is covering up dated kitchen cabinetry.
  • You don't have to paint an entire room to alter its look. We see in Olga's Green Stripe how just a little paint can provide a wonderful accent to an otherwise monochromatic kitchen.
  • We've seen stripes and a stencil but how about trees? In Photos & Frames to Tree Tops, we see how these gorgeous, free-hand painted trees updated the wall below stairs.
  • Kate's IKEA Rast Dresser Hack uses paint and wood stain to turn an unfinished, cheap dresser into what looks like a high end piece of luxury furniture.
  • Geoff's A Haberdashery Bathroom actually utilizes wallpaper to create a breathtaking stripes but a similar look could be achieved with paint.

Images: Jason Loper, Wes & Kayla Schwartz, Beth Zeigler, Leah Moss, Manhattan Nest, Sassy Radish, And Then There Was Home, for me, for you, Geoff Bentz, IS LY

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