Sometimes, we start a project because we want it to give us a bit of joy and an escape. If this is what you’re looking for, we’ve got a few ideas of what you can do! With your favorite paint color in hand, pick a project below. We’ve listed them with their corresponding difficulty level so you don’t have to worry even if you have little experience with working with paint. Just have fun!
Tip: If you need paints in small amounts, Boysen offers paints in mini 200 mL pots. They’re great for testing out colors or for small projects. Check out this blog post: Test Out a Paint Color: Here’s Where to Find Boysen Paint in 200 mL Sizes.
Level 1: Terra Cotta Pots
Calling the plantitas and plantitos! Here’s one of the easiest and most fun things to paint around the house. Jazz up your plant babies with colorful, personalized pots!
If you need a chill afternoon activity, this is the perfect thing. You’re only painting terra cotta pots, after all, so you can let your creativity run wild. No need to worry about being too meticulous or making mistakes. In fact, there’s not much to it in terms of technical matters too—just sand and paint with Boysen Permacoat. Find a how-to video by our favorite Krafty Kriz below:
Level 2: Simple Geometric Wall Art
Let’s take things up a notch. Now that you’ve warmed up your painting muscles, go for something that makes more of an impact and try your hand at simple wall art. We recommend geometric shapes like squares, rectangles, and arches as they will be easier to do.
If the paint of your wall is in good condition, there’s only a bit of prep work that needs to be done before you can paint on your geometric design—use painter’s tape to outline the edges of your design, apply primer, and then paint! Here are colorful designs to take inspiration from as well as an easy-to-follow video for creating arch wall accents:
Level 3: Small furniture
Find your confidence! Believe that, yes, you can paint a piece of furniture! Start with something that’s not at all that intimidating like a wooden step stool.
If you’re painting wood though, you will likely use solvent-based paint like Boysen Quick Drying Enamel. If this is your first time working with enamel paint, know that it does have a stronger odor than water-based paint like the one used on concrete walls.
We still encourage you to try though! The process is basically just sanding (if necessary), priming, and then applying the topcoat in your favorite color. You’ll be able to find lots of videos that show you how to paint on wood over on the Let It B Youtube page like the one below on painting wooden coasters. If you’re feeling a little more courageous, there’s also the option of painting metal chairs. Find a how-to video for that here.
Level 4: Doors
Your door can make more of a difference than you think. You can enhance the colors already in your space by painting your door in a hue that complements it. Or how about making a statement by having your door in an unexpected color? Get playful! Be open to the endless possibilities and refuse to settle for the usual white or plain wooden door.
For the painting newbie looking for a bit more of a challenge, painting a wooden door could be the weekend paint project for you. You will have to remove the door from its hinge and strip it of its hardware (doorknobs, locks, etc.). Doors can be heavy so it will be better to have someone help you. And, depending on the condition of your door, including if there’s existing paint already on it, you will need to do surface prep work such as scraping off peeling paint.
We think it’s all worth it though once you see the result! Check out these spaces with colorful doors:
Whatever your level of experience with painting, we hope you have fun exploring with color! If you have any questions or inquiries about Boysen products, our technical team will be happy to assist you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.