Paint Away the Winter Blues with These Cool Renovation Tips!
Posted on: 2013-03-15
Are you in need of a burst of color in order to shake off the winter blahs? It may be too cold to paint all of the walls in a room in the wintertime – especially if you don’t want to breathe in paint fumes or freeze after opening a window to let the fumes air out – but you can still take on smaller painting projects, like these:
Paint a Piece of Furniture
Taking a simple piece of furniture, such as a bookcase, microwave oven cart or desk and turning it into a colorful home accent is a fairly simple process. After removing everything that is on or in the piece, place it out of the way and on top of some newspaper or a drop cloth. You may need to rough up the surface of it a bit in order to get the paint to adhere better. This can be done with fine-grained sandpaper. Paint it first with a layer or two of primer, and let that dry before applying the color of your choice. Once the paint dries, put the piece of furniture back into place and take note of how much more colorful your room looks.
Add an Effect to a Single Wall
While painting an entire room in the winter is an unpleasant idea, thanks to the temperature, you can paint a single wall without many problems. Move all of the furniture away from the chosen wall, and take down anything hanging on it. Place a drop cloth underneath and then add the effect of your choice. Consider using a large wall stencil repeatedly, a sponge-paint effect, or a paper bag technique. All of these will add texture to the wall, and give the room some extra color.
No matter which colorful paint idea you decide to go with, sprucing up a tiny part of your house is a great way to beat back the wintertime blues!
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