11 Ways to Use Paint in DIY Projects

DIY Updates Using Paint @Remodelaholic

It’s a new month, new link party! We love seeing your projects, so please come back and link up throughout the month! All types of projects are welcome, and we pin and share some of our favorites throughout the month. October’s party had so many great projects — check them all out here — there’s 125 ideas for decorating and holiday decor and some killer DIYs! We decided to highlight some of our favorite PAINT projects from the party — look at all the ways you talented bloggers use paint! Link up more projects below (any type of project, paint or otherwise). Have a great November!

 11 Ways to Use Paint

Paint is an inexpensive update for projects large and small — and if you’ve got a project, there’s a paint for that!

You can start small with something like a wood number (by Vintage Romance Style) — nailheads are great for dressing up anything!

paint and nailhead number - Vintage Romance Style via @Remodelaholic

Or you can use chalkboard paint on just about anything, too — love these dipped chalkboard plant pots from Lemon Thistle.

chalkboard paint dipped plant pots - Lemon Thistle via @Remodelaholic

Paint and mod-podge are a great combination for something like these coasters from This Design Journal:

paint and modpodge coasters, This Design Journal via @Remodelaholic

Or I personally really love the look of paint over stained wood, like this simple harvest sign from The Turquoise Home:

painted fall harvest sign - The Turquoise Home via @Remodelaholic

And how to store all that paint? Crafters will love this paint storage shelf from Create and Babble!

craft paint storage shelf - Create and Babble via @Remodelaholic

And did you know you can paint fabric? And not just fabric, but those inexpensive fabric drawers and totes that are great for kids storage? Rather Square did!

painted fabric drawers - Rather Square via @Remodelaholic

You can dress up just about anything with paint, especially if you’re ready for a bold pattern — like this painted bulletin board from The Colored Door.

painted bulletin board - The Colored Door via @Remodelaholic

And get creative with paint and old furniture to repurpose it — this headboard turned quilt rack from Brepurposed is so cute, and so creative!

headboard turned quilt rack - Brepurposed via @Remodelaholic

If you’re working with MDF, it can be so frustrating to paint. That’s why I LOVE this tip from Pneumatic Addict!

tips for spray painting MDF - Pneumatic Addict Furniture via @Remodelaholic

Painting kitchen cabinets gives you a BIG change for a relatively small price tag — Mommy Envy used chalk paint and the colors look great!

chalk painted kitchen cabinets - Mommy Envy via @Remodelaholic

And, if you’re looking to make a really REALLY BIG change — Suzy over at Simply Vintageous painted and stenciled her floors. WOW!

painted stenciled floor, Simply Vintageous via @Remodelaholic

Thanks for sharing your projects! And I just have to add my FAVORITE paint technique: color washing! When you love visible wood grain but you also love color, this is the way to go. I used it on our easy carved sign and our Christmas advent calendar and on our yellow Swedish mora clock — and I even used it over an existing stain to adjust the tone to the color I wanted to match my other doors after we built our dutch barn door

How to use paint to colorwash and stain wood any color -- the wood grain still shows through @Remodelaholic
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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  1. Thanks SO much for featuring my floors guys !!!
    And thanks for another great party – I’ll be by later to check out the links – hope you both have a wonderful weekend