Unique Wall Painting Techniques for the DIY Homeowner

Ever thought you could use the veggies in your fridge to paint designs on walls in your home? Stop dreading paint projects and get inspired with these wall painting ideas


| January 4, 2012



100 Paint Projects Cover

If your kitchen walls leave you feeling blah and your bedroom could use a serious decor upgrade, consider looking into funky wall painting techniques as a new DIY home design project that won't cost you a fortune. In “100+ Paint Projects,” the editors of “Do It Yourself” magazine have collected several unique painting techniques that you can adapt to your home. Whether you’re looking for some wall-painting ideas or are trying to add a fresh life to furniture, you can save money and create a one-of-a-kind look with many of the ideas in this guidebook. 


COVER: JOHN WILEY & SONS

Painting walls isn't usually at the top of homeowners’ lists of exciting weekend activities. The wall-painting techniques in this excerpt, taken from 100+ Paint Projects (John Wiley & Sons, 2011) by the experts at Do It Yourself magazine, will inspire any DIY homeowner to reconsider painting walls as a worthwhile endeavor. This excerpt is taken from Chapter 3, “Paint Projects for Walls and Floors.” 

From the Fridge 

Who knew veggies could be so much fun? In this design, you learn how to treat a section of wall with flower motifs created with heads of cabbage (see a finished application in the Image Gallery). Use a range of blues and keep things interesting by working with cabbages of various sizes. The natural moisture from the cabbage will add a watercolor look to this wall-painting technique. For a crisper image, roll with paint after each impression.

You’ll Need: 

Latex paint in light and medium blue

Paint roller and tray

Painter’s tape





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