Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have time or budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day.
“The seasonal transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to freshen up,” says Sharon Grech, colour and design expert for Benjamin Moore. “If you’re like me, you don’t have unlimited time to devote to working on your home, which is why small weekend projects are perfect because they’re quick, easy and affordable.”
1. Hit refresh with paint:
Nothing says refresh quite like bringing new life to a tired piece of furniture. A fresh coat of paint is the perfect solution to make old, dated furniture seem trendy and new. Look for pieces that have solid construction and interesting shapes. Grech says headboards, wardrobes, chairs and side tables are all great pieces to transform. If you are unsure of the condition of the furniture or how to paint it, visit or contact your local Regal Paint Centers to ensure you get the product that is right for your project.
2. Amaze with an accent wall:
Feature walls are a great way to make an impactful change to a space. “Many people think accent walls need to be very bold and vibrant hues, when they can be neutral to create a more cohesive and harmonious feel,” says Grech. Explore painting the fifth wall, otherwise known as the ceiling, for a unique and modern look that can add dimension to a space.
3. Front door décor:
The front door has the ability to instantly create an inviting impression before guests enter your home. “Applying a fresh coat of paint to your front door is a great DIY project that can be done quickly and can invigorate the look and feel of your home,” says Grech. “Because it’s so easy, you can even change your door colour seasonally.” Benjamin Moore’s Aura® Grand Entrance collection, inspired by European enamel finishes has more than 42 curated colours.
Repainting a room is a relatively fast and easy way to transform your surroundings, and breathe new life into a space. Whether you experiment with a completely different color, or look to the same color that you’ve loved for years, a freshly painted room will be an instant update. Learn more here and visit our store to receive color advice from our in-store consultants.
There are a few factors to consider when selecting sheen – the condition of your walls, the main function of the room, and the aesthetics or mood you are aiming to create. The sheen selected can serve a functional purpose, but it can also act as a design detail. Visit a Regal Paint Centers location for product and color advice.
When done right, a fresh paint job is one of the most efficient and inexpensive ways to transform the look of a room. Learn more here and visit one of our stores to receive preparation and product advice from our Regal Paint Centers in-store consultants.