You don’t need a major paint project to freshen up your space! Sometimes, all you need is a few hours, a container or two of paint, and an interesting spot to paint. Painting just a small spot can tie the colors of a room together or instantly add an accent to the space to make it more visually interesting. If you’ve got a weekend to spare, here are some quick paint projects you can try.
Make an impact from the get-go. Change up the paint of your door to a striking hue that stands out or one that blends in with the other colors in the room. You don’t have to stop there. You can also paint the door jamb and even go a bit beyond to create an archway design.
Just make sure the paint you use is compatible with the surface you’re working with (i.e. wood paint on wood; concrete paint on concrete). Check out the colors of Boysen Quick Drying Enamel, a hardy wood and metal paint for use on both interior and exterior surfaces, to see if there’s anything that catches your fancy.
2. Window trims
Got a pretty view? Frame it. Bring attention to the picturesque view out your window by painting your window trims. If you’ve also painted your door, you can match the color of your trims to it for a cohesive look.
If you’re worried about getting all the nooks and crannies, an angled paint brush will help with painting corners and hard-to-reach spots. Like with painting wooden or metal doors, Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is a good pick for this project.
Ceilings are usually painted in a plain white flat finish. This makes the room feel larger and the flat finish of the paint reduces glare from overhead lights. It’s practical, sure. But, if you’re looking to change things up, look up! Think outside the box and imagine the other colors your ceiling could be painted with.
For a beginner-friendly guide on how to paint your ceiling, head here: Painting Your Ceiling: A Quick How-to Guide. If your ceiling is made of drywall or cement, Boysen Permacoat, Virtuoso Silk Touch, or Healthy Home are more than up to the task. Plus, you get more than a thousand color options for these products at a Boysen Mix & Match station.
4. Hanging shelves
There always seems to be a spot in the house that could use an additional shelf or two. It could be the bedroom for additional book space or the kitchen for spice storage. So, here’s an easy, breezy paint project: paint and put up shelves!
And, yes, you guessed it. You can use Boysen Quick Drying Enamel for this too if you’re going for wooden shelves. If you’re looking for more colors beyond what’s readily available, you can achieve pastel hues using Boysen Quick Drying Enamel and Boysen Oil Tinting Colors. Consult the Mix Your Colors tool on the Boysen App if you need a bit of help.
5. Bookshelf Back Panels
This one’s even easier. Add a pop of color to a spot you may not have thought of painting, like the back panel of a bookshelf. You can even get creative with it. Paint all the back panels or just paint some. Paint it in just one color or in several colors that go together. If you need ideas for color combos, we have lots in the Color Inspirations section.
Yup, it’s Boysen Quick Drying Enamel again for this project if your bookshelf is a wooden one. Make sure to wait until the indicated drying and curing time before using your bookshelf after painting. This ensures your paint is completely dry and doesn’t transfer on your books.
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