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Before and after: Design bloggers' paint-inspired transformations

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Before and after: Design bloggers' painting projects
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You've heard it a million times: No home project delivers bang for the buck as effectively as painting.

These design bloggers took that truism and ran with it. They were challenged to use a color as their focus for a single DIY project, ranging from a simple transformation of an accent piece to full-room makeovers. In the makeover category -- our favorite -- you'll find approaches that range from bold stripes to an ethereal lilac, plus one especially lucky little girl's bed-nook-turned-playhouse.

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The before-and-afters were inspired by National Painting Week, launched a few years ago by Sherwin-Williams, which coordinated this blogger campaign.

Fully three-quarters of homeowners admit they've got a space in their home in need of painting -- and nearly half of homeowners are planning to tackle the problem in the next six months. If you're one of them, maybe these bloggers' results will provide the motivation you need.

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