Hand-Painted DIY Projects

Simple hand-painting can instantly update a piece in your home and add subtle injections of colour and pattern. When it comes to anything handmade, the more relaxed and natural the better so don’t worry about it being ‘perfect’.

DIY Paint Dipped Chairs


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This DIY only requires an old wooden chair, some paint and masking tape, but it results is something that is totally unique, contemporary and stylish. Try experimenting with different colours to inject your own personal style. Go to A Pair and A Spare for the full tutorial.

Hand-Painted Coasters

Image property of The Lovely Drawer

Image property of The Lovely Drawer

A couple of clay white coasters and some intricate paint work will add style and design to your daily cups of tea. This DIY uses a collection to dabs and spots to create this pattern that is both bold and creative. For the full tutorial, go to The Lovely Drawer.

DIY Spotted Teapot

Image property of Kerstin Sterl

Image property of Kerstin Sterl

This DIY will require a lot of patience, but the result is worth it. Using paint and toothpicks, this design turns a plain teapot into one that is unique and statement-making. Click here for the full tutorial.

Painted Diamond Tabletop

Image property of Mandi Gubler

Image property of Mandi Gubler

Using concrete, painters tape and white paint, this DIY turns an old table top into one that is contemporary, style-led and an interesting take on the industrial trend. For this inexpensive but impactful DIY, go to Vintage Revivals.

Hand-Painted Bottles

hand painted bottles

Image property of Circus Berry

Nothing says summer like the use of blue and white. The colours of the classic Breton top and all things nautical, this combination is chic and timeless. This DIY will easily add a fresh, summer-inspired look into your home, by taking white bottles and painting them in different shades of blue. Use them as vases or as a decorative piece. Go to Circus Berry for the full tutorial.

Words by Angharad Jones

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