Why choose a single color when you can have a full palette? From pale to deep, a range of pretty pink Benjamin Moore paints embellish the drawers of a simple desk in an ombre pattern, making it the centerpiece of the room.
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An airless paint sprayer is quite the handy tool for furniture makeovers, providing the smoothest finish possible. Don't believe us? Check out the finished project from one DIY-er who used it to take an old headboard and footboard from awful to awesome.
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In this truly adventurous project, an emerald green coat of fabric medium and latex paint gives the look of re-upholstering at a fraction of the cost—and effort!
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An utterly unpromising wooden cabinet—with only one of its original drawers remaining—gets a mod new look with a little sanding and a splash of paint. The clever addition of a set of Mid-Century modern legs raises the piece to a whole new level.
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Now here's a musical instrument that's easy on the ears and eyes. This inherited upright piano got a new lease on life with a good cleaning, sanding, and a coat of marigold paint.
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Folding Patio Chairs
A can of spray paint is a blissfully cheap and simple way to revitalize metal furniture that’s seen better days. A quick shake and spray, and these metal folding chairs are left looking quite fresh in grass green.
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After a thorough sanding, a once-dowdy coffee table got dressed up in a whole new outfit of mint green with glittery gold-painted feet for an extra dose of style. Topped with a cut-to-fit sheet of glass, the finished piece really shines.
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This makeover hinges on the element of surprise. A clean white exterior is already a huge improvement over the roll top desk's dark past, but even better are the drawer interiors, painted a bold peacock blue.
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As part of a budget-friendly bedroom makeover, this homeowner brushed chalk paint onto a long bookcase that was once plain-jane white. Talk about the perfect addition for a sunny reading nook!
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If your interested in more paint projects, consider:
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10 IKEA Favorites Made Better by a DIY Paint Job
10 Reasons to Go Crazy for Chalkboard Paint
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