These easy ombre colors found at any hardware or home improvement store provide a splash of style to announce your next gathering. You'll need the following materials for this project: paint chips, printed or handwritten party invitations and change of address information, craft knife, scissors, metal ruler or straight edge, pencil and a glue stick.
Create a trio of colorful pendants to illuminate a small island or kitchen table. Reuse paint cans as the base and then wrap them in oak veneer, in this low-budget DIY project that Lowe’s says beginners can do in a few hours.
For an inexpensive quick fix, Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie used two shades of gray paint to update an ugly blond 1980s cabinet. He worked with DIY blogger Dena Stormer on the project for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency that does home makeovers for families living in poverty. "Dwell with Dignity likes to reuse or refurbish anything they can, showing the families that with a little bit of work, you can transform anything," she says. "I love that idea." She removed the doors, sanded it down, taped off the inside, primed it and sprayed the doors separately from the console.
Incorporate your favorite blooms at an outdoor wedding with these glass vase garden stakes. Just a few steps and materials make this project doable for even the non-crafty bride. Frosted glass paint lends a romantic vibe to the finished product.
Chalkboard paint adds a splash of color and will help guests keep track of their drinks. For this project, you'll need: wine glasses, chalkboard paint, bucket or small bowl for the paint, chalk sticks, rubbing alcohol and paper towels or a clean cloth.
Create one-of-a-kind signage for your new home with this interactive guest sign-in using basic chipboard letters and acrylic paint. You'll need the following materials for this project: chipboard alphabet letters, acrylic paint, 2-inch paint brush, foam paint brush, roll of contractor paper, velcro, 1 black permanent marker for each letter and a hair dryer.
Create a conversation starter for kids and adults with clever repurposed projects. Here, a basic cookie sheet is used as a magnet board to help little ones practice spelling. For a more sophisticated spin on plastic magnet letters, try spray painting them with matte gold plastic spray paint.