5 Easy DIY Paint Projects

Get inspiration for how to spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint and vibrant decorating palettes.


Create a complete sealCreate a complete seal
Perfect stripes

Paint experts share their tips for getting crisp lines for striped walls. Here's the step-by-step tutorial for using their techniques to create perfect stripes in your home.
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Balance the bright wall with a grounded colorBalance the bright wall with a grounded color
Bright accent wall

If you've been itching to paint a wild, bright color but don't want to overwhelm the room, paint an accent wall. It's like adding just the right amount of spice to a meal. The best wall to accent: The one where your eye naturally wants to go.
More: How to paint an accent wall


Choose chairs with interesting frame detailsChoose chairs with interesting frame details
Chair makeover

Do you have an old, beaten-up chair that you still love? With some paint and a little fabric, you can turn a tired chair into a fresh, stylish eye-catcher.
More: How to repaint a chair


A playful, modern feelA playful, modern feel
Painted tub

A claw-foot tub looks luxurious no matter what, but painting it a bright color gives your bathroom a playful, modern feel.
More: How to paint a bathtub

Your shades will be total originalsYour shades will be total originals
Stencil-art roller shades

Blank white roller shades let in a lot of light, but they can also be a bit, well, blank. Add a little excitement to your shades by stenciling designs on them. It's easy and inexpensive--and your shades will be total originals.
More: How to stencil a shade

Ready to take your color palette to the next level? Here are 15 ways to add bold color to your home.