Learn the Basics when painting your house
From permits to insurance liabilities, there can be a lot of steps in starting home improvement projects
#1. Paint Your Trim
We’ll start off with the one thing that will give you the most bang for your buck. Painting your old wooden trim. I painted my trim, and it completely transformed my entire house. Nothing will make as big of an impact as painting your trim. All you need is paint and a really great attitude.
Because although painting trim is fairly easy, it takes forever and you will likely want to cry at least twice. That’s just a fact.
#2. Paint Your Tile
Did you know you can paint your tile? This is great news for owners of outdated tile countertops like mine. I found a special type of paint made just for sinks, tubs, and tile, and it totally transformed my kitchen.
#3. Paint Your Old Furniture
After we moved into our house, I quickly realized that my fantasy of shopping for all brand new furniture was not going to be a reality just yet. I was forced to instead think outside of the box and find inexpensive ways to furnish our home. This totally spawned my thrift store shopping and furniture painting obsession.
I love a great light fixture. And our house didn’t have any. So, I found an inexpensive way to upgrade old thrift store chandeliers just by using spray paint.
This one product has totally transformed our floors. I’ve used it on 3 rooms worth of tile, and it’s held up great for a really long time now.
#7. Paint outdated Bathroom Fixtures
Rather than spend hundreds of dollars on new bathroom fixtures, I just used this silver spray paint and this metallic paint pen (affiliate links) to completely update our outdated two-toned fixtures. It’s still holding up over a year later.
#8. Paint the insides of old cabinets
I used a quart of this chalkboard paint (affiliate link) to completely update the insides of my kitchen cabinets. They were really disgusting before, and it’s made a bigger impact on our little kitchen than anything else we’ve done.
#9. Create an Accent Wall:
Adding a fun accent wall is one of my favorite things to do in a room. It’s basically like making an entire part of the room into art.
#10. Paint your boring old walls! I painted our boring peachy colored walls throughout the entire house. I kept the color palette neutral, but varied the color from room to room. The overall effect is a calm, serene, cohesive looking house!