You have made multiple trips to the paint store, bought sample after sample of paint colors, tried them on your walls and finally decided on the one. Now your room is finished, but you have so much paint leftover. Not only do you have all those samples, but there is most likely paint left in the gallons that were used to paint your room. While you can find ways to properly store house paint, wouldn’t it be more fun to use that leftover paint on a special project or two?
Here are some exciting painting ideas on how to use leftover paint from Bluenote Painting.
This may be the most obvious idea, but that’s just because it’s such a good use of leftover interior paint. You may have a dresser that could use a pop of color. For a smaller project, just paint the the front of drawers. Go even smaller and paint just the chair legs of some bar stools to add some interest to your breakfast area. If you are feeling ambitious, head to the flea market and find the vintage piece your home has been missing. Take an afternoon to paint it with your leftover paint, even distress it (if you like that style), and you can totally transform the look of your room.
Using leftover paint on your front door doesn’t require a lot of paint, so it’s the perfect project for leftovers. If you have enough paint leftover, use the same color on your shutters to match your exterior door paint.
If your front or back porch needs a little color, paint some basic planters with leftover paints. This is a great use of those paint samples. Paint several planters of different sizes in different shades of the same color for a little added visual interest to your outdoor space.
Buy some canvases and get creative! Use leftover paints to create an abstract piece for any room in the house. Not only will this save you tons of money, but your art will have a great story behind it.
Find some spaces in your home that could use a little love. Doing laundry will be much more fun when your laundry room has a new coat of paint. If you have a pantry, consider painting the back of the shelves. Not only will this make your pantry pop, it’s also a great excuse to get in there and clean it out. Even painting the inside of the pantry door can add new life to a small space.
Painting the inside of a closet can bring new life to your wardrobe. Again, this is also a great time to clean out your closet. You may find some items that are ready to be given away. Your closet will look fresh and your wardrobe revived.
When you are ready to get started on your interior painting project in the Portland, Oregon area, give Bluenote Painting a call. Review us on our site after your experience to share the results with others!