Can’t afford to do a whole repainting of your room? Paint is still the best budget decorating technique around, but if the cost of even a gallon is off your budget radar, try a quart! There are still a lot of things you can do to make a color statement and a style update with just one quart of paint. Choose wisely, grab a brush or a foam roller (or both) and let’s paint!
Paint the backs of bookshelves or open cabinets and cupboards. Adding a pop of oomph turns it into a focal piece! Photo by Emily Clark.
Paint just the trim in the room a cool shade of…whatever! There is no law that your trim has to be neutral, either. Have fun!
Quart of chalkboard paint? Paint the end wall of the kitchen for an instant grocery list/to do list/ note leaving station! (FYI: Chalkboard paint can be tinted, it doesn’t have to be black!)
Paint your office chairs, the two end dining chairs, or an entry chair a really crisp, fresh color. (And hey, did I mention chalkboard paint?)
Paint thrift store photo or mirror frames all the same funky color in the room.
Stair risers are a quick and easy way to paint a little spring in your step!
Did you know you can paint fabric? Pick up a bottle of textile medium at the craft store in the craft paint aisle, and mix with almost any paint. Use to stamp, stencil or hand paint any fabric surface. Check out this stenciled drapes project from ‘Our Fifth House’.
Paint over an old painting you loathe… you don’t have to be an artist, simply paint the entire thing one really inspiring color. Contemporary art. Voila. Want more? Add a DIY quote to your canvas, project by Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle.
Paint your headboard. Don’t have one? Paint one! Follow the instructions for BHG”s faux painted headboard.
Lastly, paint a rug! Try this painted sisal rug project on for size…
Got a quart of paint? Change your room, on a budget! Get painting!Image Credits: Girls Life, Emily Clark, Marion House Book, Lowes, BHG, BHG, Real Simple, Our Fifth House, Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle, BHG, BHG