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17 Beautiful Painted Furniture Ideas

From subtle to bold to instant "vintage," for pieces big and small, there’s a paint project here to perk things up all over the house.

How to Texture Paint: Give Walls an Artfully Rough Look

Want a rough texture paint look on your wall? Slather on colors drawn from nature, then smooth out the edges—no brush, no roller, just special effects.

How to Paint Baseboards 

A simple paint job is a relatively painless way to freshen up your baseboards and improve the overall look of the room. Read this guide to learn how to easily paint the baseboards in your home.

How To Remove Paint From Metal

Bring new life to metal by stripping old, stuck-on paint using one of these easy-to-follow methods.

Read This Before You Pick a Paint Color

Whether you’re looking for a soothing hue for your living space or want some drama in your dining room, don’t pick up a paintbrush until you’ve read our expert advice

Picking Exterior House Paint

Whether you’re shopping for an exterior acrylic latex paint or an oil-based paint, you can tell a good quality paint by its can if you know what to look for.

How to Scrape Old Paint Off a House

What stands between an old house and new paint? Ten tenacious coats of the old stuff. But you can get it off with these tools and techniques.

Decorative Painting Ideas for Your Home

Painting is a quick and affordable way to refresh any tired walls, floors, and rooms in your house.

Choose Paint Colors With a Color Wheel

Learn how to pick a complementary color scheme for your next paint job.

Historic Paint Colors: The Best Palettes for Traditional Houses

Color trends may come and go, but some paint palettes just seem to have staying power. Consider the 10 historical color combinations showcased here for home interiors.


How to Paint MDF Furniture

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the best way to paint furniture built out of MDF.

How to Strip Paint From Wood

Our start to finish guide will help you decide how to remove paint from wood.

How to Sponge Paint a Wall

Colored glaze layered on in a random pattern with a sea sponge can do wonders for a flat wall.

Sash brush used for cutting in paint.

How to Cut in Paint Edges with a Brush

Trying to paint edges neatly? Here’s how to cut in paint like a pro.

DIY Fireplace Makeover

Refresh a brick fireplace with a crisp white coat of paint.

DIY Entryway Gallery Wall

Accent your entryway with a stylish gallery wall featuring an easy molding frame

Geometric-pattern accent wall.

How to Paint a Geometric Accent Wall

This Old House DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to prep and paint an accent wall with three colors arranged in a geometric pattern.

Dark accent wall

How to Paint a Dark Accent Wall

Create a dramatic accent wall with a deep color.

How to Roll on a Painted Pattern

The base of a bookcase is the perfect place for a pop of color or pattern

Mauro paints a front door

How to Paint Your Front Door | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to paint a front door with oil-based, high gloss paint. This is part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.

Tips for Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Refinishing cabinets is an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a major makeover. We asked Nick Slavik, proprietor of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Company and frequent This Old House contributor, to take us through his best practices for kitchen cabinet refinishing, from prep to paint, so you can get a picture-perfect, professional finish too.


How to Strip Paint Off Old Hardware

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to strip paint off of old door hardware.


How to Paint a Striped Wall

Create a bold accent wall with painter's tape and a menu of complementary colors


How to Stencil a Border

Dress up a doorway—or any room feature—with a pattern of your own design

How to Paint Vinyl Shutters

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner properly clean and paint her vinyl shutters

How to Paint a Popcorn Ceiling

Follow these steps when painting your popcorn ceiling.


How to Re-Stain a Deck

In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her mahogany deck.

Safer Ways to Strip Paint

Two nasty chemicals are gradually leaving store shelves. Here, a look at less hazardous ways to get rid of old paint

How to Choose an Accent Wall

A pro painter's take on the design staple

Paint a Colorful Door Accent

Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor


How to Paint a Mold-Resistant Bathroom

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique paints a bathroom using a mold-resistant paint, in this edition of DIY Smarts.

Home Decor Upgrades Inspired by Patriots Team Colors

You don't have to plaster the place with Fatheads to show your team spirit. Incorporate team colors to your home decor with style