Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Five Surprising Things That You Can Transform With Paint

If you are a decorating blog junkie, an HGTV junkie, or even just a... junk junkie, you know that paint is an affordable way to transform even the humblest rooms, furnishings, and accessories. Maybe you've painted your walls, furniture, or a picture frame or two. Even if you're a seasoned painter with a closet full of paint-splattered clothes and a spray-paint-trigger-finger-injury to prove it, here are five things that you may not have thought about painting:

1. Your Blinds:

Blogger Stef of Frugal Home Ideas boldly went where no painter had gone before and transformed her outdated, almond-colored blinds using espresso spray paint. She hung the blinds from a swing set outside to do the painting! Bravo!

2. Your Floor Vents:

The super creative and ever clever Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick used spray paint to transform ivory floor vents into something altogether more current!

3. Glass Bottles:

Glass bottles take well to spray paint, as evidenced by these Starbucks-Frappucino-bottles-turned-vases from Maize Hutton. Her instructions can be found here.

4. Your Stairs:

When the wall-to-wall carpeting on our stairs waved the white flag, we pulled it up and painted our stairs with oil-based paint. You can read all about it in my earlier blog post here.

5. Your Doorknobs:

Armed with spray paint, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative banished her shiny brass doorknobs. She shares step-by-step instructions here.