Easy Do It Yourself Projects to Help Boost Curb Appeal & Brighten Your Home
The interior and exterior of a home always looks best with a well-done coat of paint. Unfortunately, hiring professional painters to come out and do this kind of work can be costly and have a home filled with drop cloths and painting materials for months. Here are some DIY painting projects that can be done this weekend for a fraction of the price.
Do It Yourself Trim Painting
Outside window and door trims can become easily worn or damaged from weather and constant use. Chipped paint on these areas can make an otherwise beautiful home look run down and dated. Fixing and updating the paint in these areas is simple and, when done correctly, can look just like a professional job at half the price and half the time.
When dealing with wood trims on the outside of the home, the first thing to do is sand the area thoroughly. Sanding will help remove old paint and smooth out any splinters or bumps in the wood. Next, choose a paint that will resist weathering and chose a color that will complement the outside’s primary color. Looking for something with less maintenance? Consider staining trim instead.
Accent Wall DIY
Freshening up an interior space is important for curb appeal as well and can make a home feel brighter and more welcoming. Keeping in mind that paint color preferences are all relative, it may be beneficial to think outside the design box when refreshing a room. Accent walls can be great for achieving a different feel to a home.
Accent walls are a great way to brighten a space and make it feel bigger. One wall being a darker or lighter than the rest will give the illusion of that space being roomier. Try mixing neutrals with bright colors to add depth and interest to an otherwise standard room. Make sure to choose colors that align with personal style so they can remain untouched for years to come.
Adding a fresh coat of paint to any surface can make a room or exterior feel brand new. Simple touches like fixing weathered trim or adding an accent wall can make a world of difference in not only how the home looks but also how it feels. With a little creativity and some time, these DIY painting projects can help breathe life back into any space without breaking the bank!
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