8 Paint Projects to Refresh your Home

Going stir crazy? It might be a good time for a DIY update. Especially if you have older kids and teens that can help out. We’re sharing eight paint projects we’ve done that completely transform spaces. A few can even be done in a day. Want more paint tips and inspiration? Be sure to check out our Paint E-Guide where we share our favorite neutral paints, the paint finish for every job and pro painting tips for DIY cabinetry painting. Take a look. It might inspire your next week of quarantine!


Summit Creek ProjectRebekah Westover Photography

Painting your own door adds a fun new pop and only takes a few hours. In the kitchen we love a painted pantry door. It’s a look we’ve used here and here. In our Arboles Project Bathroom we painted the door Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers. The gray adds drama and keeps the white bathroom from feeling stark.

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Arboles Project


We are used to seeing colored walls with white trim. Make a statement by switching it up and painting your trim a color. We like the bold look of the black baseboards in this bedroom transformation.

In our LA Project below, we painted the ceiling beams black for a modern sophisticated look. See more images of this space and get paint details in our Paint Resource Guide.

LA Project


Don’t live with beat up wood or cheap vinyl that you hate, paint over it in a color you love for an instant room refresh. In this bedroom, we created a fresh clean space on a budget. Instead of installing high-end hardwood floors, we used affordable bamboo and then coated it with white epoxy. They have held up great and don’t show scratches or major wear and tear.


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New furniture can cost a small fortune. Painting vintage or inexpensive furniture can give it new life and elevate the look. Above, we painted an inherited midcentury chair to make it work in our home. Below, we saved money by buying an affordable table in dark wood but got the light airy look we wanted with glossy white paint. We elevated the look by adding woven statement dining chairs.

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Summit Creek Project  / Rebekah Westover Photography

Although painting the cabinets yourself is a lot of work, it is definitely doable and can make your entire kitchen feel new. In our Paint Resource Guide, we share Professional Tips for tackling the project on your own and still achieving a pro look.

In the laundry room of our Summit Creek Project Benjamin Moore Black Panther creates a bold modern look. This would be a great color to update old cabinets. See more of this space here.

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Heber House Project / Photography: Lindsay Salazar

In our Heber House Project, painted cabinetry refreshes the entire space, leaving it bright and airy. We painted the upper cabinets Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee and the lowers Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue. To see more of this transformation collaboration with Jamie Bellessa, read Before and After: Heber House Kitchen.


Heber House Project / Photography: Lindsay Salazar

The master bedroom of our Heber House Project originally had a wood ceiling that felt too dark. By painting the ceiling white but leaving the beams natural wood, we created a light airy space that maintains a rustic vibe. See the before images and get the look here. Read about our favorite white paints in our paint resource e-book.


Teen Bedroom Benjamin Moore Paint Reveal 

If your room is feeling blah, dig in and paint the walls now. Bright white can make everything feel clean and new, while a color can completely change the mood of your space. Here, in this Benjamin Moore bedroom transformation, dark and dramatic creates a fresh sophistication. To see more of this teen bedroom makeover, read here.


Villa Bonita Project

White painted brick is a favorite look of ours. It’s a way of reworking old brick to feel like new. If your not sure painting brick is a good idea, read Pro and Con: Painted Brick Exteriors. This pretty white on the exterior of our Villa Bonita Project is a custom mix. Find details here!

Paint is the quickest and one of the most affordable ways to transform a space. For more painting ideas and go to colors, read Best of Blog: Paint Guides and check out our affordable Paint Resource Guide.


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