Jaymi Naciri, Realty Times Feature Writer 04/27/2015
Who says you have to stop with paint on the walls? A can of paint can easily transform a number of areas in your home, turning boring into beautiful. It’s time to have fun with paint, all over your house (and outside too!).
Paint your cabinets
DIY paining your kitchen cabinets may not be a quick fix, but with a little time and patience, results can be well worth it. Make sure to review the steps and refrain from cutting corners, even when it feels like your arm is about to fall off (curse you, sanding!), for best results. See HGTV for a tutorial.
Paint your doors
And we don’t mean white. Go bright, dark, or coordinate with your décor. Either way, it will change your perspective every time you come and go.
Paint your furniture
See that ratty old dresser in your garage? Wouldn’t it look so much better in peacock blue (yes, it would? A fresh coat of paint can turn a old dusty relic into a showstopper.
Paint your moldings
Pick up a can of green/grey, glossy black, or even neon green to set off bright white walls, and turn those moldings into something that really frames the room.
“Painting your trim is one of the best ways to make a dramatic impact in your home’s appearance,” said Bob Vila. “For best results, start painting from the corners, using a brush to work your way into small or tight areas.
Paint your ceiling
If you have a unique architectural element in your room like interesting angles or a tray ceiling, showing it off with a contrasting paint color or finish is a great way to call attention to it and add allure to the space.
Whitewashed and rustic finishes are all the rage in wood floors today. If you have midtone or dark wood floors, consider a trip to the paint store and a few (ok, a few more than a few) hours of sweat equity.
“Painting older solid wood floors can give them new life without the expense and mess of refinishing them,” said Houzz. “It can also make your floors a beautiful design element in their own right, particularly with interesting patterns.”
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Gray is on trend as an interior and exterior paint color, but when it comes to your concrete, it just reads boring. “Three coats of latex porch and floor paint plus a concrete sealer are all it takes” to take your patio from blah to bold,” said Bob Vila.