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Paint: It’s Not Just For Walls

Paint: It's Not Just For WallsSpray Painted Mason Jars by Be Crafty

If you are moving into a new home or still staring at the same problems you had when you moved in, before you pour thousands of dollars into new furniture or a remodel, first consider possible ways to transform what you have with paint! Today I’m sharing five nifty paint ideas to get your creativity flowing!

Transform your home with paint!

Every time I have moved into a new home, there have been many things that I knew I wanted to change or add to make it my own. We all dream of a home that feels like US. After all the talk about wanting to paint everything in sight YELLOW this week, I thought it would be fun to wrap up this week by sharing a few paint projects from my DIY files.

Paint: It's Not Just For Walls

Now it’s your turn. What awesome ways have you transformed your home with paint? In the comments please tell me about the most dramatic paint transformation you’ve done!

images 1. The Handmade Home 2. Paisley Wallpaper, Back to Basics, Little Blue Chairs 3. House of Smiths 4. Impatiently Praying for Patience 5. Take the SideStreet

Never Paint a Piano Yellow

Never Paint a Piano Yellow

Yellow piano from Bake @ 350, yes, she must be a wild woman.

Yellow Piano

Never paint a piano yellow, “they” would probably say.

Unless you are a wild woman.

Painting a piano yellow means living life on the edge.

It is dangerous. Rebellious.

Probably something we shouldn’t talk about in public.

Certainly not something we should admit to doing lest “they” don’t like it.

*Your home is a place to express who you really are or who you want to be.

*It is a place to feel rejuvenated,  to brighten up what can be a very dark world.

*It is a place to celebrate blessings with joy,

*a safe haven to find a song in the storms,

*and definitely a place to play a happy tune on a yellow piano.

So go ahead and run wild with those inner yearnings to paint your piano yellow.
Throw caution to the wind and buy quirky metal cafe chairs if they make you smile.
Paint an antique table blue so you can fall in love with it all over again.

These are NOT the most deadly sins. I promise.
It is your home. Live life in it to the full and rebel all you want.

*disclaimer: as always, use common sense when painting anything of value that you may want to sell, and if you are a musician, research painting instruments prior to deciding to paint them. For the rest of us who own thrift store instruments or furniture we don’t like, paint away without worry.

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