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Top 13 Textured Painting Projects

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  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 Paint Shutters using a Flogging Technique

    A flogging technique gives ordinary shutters an extraordinary look.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Adding Texture to Walls

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  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. 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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