Between catching up on sleep and stepping out to see friends, the weekend flies. Ain’t nobody got time for summer cleaning, let alone a full home makeover. But a low-lift DIY project? Totally doable. Here, three bitesize projects that use a fresh coat of paint to spruce up your space—and actually make a big difference.
3 Home Paint Project Ideas You Can Do in One Weekend
1. Tiny Library Nook
Blame it on the desire to fill your Zoom background with a curated selection of books. Turning a corner of your home into a tiny library nook is one of Pinterest’s top trend predictions this year. All you need is a calming paint color (we’re partial to Pensacola Pink 1184 by Benjamin Moore, which has the ability to transform any space), a reading chair and cozy throw blanket. Press play on the video above for an easy how-to.
2. Furniture Rehab
That boring TV console needs a facelift. Add a pop of color to the room by giving it a fresh coat of eye-catching teal or bright pastel yellow, like Benjamin Moore’s Yellow Brick Road 349—an unmatchable color that will wow houseguests. Press play on the video above for an easy how-to.
3. Easy Bookshelf Makeover
Boxy bookcases can make any room feel cramped and heavy. Instead, paint the wall a soothing color—Graytint 1611 by Benjamin Moore, for example—and replace the cluttered case with open-backed or floating shelves. The room will instantly feel more airy (and more designer, too) . Press play on the video above for an easy how-to.