Making use of leftovers isn’t just thrifty, it can look pretty stylish too. Here’s four projects that’ll give your space an edge with the smallest lick of paint.

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1. Sitting pretty

Whether it’s a plain off-the-peg design or an old piece that’s past its sell-by date, a quick dip of paint will transform your standard furniture into something pretty special. For an eye-catching look, dip the top of the chair like A Pair and A Spare. Or, for a subtler approach, dip the chair legs. Watch our how-to video for a step-by-step guide.

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2. Basket case

Keep your prized possessions (or clutter) in a painted basket and you’ve found a stylish solution to your hoarding habits.

Images via Decor8 and Elle Decoration Sweden

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3. Hang five

Painting coat hangers in your favourite shades is a good way to keep your wardrobe organised and colour-coded. Talk about wardrobe envy.

images via Sugar and Cloth

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4. Pinteresting

Make your to-do list beautiful and you might even find you get a bit more done. Use masking tape to create bold geometric patterns on your cork board for an on-trend look.

Images via Makezine and Better Homes and Gardens

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