How long have you been living with the same decor?
Is it looking worn, dingy, dated?
You may not have the budget to completely redecorate right now, but you can extend your time between redecorating
by making small inexpensive changes with big impact
A little paint can transform. It is relatively inexpensive and by far the biggest bang for your buck.
If you have been living with white walls - change to a soft neutral (grey, beige, tan, green, blue)
If you have color, try a new treatment.
change those boring white walls out for a soft neutral
photo from portlandhousepainting.com
if you don't like it, just paint over it - paint is the easiest change you can make
try a wall stencil
refresh and update your look
with a wall color that compliments your decor
look how ordinary paint transforms this room
use paint to design a cool graphic for a child's wall
plan on extra paint if you are painting brick
the porous surface will require more to cover
FOR YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS
If your kitchen is weighted down with heavy, dated, old oak cabinets
a coat of paint can provide a remarkable facelift
FOR FURNITURE FACELIFTS
Refresh hand-me-downs, or swap meet finds with paint
Perfect way to update furniture that you may be tired of
and great 'green' decorating by reusing and repurposing existing furniture
photo from inthefunlane.blogspot.com
Make the old and 'crusty' look polished and new
Paint works wonders in making those wood finishes
that don't work with your decor
blend in nicely
Don't limit your paint experiments to the big stuff. This outdated lamp was made new again with a coat of paint and a lampshade change.
IN THE BATHROOM
See how paint and some new hardware transform these tired bathroom vanities
FOR THE FLOOR
If your flooring has seen better days,
consider these beautiful floors created with paint and stencils.
from domino magazine
Paint is often the first choice of designers for making a change on a budget.
Most commonly for walls, but as you can see - it can change the ugly to beautiful on cabinets, accessories and furniture as well.
It is the most forgiving, as well
Easy to change if you make a mistake
So get out the drop cloth
and have some fun!