Indoor ideas

Indoor ideas A new look through DIY

Do you have things at home that you thought were ready for the rubbish heap?
Here are some ideas for you to breathe new life into old furniture, decorations, etc.
Even old things can be spruced up quickly and easily using spray paint.

Kitchen ideas

How we did it

Candlestick

A coat of silver paint breathed new life into this old and slightly worn wooden candlestick. The surface of the candlestick was sanded and treated with spray primer to ensure adhesion. The top coat was hubcap silver spray paint.

Candlestick Before
Candlestick After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series hubcap silver
You will also need sandpaper

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Coffee jars

These old glass coffee jars looked a little boring in the newly renovated kitchen.
The jars' outer surfaces were degreased and cleaned and then painted with spray paint. After this
they were given a new, bold and sunny color with orange spray paint.
Please note that only the outer surfaces of the jars were painted.

Coffee jars Before
Coffee jars After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series orange

Instructions: 1. Clean the surfaces thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Cork coaster

We wanted to paint the cork coasters in a color that would complement the place settings.
The coasters were thoroughly cleaned and then treated with an adhesion bonding spray primer. The top coat is a beautiful orange spray paint.

Cork coaster Before
Cork coaster After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series orange spray paint

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Cupboard doors and window frames

The dark cupboard doors and window frames were given a light and fresh makeover.
The surfaces were sanded and the original dark surface was treated with an adhesion bonding primer and paint primer to improve adhesion and because the lighter colors provide limited coverage. They were then painted white.

Cupboard doors and window frames Before
Cupboard doors and window frames After

Products used Maston acrylic primer, white
Maston Door, frame and windowsill paint (white)
Cupboard doors: white acrylic paint

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Dining furniture

The worn, dark-colored dining furniture for four now has a beautiful new color.
The surfaces were sanded and the original dark surface was first treated with a spray primer to improve adhesion and because the lighter colors provide limited coverage. Then the table was painted with white spray paint.
The pure white table contrasts beautifully with the bright green chairs.

Dining furniture Before
Dining furniture After

Products used Maston acrylic primer, white
ACRYLcomp RAL9010 white spray paint
CarColor green MA105900 spray paint

Instructions: 1. Sand the surfaces until even and then clean them thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Flowerpots

These old, red, metal flowerpots we found in a corner of the cellar were painted to match the rest of the kitchen. Each flowerpot was painted a different color. One was painted orange, another white, and the last was painted silver, all bold and invigorating colors that match the rest of the kitchen decor.
Before the top coat was applied, the flowerpots' surfaces were degreased and then painted with spray primer. The top coat is spray paint.

Flowerpots Before
Flowerpots After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white glossy spray paint
100-series orange spray paint
100-series hubcap silver spray paint

Instructions: 1. Sand the surfaces until even and then clean them thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Fruit bowl

This wooden fruit bowl didn't really suit the overall look of the kitchen anymore. We decided to paint it an eye-catching white instead.
The surface of the fruit bowl was sanded down until even and then treated with spray primer to ensure that the paint sticks. After that, we spray-painted the fruit bowl white.

Fruit bowl Before
Fruit bowl After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats and paint the last layer on while the previous layer is still wet

Glass vase

The new glass vase needed sprucing up so that it would match the kitchen decor better.
The surface of the vase was cleaned and painted with white spray primer. We only used primer to give the surface a beautiful matt finish.

Glass vase Before
Glass vase After

Products used 100-series white primer

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Handles

These brass handles no longer matched the white cupboards, so we painted them silver.
The surfaces were carefully cleaned and sanded to ensure adhesion. The handles were first treated with a spray primer so that the top coat would be as durable as possible. The gorgeous Steelwheel silver spray paint was chosen as the color for the top coat.
The silver handles harmonize with the painted sockets yet provide contrast with the white doors.

Handles Before
Handles After

Products used Maston plastic spray primer
Maston Steelwheel

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Kitchen light switches and sockets

The traditional, white light switches and sockets were painted in a stunning silver.
The surface was first carefully degreased and cleaned, then spray-painted with a primer spray for plastic. Once the plastic primer had dried for a few minutes, we applied a top coat of beautiful silver spray paint.

Kitchen light switches and sockets Before
Kitchen light switches and sockets After

Products used Maston Steelwheel
We could also have used the 100 series gold paint for the same treatment.
Maston plastic primer

Instructions: 1. Thoroughly degrease and clean the surfaces
2. Apply a light coat of plastic primer and let dry for a few minutes
3. Apply the top coat of paint to the surfaces
4. If you want a glossy finish, you can apply clear varnish to finish

Placemats

These washed-out placemats were livened up with a new, fresh green color.
The surfaces were carefully cleaned, then spray-painted with a plastic primer spray. Once the plastic primer had dried for a few minutes, we painted over it with the invigorating green spray paint.

Placemats Before
Placemats After

Products used Plastic primer
Carcolor MA105900 green

Instructions: 1. Thoroughly degrease and clean the surfaces
2. Apply a light coat of plastic primer and let dry for a few minutes
3. Apply the top coat of paint to the surfaces
4. If you want a glossy finish, you can apply varnish to finish

Tiles

The old-fashioned tiles desperately needed some new color to match the new, light kitchen.
We used white tile paint.

Tiles Before
Tiles After

Products used Tile paint and primer
Maston degreaser

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly using a degreaser before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats if necessary

Wooden box

After renovation we noticed that the wood-colored box no longer matched the kitchen's new, fresh look.
We sanded the box surfaces until even and then treated it with a spray primer to ensure adhesion. Then the box was painted with white spray paint. The white box fits right in with the rest of the decor.

Wooden box Before
Wooden box After

Products used Maston acrylic primer, white
ACRYLcomp RAL9010 white spray paint
You will also need sandpaper

Instructions: 1. Sand the surfaces until even and then clean them thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Children's bedroom ideas

How we did it

Bed

This white children's bed was in need of a new idyllic color. We wanted a color that would help the children to drop off to sleep at the end of the day.
The surfaces were carefully cleaned. To ensure good paint adhesion, the bed was treated with a spray primer. A beautiful pastel blue spray paint was chosen as the color for the top coat.

Bed Before
Bed After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series pastel blue

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Bedroom window frames

The dark window frames were painted white to bring some light into the room.
The surfaces were sanded and the original dark surface was treated with an adhesion bonding primer and paint primer to improve adhesion and because the lighter colors provide limited coverage. They were then painted white.

Bedroom window frames Before
Bedroom window frames After

Products used Maston acrylic primer, white
Maston Door, frame and windowsill paint (white)

Block game

We were ready to throw this block game away but after a new coat of green paint it's as good as new!
The surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer followed by a coat of green spray paint.

Block game Before
Block game After

Products used CarColor white primer
CarColor MA105900 green

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Chair (wheels)

This little chair was given a makeover to suit the bedroom. It was first carefully disassembled into its component parts.
All of the parts were carefully cleaned and the metal parts were painted with spray primer to ensure good paint adhesion and durability. Then the leather seat part was spray-painted white using white vinyl paint while the metal parts were painted with blue spray paint.

Chair (wheels) Before
Chair (wheels) After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series blue
RR-20 vinyl spray, white

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Chest of drawers

We wanted to paint this old wooden chest of drawers a fresh white color
The wooden surfaces were carefully cleaned to ensure good paint adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer followed by a top coat of white spray paint.

Chest of drawers Before
Chest of drawers After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Cot

We wanted to paint this old, worn cot a beautiful white color.
The wooden surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer and a top coat of spray paint was applied.

Cot Before
Cot After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Lamp

We painted this old white lamp a beautiful shade of blue.
The electrical components of the lamp were protected carefully with tape and the surface was carefully cleaned.
The surfaces were then coated with spray primer and then spray-painted a beautiful blue color.

Lamp Before
Lamp After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series blue

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Picture frame

This picture frame no longer suited the calm decor in the room, so it was painted blue. The wooden surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer and a top coat of blue spray paint was applied.

Picture frame Before
Picture frame After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white primer

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Radiator

The white, traditional radiator needed a bit of a kick. The radiator's electrical parts were carefully protected. It was then thoroughly cleaned and painted using a white spray primer. Then we painted it a beautiful deep blue color.

Radiator Before
Radiator After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series blue spray paint

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Rocking horse

The blue rocking horse needed an extra spring in his step. The surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer and then green spray paint.

Rocking horse Before
Rocking horse After

Products used CarColor white primer
CarColor MA105900 green

Instructions: 1. Sand and clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Toy boxes

We wanted to see these old and worn toy boxes in a fun, happier color.
The wooden surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer and a top coat of spray paint was applied.
We painted one box a bright white color and the other a cheerful orange to bring lively contrast to the toy corner in the otherwise calm bedroom.

Toy boxes Before
Toy boxes After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series white spray paint
100-series orange spray paint

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet

Wall picture

The wall picture was painted using a custom ready-made stencil.
The paint was applied using a sponge.

Wall picture Before
Wall picture After

Products used

Wicker baskets

We also wanted to paint the worn wicker baskets in the chests of drawers in a new color. They are now a beautiful pastel blue, which goes well with the white chest of drawers.
The wicker surfaces were sanded and cleaned carefully to ensure good adhesion and durability. Then they were painted with spray primer and a top coat of pastel blue spray paint was applied.

Wicker baskets Before
Wicker baskets After

Products used 100-series white primer
100-series pastel blue

Instructions: 1. Clean the surface thoroughly before painting
2. First use a primer to paint the surfaces
3. Let the primer dry for approximately 5 – 10 minutes
4. Paint the surface in the desired color starting from the top and continuing downwards
5. Apply several coats so that the last layer is painted on wet