Eat Your Words
Even if we're truly hungry for a paint project, the fridge usually isn't the first thing to come to mind. But it should! With only a little work, your efforts can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Plus, with a few coats of chalkboard paint, your appliance can do double duty as a family message board.
Painting a home radiator can help blend the eyesore in with its surroundings. Before you start, just make sure the radiator is turned off and has cooled completely. Remove surface dust and dirt, and use a wire brush to remove any loose rust. As for the paint itself, opt for a good-quality interior latex paint that can take the heat.
A Home Run
Things Are Looking Up
You've Got the Floor
You might think painting something as high-traffic as a floor is an exercise in futility. But on the contrary, painted floors can actually do more than make a design statement—they also help protect softer woods like pine. The key is to resist painting it on too thick; thinner coats will actually dry harder.
Window of Opportunity
Who says window trim has to be white? Think outside the frame by using a bold color to set off an all-white wall or otherwise monochromatic room. If you are painting an artist's loft like this one, a colorful window will lend even more creative inspiration to the day.
New Frame of Mind
Accentuate the Accents
White, black, bronze, silver, and gold—in most cases, these are the finishes to choose from if you're buying home hardware off the rack. But if you do it yourself, you're not restricted in your color choices. All it takes to brighten up a set of metal curtain rods is a coat of primer and a coat or two of spray paint.
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