Normally a long weekend calls for packing up the family to go camping, taking the boat out on the water or a road trip Byron Bay. However, due to the current isolation rules in place, we are spending much more time at home and practising social distancing.
So this long weekend, it’s time to get the overalls on and paintbrushes out as it’s perfect to refocus on that DIY project you’ve been putting off. And don’t worry, these three paint transformations are more-than-achievable to knock over in a few days.
Paint a bedroom
Your bedroom should be an expression of your personal taste and style, so if it feels a bit plain why not pick a new hue that’s a bit more you?
A feature wall is always an easy starting point, but if you’re feeling bold, why not paint the whole room this weekend?
If painting the ceiling, start there before moving on to the walls and finishing with any trim. Start from the top and work in sections left to right, or right to left – whatever is easier for your dominant side
Paint your cabinet doors
Painting your cabinet doors is another achievable weekend makeover that can transform a whole room. However, it can be slightly more complicated than painting your walls.
Cabinet doors and walls have different finishes, and it is usually done in a paint that delivers a very smooth finish, and is tougher than wall paint.
The good news is even if your cabinet doors are covered in laminate or vinyl, you can paint over the top – the key is to properly clean and prime the surface.
Paint your window frames
Even if we’re painting our walls, we don’t think of whether the window frames could be altered to match.
Particularly if you’re in an older home with brown coloured timber window frames (we know there is a lot out there!), it could be time for a freshen up.
Painting window frames a shade of white could help lighten your space and make it appear more modern. When picking your shade, consider if your colour scheme is cool or warm and this will help you find the ‘right white’.
Remember to adequately mask your edges and protect your surrounds so the paint doesn’t get on any surfaces you don’t want it to. Keep a damp microfiber cloth handy for any areas you get point on unintentionally. If the paint dries on the window this can easily be scraped off with a window scraper, but if on the wall it may need to be sanded and painted over – so best to fix it while it’s still wet.