3 Home Paint Project Ideas You Can Do in One Weekend

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.

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.


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