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Top 15 Textured Painting Projects

  1. 1. How to Paint Shutters using a Flogging Technique

    A flogging technique gives ordinary shutters an extraordinary look.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. How to Create Wall Texture

    Adding texture to walls can give a room richness and depth. Learn from the experts on how to add texture to your walls.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. How to Make a Crewel Artwork Panel

    For a cheerful accent to the classic blue walls, the team creates a crewelwork decorative panel above the fireplace.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How To Create Rough Plaster Walls

    A rough plaster finish, painted pale pink and glazed with copper, adds old-world charm to any room.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Adding Texture to Walls

    DIY Network explains how to easily texturize an inside wall using drywall mud.

  6. 6. How to Create Grass Cloth Walls

    Learn how to use unique painting techniques to bring a master bedroom up-to-date with the modern style.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Apply a Crosshatch Painting Technique

    Applying a new paint technique can give a room a whole new look. Learn how to create a crosshatching technique for office walls.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. How to Create Decorative Paint Techniques

    DIY Network has instructions on how to create faux finishes such as sponging, graining, stenciling and distressing.

  9. 9. Decorative Paint Technique: Painting Parchment Stripes on Walls

    These versatile parchment stripes create a classic, sophisticated background.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. Textured Wall Paint

    Description: DIY's "Decorating Made Easy" expert, Leslie Neblett, recommends adding a textured look to your walls.

  11. 11. Decorative Paint Technique: Crinkle Paper Painting

    If you hate a lot of prep work, painting under and over crinkled tissue paper is for you. DIY Network shows you how you to get started.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. Painting Over a Popcorn Ceiling

    Painting a popcorn ceiling may at first seem daunting. However, DIY expert Amy Matthews explains just how to do it!

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. How to Paint Shelves with a Metallic Rusty Finish

    A metallic rusting agent on the wooden display shelves lends the look of vintage garden shelves on the newly finished walls.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How To Create Faux Stone Walls

    Damaged bedroom walls gain dimension and texture when layered with wall compound and finished with green paint and black glaze.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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