It is no secret that paint is the most cost-effective way to make a change in a living space.  Obviously, painting walls is one of the more obvious options.  However, I’ve been playing on Pinterest lately (I often do such things),  and I have found a few other ways to use paint that are a bit more unexpected… mayhaps even craftier.  Click on the pics for original website location (or go to my Pinterest).  Enjoy!

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Painted pillow from Joe Montano's book BIG ASS BOOK OF HOME DECOR (I'm a fan)

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Orange dresser. I loooove me some painted furniture.

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Spray paint transformed this flea market find. I could write a book about my love for spray paint. Or at least a good, solid haiku. I'll go work on that...

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Chalkboard paint and magnetic paint had a baby; It became this spice rack wall. Love!

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Chalkboard paint calendar wall. This is before Mr. Chalkboard met Miss Magnetic Paint.

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This image comes from one of my VERY favorite blogs, Young House Love. They have used a dark teal to off-set a white bookcase unit. Purdy.

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Painting a floor! This was done in a rental (on a scuzzy, not-so-cute vinyl floor) with a stencil.

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Horizontal striped shower curtain, hand painted. Makes the room look bigger!

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A compass painted on a rug! Yes!!!

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I like rugs. I like stripes. Logic goes that I would like rugs painted with stripes. Yep.

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Give me anything painted with a chevron design and I'll give you a smile. :)

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Green painted door. "Giiiirrrrl, you is PRE-tty!"

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Glass jars dyed with paint. Find the technique at the blog, Craftberry Bush! (link on pic)

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Painted furniture strikes again! This time, it looks like the owner of this dresser probably got the $2 sample jars of paint from one paint chip. Clever.

I would be remiss if I didn't pin the work of my very own, super talented mother, Teresa. She made this pillow by taking an existing cushion, making a simple cover out of very inexpensive white duck cloth, and using black fabric paint to (free hand) paint Lady Liberty. Not everyone is as talented as Teresa, but a stencil would work just fine here!

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Here are my most recent installments of “Things that (P)inspire me.” 

Paint Chip Projects

Vintage Yardstick and Ruler Furniture and Accesories

Wooden Pallet Magic

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