5 DIY Painting Projects You Can Tackle in a Weekend

Paint is just about the easiest and most cost effective way to make a big impact on the look and feel of a room. The possibilities truly are endless, whether you want to make a big statement or create a serene getaway, paint (and Digby!) has you covered. Keep reading to find the perfect paint inspo you need to kick your next project into gear.


Office with Emerald Accent Wall

#1 Make a Statement (Wall)

Choosing a bold colour for your walls sometimes feels like a big commitment to make, especially if you’re painting a smaller room. A bold hue could be the key to really setting off the design of your space, taking it from a ‘nice’ room to a showstopper.

The perfect way to dip a toe in the water of vibrant colours is by including a statement wall in your design, which will be eye catching to your guests but very livable in your day to day life. Not ready to commit to an entire wall? Try colour blocking an arch or half wall!

We know that sometimes it’s hard to imagine which colours will really go together smoothly and fit with the design of your room, so we created the Digby visualizer so you can see how your colours interact and what they’ll look like with your trim and accent colours. On each Digby colour page, you’ll also find suggested accent and trim colours. 

If you’re still not sure, feel free to shoot our design experts an email at support@digbypaints.com (including photos) if you want some pointers on which colours would look great as an accent wall in your space. 


  Painted Cream Hallway Table and Chair

 #2 Update your *Vintage* Hand Me Downs

Painting furniture is the perfect way to bring vintage pieces into the 21st century while still maintaining their unique charm. It's the easiest way to turn pieces you would usually try to hide away into eye catching centrepieces with awesome stories behind them. Bonus! Revamping old furniture with a lick of paint is waaay more environmentally (and budget) friendly than buying new. 

Woman Painting Dresser Blue

So, take that chest of drawers or desk that has followed you from your childhood bedroom and make it something you’re proud to show-off!


Triangle Patterned Wall with Yellow Accents  

#3 Stop Wrestling with Wallpaper

Wallpaper is an excellent way to add a little bit of luxury or a fun pattern to your space, as anyone who’s never gone through the hassle of putting up wallpaper will tell you. 

The reality is that wallpaper is a lot less user friendly than paint- you have to contend with air bubbles, visible seams, peeling corners, fading colours due to sunlight, and difficult removal. In addition to all this, wallpaper is generally more expensive than high quality paints. 

Grey Colour Blocked Wall

If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your space but don’t want to take on the headache of applying and maintaining wallpaper, consider some of the trendy designs above created with a few simple tools and a can of paint.

Creating an interesting pattern to compliment your design doesn’t have to be limited to what wallpaper patterns you can find in a store, get started creating a unique design that suits your personality by browsing our palette of curated colours


Teal Painted Kitchen Cupboards

#4 The Kitchen Update that Won’t Break the Bank

A kitchen update is often the most expensive remodel that you can do to your home, though it also is the project that will likely add the most value. If you don’t want to break the bank and commit to a complete redesign, giving your cabinets a fresh new look by painting them is a great alternative. A fresh colour can completely change the look and mood of your kitchen, giving it a ‘designed by experts’ look without you having to put your life on hold and cook out of a microwave for months.

We recommend our Semi-Gloss finish on kitchen cabinets. It's durable and washable enough to stand up to the splatters and drips that are inevitable in a well-loved kitchen. Ensuring proper preparation is key for the durability of your cabinet finish.


Dining Room with Moulding  

5) Moulding for a Polished Look

Another simple way to create a luxury look without adding significant cost and time is with accent moulding. This easy step is an interior designer’s secret weapon, really helping enhance a paint job and making a room look polished. 

Grey Nursery with MouldingMoulding adds an interesting architectural element to otherwise plain walls, looking great whether you go monochromatic (painting it the same colour as your walls) or highlight it with an accent colour- just make sure to pick up some painters tape if you go this route, free handing it could get finicky! 


These paint projects are stylish and simple ways to shake up your look and take your designs to the next level. Painting is one of the most impactful (and easy!) things you can do in your home, let us help you find your bold new look today! 

If you're looking for more inspiration to jazz up your space, check out our list of 8 Simple Home Upgrades That Won’t Kill Your Budget, you won't believe you didn't think of these simple tricks sooner!


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Digby Paints is Canada's first online paint store. Skip the trip to the hardware store and shop Digby Paints’ premium paint and curated colour palette online. Consider your colour options from the comfort of your couch with our hassle-free colour cards. We’ll ship everything you need (including supplies!) right to your door.

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