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, woodworking skills or seamstress abilities required for these DIY paint makeovers. The best part? It’s inexpensive, and you can see a major change in just a few hours. Back to basics folks, let’s paint!



Megan from ‘Homemade Ginger‘ shares this drastic living room makeover with us. They painted not just walls, but wood paneling, brick and trim. Remember, you can paint almost anything with the right prep and tools.

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From Vivian at ‘The Family Fun Spot‘, check out this amazing kitchen makeover. Not only did she paint the kitchen cabinets, she is another designer that chose the ‘Giani’ paint for the countertops. Is this the prettiest kitchen? Before, and after!

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Heather from ‘Setting for Four‘ has the perfect example of a quick and easy living room makeover. Love the power of paint!

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This kitchen makeover is from ‘Liv Showroom‘. These designers used ‘Giani Granite Paint‘ to redo the counters, and painted the cabinets for a major overhaul without a remodel budget.

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Megan from ‘It’s a Grandville Life’ has a guest bathroom reveal with a pretty awesome before and after. Paint, anyone?

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So that you don’t think all those amazing makeovers are due to all the accessories and other coolness these great bloggers added to their rooms, try this on for size. Ann Marie from ‘White House, Black Shutters‘ has a before and after that proves the value of just paint. This is an empty, outdated room. Before and after says it all! Paint does wonders!

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So paint, people! And when you are done trying some of the ideas from these DIY paint makeovers, jump on over to our post on DIY Budget Kitchen Makeovers. Get started!

Image Credits: Liv Showroom, Homemade Ginger, Family Fun Spot, Setting for Four, It's a Grandville Life, White House, Black Shutters


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  1. Suew March 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    It is truly amazing, the power of paint!!! Enjoy your blog. Thanks

  2. Erin Belmore June 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    What a transformation! One of the best I’ve seen when it comes to paint. And since this is DIY, I have an idea now on what to on my next DIY project for our home. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. Melissa March 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Love the transformations. do you know what color grey is in the living room picture?

  4. Abbie Brown July 20, 2020 at 10:53 am

    what color is in the bathroom. I have had trouble finding a color similar.


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