Paint Transformations – 5 Amazing DIY Makeovers

You have heard it before, a million times. Paint is the best weapon in a budget decorator's arsenal! But do you really believe it? We decided the best way to get people to really understand the magic and power of paint is to show you some amazing makeovers. These before and after's show you how dramatic and awesome the use of paint is, in decorating! Really, we can all do this. No power tools, … [Read more...]

How to Paint Fabric Furniture

Ok, so I've known about the idea of painting fabric for quite awhile now, it's kinda one of those arsenal tricks up the sleeve of a "budget decorator"... But not too long ago I ran across a painted fabric chair that blew it outta the water for me... And honestly, when I first saw it, I thought... "No way that turned out!" Turns out some really creative bloggers decided you could paint upholstery. … [Read more...]

10 Projects with Spray Paint

Every DIY'er with a budget has to know all about spray paint. It is the holy grail of fast, easy and affordable DIY projects. After all, who among us hasn't wanted a quick solution to an ugly thrift store knick knack, or a trendy update to a worn piece of furniture? However, bet you never thought of some of these 10 projects with spray paint, and if you did... did you realize they could look this … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Sign Projects

Signs are one of the oldest forms of public art, and they can bring wonder, whimsy, or nostalgia to home decor. And, they are easy to do on a budget, DIY! DIY painted signs projects takes the written word, one of the cheapest decorating tools (paint) and a touch of creative elbow grease to make easy, meaningful and fun home decorating art! So let's get to our first and featured project (above and … [Read more...]

10 Things To Do with a Quart of Paint

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 … [Read more...]

Stenciling: How-To

Stenciling is one of the most inexpensive, creative, and easy paint techniques you can use to dress up your home. It can be used in any decor from Paris chic to contemporary to traditional, and can be used on many surfaces other than the walls. Here is a quick primer on how to stencil, along with a list of creative ways to use stenciling in your home decorating. Our featured project, above, is … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Floor Projects

Yes, you can paint a floor! Whether you want to cover an existing floor, or start over on brand new sub floor, its easy to customize your flooring without the custom price.  Here are the basics, then our picks for some great DIY painted floor projects with tutorials and instructions. Our featured project, above, is a DIY painted floor by One Kings Lane. How to Paint a Floor Prep - The floor … [Read more...]

Chalk Paint Furniture Projects

Chalk paint (not to be confused with chalkboard paint) is one of the hottest products around for painting furniture and other decorative projects. Used widely by vintage and shabby chic decorators, I decided to check out why chalk paint is special, and how to use it. I'm glad I did. Chalk paint is so popular among vintage style decorators because it is easy distressed, can be used as a wash, and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Decorating: How to Paint Your Cabinets

Decorating a kitchen can be expensive and time consuming job. If you’re decorating on a budget, one of the fastest ways to transform a kitchen space is to paint the cabinets. While is does take a little time and effort, a kitchen can be made to look new again in a weekend. Painted furniture is an up to date way to deal with builders cabinets, or cabinets that need to be rejuvenated. Step 1 … [Read more...]