Posts tagged diy

New Uses for Old Paint: Autumnal Display

With lots of paint left over from previous projects, we got to work making a beautiful front porch for one of our teammates. It’s a fun, easy project to enjoy time with friends and reuse our favorite colors, plus the trick-or-treaters will love the bright colors!

Recreate your own pumpkin painting or find new ideas for your own leftovers! 

Leftover paint

New Uses for Old Paint: Anything Goes

Everyone who came to paint had their own unique ideas, but we decided to try a cohesive approach with bright solids and thick stripes that visitors wouldn’t be able to miss.

The thing about painting pumpkins is there really are no rules—do what makes you (and your porch) feel festive!

Memories in Color: Making it Home
On the way to making her apartment feel like home, Jessica brought the colors of her past to life. To recreate Jessica’s picture frame project with your own family photos, find the images and frames you’d like to use. Then, using color cards from a Sherwin-Williams store or the ColorSnap app for your smartphone, find colors that match the details of your photo. Apply two coats of paint in your chosen colors, and you’ll be ready to show off your memories—and your talents!

Your favorite family photos
Picture frames
Purdy® XL™ Dale™ 1-inch paintbrush
Duration Home paint in the colors of your choice
Jessica used Feverish Pink (SW 6859)Radish (SW 6861) and Real Red (SW 6868)

Memories in Color: A Sentimental Display
Sometimes red is more than just a color. For Jessica, the colors from her grandmother’s photos represent family, love and an overwhelming feeling of home. With just some timeworn picture frames and a few coats of perfectly matched paint colors, her tiny apartment in the city now feels closer to home than ever before.

Memories in Color: Inspired Painting
Thanks to the bright flowers in each photo of her grandmother and in her grandmother’s beloved broach, Jessica was able to pull vivid pinks, corals and reds to use on her picture frames and make them truly special. Using two coats of paint in Feverish Pink (SW 6859)Radish (SW 6861) and Real Red (SW 6868), her picture frames would be perfect for showcasing her family memories.  

Small Project, Big Impact:

The Finalized Flowerpot

Sometimes you seek out a project; sometimes a project finds you. And Dilara’s house-number flowerpot is a perfect example of the latter! She wasn’t looking for a new weekend project, but when she saw the flowerpot discarded in the brush, she knew she could make it into something fabulous.

With just a little elbow grease, a small vision and a few hours spent in the afternoon sun, Dilara was able to transform this forgotten piece of pottery into a memorable accent for her front porch.

Foam brush

All Surface Enamel Latex Primer 

All Surface Enamel Latex Base in Heartthrob (SW 6866)

Purdy® XL™ Dale™ paintbrush

Small paintbrush