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


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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