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How to use Left Over Paint

How to use Left Over Paint

If there is one thing Home Depot has plenty of it is paint.  With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on every type and color of paint at Home Depot.  If you have leftover paint from painting your home or an interior project, there are many ways to repurpose it. Use it to dress up wicker baskets or window frames. Create a DIY message board using leftover paint. You can also make a DIY message board out of an old frame. Here are some tips to make the most of leftover paint. Hopefully, these ideas will be useful for you. Enjoy!

Repurpose leftover paint

If you have paint left over from painting a room, consider repurposing it. Paint in sample pots is often used as a primer for other paint projects. Less than a gallon of paint can be used to decorate an accent wall. A quart of leftover paint can be used to paint window frames, create coordinated picture frames, and brighten a bookshelf. A pint of paint can be used to personalize a tray or table lamp. A sample pot can also be used to cheer up a birdhouse, coordinate doorknobs, or stencil a tote bag.

Create a DIY message board

Using leftover paint, you can create a DIY message board by revamping an old cork board. Instead of using clips, nest your notes within the elastic. This project is similar to metal grid memo boards but is more sturdy and does not need clips. If you don't have leftover paint, you can purchase a piece of birch plywood or canvas and apply some paint. Once dry, attach a few pieces of twine to create spaces to hang inspiration pieces.

Dress up wicker baskets

If you're tired of the same old wicker basket, don't despair. You can easily dress them up with leftover paint from your painting project. You can use spray paint or craft acrylics to give them a new look. Before you start painting, be sure to use a primer to create a smooth surface. Then, simply follow the instructions on the can to apply two light coats of paint.

Dress up a window frame

Reusing old window frames and leftover paint can add a nice touch to a room. Old window frames make great decorations and will also make an attractive addition to a mudroom, nook, or kitchen. Remove the window glass and paint the frame with chalkboard paint. Once the paint is dry, use the remaining paint to cover the window frame. When finished, hang the window on the wall and enjoy the new decor!

Repurpose sample paint pots

Paint samples are a great way to test out new colors for a small project before purchasing larger batches. These pots also allow you to see the color in person, in context. Once you've decided on the color, you can use the leftover sample paint pots for small decorating projects. Repurposing these pots will reduce waste, while also reducing the cost of materials. Here are some ways to repurpose sample paint pots:


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