Looking for good ways to refresh and revive your home this season? Whether you’re preparing to sell your home, just moving into a new home or looking for ways to breathe new life into your current house, try these techniques to create fun DIY paint projects.
Just look at what you can do with paint! From fabric to furniture, wall art to wall treatments, any piece of home decor can get a big style boost with a bit of paint and creativity. Team DIY producer Meredith Ladik created these cheerful nature-inspired artworks to accent the wood-grain theme. Download and print her squirrel art and the acorn art. Print them in color, and they are ready to frame and hang!
Get the look of designer wallpaper without the price tag. Find an oversize wall-decor stencil at your local crafts store. Apply the stencil on the wall in an abstract pattern. Use the same technique, but on a smaller scale, to create custom cards. Keep clicking to learn how.
Kraft Paper Wall Art
This project ranks high on our list of cheap, easy and totally frame-worthy wall art! Buy an inexpensive roll of kraft paper (or use scraps), a basic wood frame and mat, then pop open the tops of those leftover paint cans.
Kraft Paper Wall Art: How To
Start by laying your piece of kraft paper flat on a level surface. Tape the edges to prevent curling, if necessary. Load a 1- to 1-1/2-inch brush with paint and draw the brush downward. Continue making abstract stripes with one color. Embrace rough edges, paint splatters and other irregularities. Allow the first color to dry before adding stripes in other colors.
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