5 inspiring DIY project ideas for Bank Holiday Weekend
20 August 2020
The upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to inject some warmth and personality into your home decor. Painting is a simple and affordable way to change things up and to give your home a brand new look.
Unsure where to start? We’ve gathered some of our favourite DIY ideas that are guaranteed to inspire and create happy, vibrant homes. Plus you’ll have time to settle down for a Bank Holiday Monday takeaway as these paint projects are both quick and easy, leaving you time to enjoy your newly painted space.
Upgrade your kitchen cabinets
Had enough of your unloved kitchen? Simply use Painthouse paint to revive your kitchen cabinets, creating a space ideal for hosting dinner parties. Opt for colours like flame-orange Bjorn, sea-foam green Sander or turquoise Sophie to add a real wow factor to your kitchen space.
- To upgrade your kitchen cabinets, remove any handles and fill any holes or imperfections on your doors with wood filler.
- Next, sand down both sides of your doors to create a slight key on the surface
- Now you can begin to apply your chosen Painthouse shade! Opt for a good quality 4” mini roller and begin to apply your thin and even coats, leaving 2 hours drying time between each coat. We also recommend lightly sanding between each coat of paint to ensure good adhesion, reducing the chance of the paint chipping in the future.
Add a pop of colour to your ceiling
Painting your plain white ceiling in a bright colour is an easy way to instantly transform the look of your room. We especially love colourful ceilings in hallways; opt for warm and friendly shades in pops of yellow, orange or pink which offer a homely welcome. Fiery yellow Avery and extravert Leif are guaranteed to make your guests smile!
To get the best finish for your DIY ceiling paint project, head to our blog post for a step by step guide on how to paint your ceiling.
Turn your home office into a motivating work space
With home working likely to continue into the New Year, you may be thinking about how you can turn your home office into a more motivating work space. What better time to give your home office a refresh than August Bank Holiday weekend?
Colour affects how we think and feel, so it’s important to surround yourself with supportive colours that boost productivity. Brilliant shades of blue are known to stimulate thoughts and boost productivity, whilst shades of greens help you to settle down and concentrate on the tasks at hand. Read What colour should I paint my home office? for more home office inspiration.
Paint an inspiring mural in your master bedroom
Wall murals add a unique and personal touch to your bedroom decor plus they’re an easy way to keep the little ones occupied! Let your creative visions run wild with vibrant colours like crisp Frida, sky-blue Helene or coral-blush Bea. Or if bright colours aren’t your thing, opt for a palette of peppermint Joseph, pale blue Lars, mauve-toned Penelope and subtle Isaac to create a perfect pastel rainbow.
For smaller paint projects, opt for our 100ml tester tubes, which come with a handy sponge applicator which minimises mess! Mix and match different shades of our 100ml tester tubes and receive free delivery when you order in multiples of 3.
- Near Zero VOC
- Smell Free
- Child & Pet Friendly
- Quick Dry