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20 Fab DIY Paint Projects with Tips & Tutorials

Today I’m sharing a collection of some of my favourite DIY painting projects.

It’s a big week around here! This  morning we are gearing up to start painting the exterior of the house! My husband and I are both off this week so it’s an ideal time to get this huge DIY project tackled as a team.  I love painting projects; there are few transformations as quick and easy and dramatic as you can create with a couple of coats of new paint.  It’s so satisfying!

Painting Projects

As much as I can’t wait to see the exterior finished it’s definitely going to be a task.  But as we enter fall, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about simple DIY painting projects that you may want to do this season to freshen up your space or a piece of furniture or two.  Today I’m joining some friends to share some of our own favourite DIY paint projects with you all, and I hope you find some inspiration for your own home fall paint projects.  In addition to the exterior of the house, I’ve got a few more on my list…like our youngest son’s bedroom.  Oh, and then there is still the entire basement left to do. Paint paint paint…

20 Fab DIY Paint Project Tips & Tutorials poster.

Painting walls inside your home makes such a huge difference to a space!  Just before we listed our old house for sale, I updated our foyer/entry hall and long hallway with Benjamin Moore Titanium paint colour

There is a chair in the hallway with a throw on it and a basket hanging on the wall.

I also refreshed our main floor living and dining area with Benjamin Moore Simply White paint…

The dining room table with a light fixture above the wooden table.

Truthfully, we painted just about every wall in that house, and many of the pieces of furniture as well.  I used Modern Masters Metallic Paint to create a faux aged matte metallic paint finish.  By adding some basic stock trim I turned a super inexpensive mirror into a lovely piece…

Up close picture of the frame of the mirror.

When we renovated our investment properties, paint was our biggest ally in turning dated homes into fresh and livable homey spaces.  I shared my secret for how to achieve a super smooth finish when painting old kitchen cabinets…

A mostly all white kitchen.

I haven’t had much opportunity to use my favourite classic navy blue colour, Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy, and loved the way it transformed our main bathroom in our previous home.  I painted these walls in no time flat with my paint stick.

Painting the top of the wall a dark colour.

When we transformed the large rec room/family room in our previous basement, I painted a Greek Key Design as a dramatic accent on our TV wall and shared the detailed how-to tutorial for it…

A geometric paint design in the rec room.

In that same fun makeover, I also shared the details on how to paint an irregular stripe design that turned an awkward little corner of the room into a beautiful and stylish space…

Painted stripes of navy and white.

In that same space, also gave our piano a paint makeover with some homemade chalk paint…

A bright lime green piano.

I love painting furniture!  We had a lot of cute little chalk painted pieces in our old home, and this simple chalk painted entry table was one of my faves…

There is small end table with a star on it and flowers.

This old dresser went through two paint makeovers, first black, and then this white chalk paint.  The detailed lines were perfect for distressing beautifully, and I shared all my tips on how to use chalk paint to create a distressed finish in this post…

Chippy distressed white dresser.

Our second bedroom dresser (before we installed our PAX units in the closet makeover), was a basic and inexpensive Ikea Tarva dresser that I created a unique faux linen texture on.  I shared the how-to in this post: Ikea Tarva Hack dresser with faux linen texture

A soft light green dresser with glass knobs.

And one of my very favourite projects was turning a super boring black file cabinet into a super cute piece for our closet command center;  stencilled chalk painted filing cabinet makeover…

A filing cabinet painted light blue with white flowers.

The painting continued outdoors!  I shared my favourite tips for  how to paint outdoor furniture so the finish lasts for years

A light grey Adirondack chair.

As well as how to refresh worn outdoor furniture with one coat coverage

A blue picnic table with flowers and watermelon on it.

Some of my good blogger friends have shared their best paint projects and tips as well!

Ashley at Modern Glam shared her best tips for how to paint your front door in one afternoon…

Light blue painted front door.

Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home shared her tips for using milk paint in this tutorial on how to paint a coffee table with milk paint

A white distressed coffee table with flowers on top of it.

Janine at Happy Happy Nester shared her experience with using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to give a vintage sideboard new life…

A view of the dining room.

She also used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to give plastic outdoor chairs a whole new look…

A plastic outdoor painted chair with a green and white pillow.

Laura at The Turquoise Home, also shared a fabulous beginner’s tutorial on using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint if you are new to the process…

Painted white legs of a wooden table.

Brendt shared how to paint your kitchen cabinets in two posts.  The first one details How to Paint Your Cabinets: Prepping and Painting

An outdated wooden cabinet kitchen before picture.

And then Part Two of How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets: Painting and Final Stage Steps…what a difference!!

The after picture of the kitchen all painted white.

Christy, at Confessions of a Serial DIYer, is an absolute genius at painting anything to make it beautiful again!  One of my favourite projects of hers is her painted kitchen makeover reveal

A light blue painted kitchen island.

But I highly recommend that you visit her gallery of projects if you love paint makeovers!  She has hundreds of beautiful projects to peruse…

A glass and wood cabinet in the dining room.

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