How to Enhance your Closet with Paint

Attention Closets!

I guess I have an affinity for lizards….mmmm…….no I don’t, but I do love the Geico Geco and Lowe’s Valspar Chameleon.  I just love to watch the commercial and see the lizard change colors to match his paint cans.

And THAT’S what I love about paint; that and it’s cheap!….for the result you get.  If you want to do stripes, DO IT!  Start in a closet if you’re a chicken J.  TIP:  I’ll tell you a secret.  Back many years ago while on a very tight budget I bought some paint from WalMart.  It was very good paint.  Not nearly Valspar quality, but still good paint and a fraction of the cost. And you know what else is great about paint?  If you don’t like it, paint over it.  Simple as that.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Consider painting the inside of a closet a bright, bold color.  How fun to be met with a cheery surprise when you hang up your coat.
  • What about your pantry?  What a great closet to paint bright yellow.
  • Purple or pink or lime green inside a little girl’s closet?
  • Orange and blue inside the little boy’s?
  • Brown and turquoise inside the bathroom linen closet?
  • Toy closet? All kinds of possibilities there.

I would love to do this to either a closet or a reading corner of a child’s room.  Throw some brightly colored throw pillows on the floor, a cool rug, and a set of book shelves and you’ve got a darling modern library for the little ones or a teenager.  HECK!  I would LOVE this in a craft or hobby room, right?

Poppytalk offers these instructions for this adorable “swatch painting.”  “All you need to do is grab a heap of paint samples from the paint store, make a rectangular stencil. Paint in strokes to emulate water colors –not painting perfectly, let dry then hand write with a thin sharpie the color names on each rectangle.”

Following are some more pics for you chameleon closet painters out there!

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