project: 01

Affordable ornamental
outdoor mantel

 

 

project: 02

Colorful hand-built and
stenciled headboard

 

 

project: 03

Personalized kids
growth chart

 

 

project: 04

Upcycled shutter mail and
key organizer

 

 

project: 05

Do it yourself
dog house

 

 

project: 06

Custom-painted
ceiling fan

 

 

project: 07

Repurposed dresser
media center

 

 

project: 08

Spray-painted plastic pot
hanging garden

 

 

project: 09

Playroom Dutch door with
kid-sized cutout

 

 

project: 10

Designer four-crate
coffee table

 

 

project: 11

Custom built and painted
picket fence

 

 

project: 12

DIY Mason jar
herb garden

 

 

project: 13

Custom painted rolling
pallet table

 

 

project: 14

Spray painted fabric
storage boxes

 

 

project: 15

Repurposed outdoor
potting table

 

 

project: 16

Ceramic or terracotta
potted plant house numbers

 

 

project: 17

Painted personalized
bean bag game (baggo) boards

 

 

project: 18

Chic indoor or outdoor
beverage cart

 

 

project: 19

Picnic table with
built in drink cooler

 

 

project: 20

Built from scratch outdoor
arbor with bench

 

 

project: 21

Easy and colorful cheese
grater lantern centerpieces

 

 

project: 22

Repainted and refinished
kitchen island

 

 

project: 23

DIY painted Bundt cake
light fixtures

 

 

project: 24

Cabinet transformed into
bathroom vanity

 

 

Project 05: Do it yourself
dog house

Skill Level: 5   :    Project Time : 9.50 – 10.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Satin Leather Brown #53566
Satin Italian Olive #53522
Gloss Ivory #51504
Metallic Gold #51510
Gloss Burgundy #52118

 

Krylon ColorMaster Crystal
Clear Acrylic Gloss #51301M

 

Base platform sides
(2) 2 x 4 @ 22-7/8″

 

Base platform front and back
(2) 2 x 4 @ 20-3/4″

 

Base platform legs
(4) 2 x 4 @ 6″

 

Plywood
(2) 25-7/8″ x 20-3/4″ x 5/8″ (bottom pieces)
(2) 21-7/8″ x 31-7/8″ x 5/8″ (roof pieces)
(2) 25-7/8″ x 16″ x 5/8″ (side pieces)
(2) 22″ x 27″ x 5/8″ (front and back pieces, angle-cut starting at 16″ and hole for door cut out of one piece)

 

Frame
(8) 2 x 2 @ 12-1/2″ (side frame pieces)
(1) 2 x 2 @ 22″ (roof frame pieces)

 

Nails – 16d for base, 8d for house and short roofing nails for shingles

 

(1) 1 x 4 @ 12″ (for name plate)

 

Measuring tape, hammer, square, wood shingles, drop cloth, tack cloth, name tag stencil

 

Circular saw, table saw, sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Give your best friend the best house you can build with this do-it-yourself dog house.

  1. With tops aligned, nail the 6″ long platform legs flush against the inside edges of the 22-7/8″ long side pieces of the platform. Nail the 20-3/4″ front, back and side pieces in place to form the rectangular base of the dog house.
  2. Align the first floor panel with the frame. It should align without overhanging edges. This will ensure that the frame is square and that it was properly assembled. If the floor and frame don’t match up, double-check to make sure you have correctly assembled the frame. Nail both floor panels in place – one on top of the other.
  3. Nail two pieces of the 12-½” 2 x 2 flush against the short edges of each 25-7/8″ x 16″ plywood side pieces. Each frame piece should be positioned starting at the top of each side piece corner, leaving a 3-1/2″ space at the bottom to allow the side piece to overhang the platform.
  4. Also attach two, 12-½” 2 x 2 frame pieces to the inside roof line of the front and back panels. The frame pieces should meet at the top, and extend along the roofline to approximately 2-1/2″ from the sides. Put one of the sides in place (the edges of the side should align with the front and back of the platform) and nail it to the platform at the bottom. Repeat this step for the other side.
  5. Attach the back of the dog house. Align it with the sides, and nail it in place, first against the platform, then into the 2 x 2 frame members in the corners. Do the same for the front. Check carefully inside the dog house to make sure there are no exposed nail points.
  6. You now have a dog house without a roof. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all paintable surfaces of the dog house until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to the wood. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth. Let dry 10 minutes.
  7. Paint all outside walls of the dog house with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Italian Olive. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  8. Paint accents, such as around the door and corner accents (see tip for masking advice) with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivory. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: Quickly mask off a larger area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface you wish to mask. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  9. To build the roof, nail the 22″ long piece of 2 x 2 flush against the top inside edge of one of the roof panels (along the 31-7/8″ axis). The piece should be centered, 5″ in from the edges of the panel. When both roof panels are installed, this piece will run across and support the ridge cap.
  10. Place the first roof panel in position and nail it to the frame attached to the top of the front and back of the dog house. Be careful not to miss with the nails. You don’t want to leave exposed nail points inside the dog house. Nail the remaining roof panel in place.
  11. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  12. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand the shingles until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to all shingles to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Give all shingles a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  13. Paint the shingles with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Leather Brown. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  14. Run the first row of shingles (split tabs up) along the bottom of the roof edges. Use short roofing nails to secure. Nail the rest of the shingles directly on top of this row in the pattern you desire. If you have visible nail heads, give a quick spray of Satin Leather Brown to cover them up.
  15. For a personalized touch, you can add a nameplate to the dog house. Lightly sand surface of the 1 x 4 x 12″ with fine grain sandpaper and wipe clean with a tack cloth. Prime with Krylon ColorMaster Primer White and let dry 10 minutes. Paint the nameplate with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Burgundy. Spray surfaces evenly using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position stencil on nameplate and mask off around the stencil with painter’s tape to prevent overspray. Coat with Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Gold. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Wait a couple of minutes and apply a coat of Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear Acrylic Gloss to protect and give stencil a shine. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil. Wait until nameplate is dry to handle, at least 1 hour and then attach to front of dog house.
  16. Introduce Sparky to his new dog house.

Project 18: Chic indoor or outdoor
beverage cart

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 4 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Hunter Green #52001
Gloss Cherry Red #52101
Gloss Almond #51506

 

Cedar boards
(8) 33″ 2 x 4 (for legs)
(4) 32″ 2 x 4 (for frame)
(4) 14″ 2 x 4 (for frame)

(10) 32″ 1 x 4 boards for bottoms of frames and dividers

 

2-1/2″ and 3″ deck screws

 

(12) 1-5/8″ Tek screws

 

2″ nails

 

(4) locking swivel casters

 

1″ dowel rod for handle

 

Handle brackets

 

Fine sandpaper or power sander, tack cloth, drop cloth, painter’s tape, hammer

 

Drill

INSTRUCTIONS

Make entertaining a breeze by building your own indoor or outdoor beverage serving cart.

  1. Fasten two, 33″ 2 x 4 boards together with 3″ deck screws to form an L shape. Repeat with other two boards. These are the beverage cart’s legs.
  2. Create two rectangles. These are the top and bottom tray frames. Fasten the 32″ pieces to the 14″ pieces (14″ pieces fit inside 32″ pieces), creating a rectangle that measures 32″ x 17″. Assemble rectangles as square as possible. Fasten with 3″ deck screws.Tip: Predrill and countersink pilot holes to minimize the risk of splitting.
  3. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand each board and around all edges of the legs, both boxes, all the 1 x 4 boards, the handle brackets and dowel rod for handle. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to all of the wood. This will further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Coat all surfaces of the legs with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Hunter Green. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  5. Coat all surfaces of the rectangle boxes with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Cherry Red. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour. Coat all surfaces of the 1 x 4 boards, handle brackets and dowel rod with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Almond. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  6. Fasten one of the boxes flush to the ends of each leg using 2-1/2″ deck screws. This is the top of the cart.
  7. Turn the cart upside down and mark 6″ up from the bottom of each leg. Install the second rectangle with 2-1/2″ deck screws. This is the bottom tray.
  8. Create the bottom of the top tray. Install four, 1 x 4 boards on the bottom side of the top tray, painted side up. Secure using 2″ nails.
  9. Install the casters on the bottom of each leg, using three, 1-5/8″ Tek screws to secure each caster.
  10. Create the bottom shelf. Install four, 1 x 4 boards on top of the bottom tray frame. Secure using 2″ nails.
  11. Secure handle brackets to 17″ side of leg assembly. Secure dowel rod handle to brackets using 3″ deck screws.
  12. Install dividers in top tray frame. Secure the remaining two painted 1 x 4 boards inside the top tray using 2″ nails.

Project 23: DIY painted Bundt cake
light fixtures

Skill Level: 2 : Project Time : 1.75 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint
Gloss Ballet Slipper #53534
Gloss Bauhaus Gold #51801
Gloss Blue Ocean Breeze #51512
Gloss Gum Drop #51513

 

(4) Bundt cake pans

 

(4) lighting kits

 

(4) light bulbs (40 watt or less)

 

Steel wool or sandpaper, tack cloth

 

Tools required for lighting kit and for wall mounting

INSTRUCTIONS

Create your own homemade light fixture using Bundt cake pans and Krylon® ColorMasterTM spray paint.

  1. Select compatible Bundt cake pans and light kits (visit a professional electrical supplier to help with this and don’t forget to bring your Bundt cake pans).
  2. Use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of your pans and wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the Bundt cake pans and let dry
  3. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  4. Take your first Bundt cake pan and choose a color. We used Gloss Ballet Slipper.
  5. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Place your next Bundt cake pan on drop cloth and repeat with a new color until all your pieces are painted.
  6. Let final coat of paint dry to handle – at least 1 hour – then install the light kit per the kit’s directions.
  7. Mount on wall as desired. Wait for the paint to fully cure – about 24 hours – before turning on the light.

Project 06: Custom-painted
ceiling fan

Skill Level: 3   :    Project Time : 3-3.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint
Gloss Classic Gray #53551
Metallic Silver #51511

 

Ceiling fan

 

Stencil of your choice, fine-grain sandpaper, drop cloth, tack cloth, painter’s tape, screwdriver

INSTRUCTIONS

Reinvent your room with a DIY custom spray-painted ceiling fan.

  1. Remove fan blades from fan and brackets from blades with screwdriver.
  2. Using fine sandpaper, sand all sides of the fan blades until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  3. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  4. Decide on a base color for your design. We used Krylon® ColorMasterTM Gloss Classic Gray. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  5. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position stencil on one ceiling fan blade at a time. Coat with Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Silver. Spray surfaces evenly using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil.
  6. If desired, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of your brackets, and wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the brackets and let dry. Spray all brackets evenly with Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Silver. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Set aside until dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  7. Once dry, reattach ceiling fan blades and brackets.

Project 21: Easy and colorful cheese
grater lantern centerpieces

Skill Level: 1   :    Project Time : .25 – 1.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint
Satin Periwinkle #53524
Gloss Sun Yellow #51806
Gloss Watermelon #53533

 

A collection of all-metal, simple cheese graters (the older the better)

 

Steel wool or fine-grit sandpaper, tack cloth, drop cloth

 

(3) LED tea candles or small votive candles

INSTRUCTIONS

Cheese grater lantern centerpieces are an easy and colorful DIY centerpiece project that anyone can do at home.

  1. Sand all surfaces of cheese graters with steel wool or fine-grit sandpaper to prep and dull surface. Wipe clean with a tack cloth. Wash and let dry.
  2. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  3. Take your first cheese grater and choose a color. We used Satin Periwinkle. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Place your next cheese grater on drop cloth and repeat with a new color until all your centerpieces are painted.
  4. Let the final coat on each centerpiece dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  5. Place the cheese graters over LED tea candles and enjoy!

Project 17: Painted personalized
bean bag game (baggo) boards

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 9.50-10.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss White #51501
Gloss Black #51601

 

(2) 24″ x 48″ sections of 1/2″ plywood

 

Pressure-treated boards for the frame
(4) 2 x 4 x 48″
(4) 2 x 4 x 21″

 

Pressure-treated boards for the legs
(4) 2 x 4 x 11-1/2″

 

Deck screws
1 box of 3″
1 box of 1-5/8″

 

Wood putty, tape measure, compass tool, tack cloth, stencils

 

Circular saw, miter saw, jigsaw, hand sander, drill with drill bit and Phillips head screw bit

INSTRUCTIONS

Create your own personalized bean bag game boards using Krylon® ColorMasterTM spray paint.

  1. Fasten one of the 21″ 2 x 4 pieces to one of the 48″ 2 x 4 pieces to form an “L” shape. Repeat with a second 21″ 2 x 4 piece and a second 48″ 2 x 4 piece to form a second L shape. Secure both L shapes together with 3″ deck screws to form a 2′ x 4′ box. Lay the plywood on top of the box; use the plywood to square up the 2′ x 4′ frame. Fasten the plywood onto the frame with 1-5/8″ screws. Repeat for the second box.
  2. Turn the box upside down; lay a leg perpendicular, flush up against one of the top corners. Secure in place using 3″ deck screws. Repeat for second leg and second box.
  3. To cut the angle on the bottom of the leg, turn the box right-side up and set it on a worktable. Place a block under the box so that the back of the platform is 12″ off the tabletop. Slide the box to the edge of the table, pull down the leg closest to the edge so that it hangs just over the edge. Using the tabletop as a guide, draw a straight line across the bottom of the 2 x 4. Repeat for the opposite side. Cut the ends off using a circular saw. Repeat for second box.
  4. To find the center point for the hole, make a mark 9″ down from the top and 12″ in from each side. Use a compass to mark a 6″ diameter circle around the spot that you marked. Pre-drill a hole along the edge of the circle that’s large enough to accept the jigsaw blade and cut out the circle.
  5. Fill any holes with wood filler and let dry. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand each board and around all edges, including inside the circle until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to the wood. This will further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  6. Coat all surfaces of the boards with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  7. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position stencil on board and mask off around the stencil to prevent overspray (see tip). Spray a coat of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Black over the stencil. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil. Repeat as desired to complete your bean bag board design. Let all paint dry to handle – at least 1 hour. TTip: To quickly mask off the stencil, simply lay paper or plastic sheets around the edges of the stencil. This protects a wider area from overspray and reduces the need to tape.
  8. Let all paint cure for at least 24 hours, then go out and play on your new bean bag game boards.

Project 07: Repurposed dresser
media center

Skill Level: 3   :    Project Time : 6.5 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Leather Brown #52501
Gloss Sun Yellow #51806
Gloss Pumpkin Orange #52411
Gloss Emerald Green #52016

 

An old dresser (large enough to fit your TV), new drawer hardware (if using)

 

Tack cloth, painter’s tape, drop cloth

 

3/4″ plywood, wood filler

 

Table or jigsaw, power sander, screwdriver

INSTRUCTIONS

Repurpose an old dresser into a media center or TV console with easy-to-follow steps from the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Challenge. We’ve designed and painted this project with the structural details that are on this particular dresser. Use the structural details on your dresser to personalize your project.

  1. Remove all the drawers (remove and reserve the top row of dresser drawers for another use). Remove hardware with screwdriver from remaining drawers. Either replace with new hardware or paint the old hardware with the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint (see note).
  2. Measure and cut pieces of 3/4″ plywood with a table or jigsaw to fit the recess of the removed drawers to create shelves (if needed). Attach with screws to recesses of removed drawers.
  3. Fill any holes with wood filler and let dry. Using fine sandpaper or power sander, sand all surfaces of the dresser (including drawers) until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a wellventilated area. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to the entire dresser frame and front of drawers. Give all pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  5. Paint all exposed surfaces of the dresser frame with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Leather Brown. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  6. Try “color blocking” the drawers for a clean, modern look. First, mask off the border of each drawer with painter’s tape. Paint the interior area of the two outside top drawers using Gloss Pumpkin Orange. Paint the interior area of the two outside bottom drawers and the top center drawer with Gloss Emerald Green. Paint the interior area of the bottom middle drawer with Gloss Sun Yellow. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  7. Remove the tape to expose the border of the drawers. Mask off the interior surface of the drawers to prevent overspray (see tip). Paint the outside border of the two left and two right drawers with Gloss Sun Yellow. Paint the outside border of the middle set of drawers with Gloss Pumpkin Orange. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off an area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This protects a wider area from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  8. Once all paint is dry to handle – at least 1 hour – remove all tape, reattach all the hardware, put the drawers back in and place the media center in the desired spot.

Note:
To paint your existing hardware, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of the hardware and wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the hardware and let dry. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Place the hardware on the drop cloth. Coat all surfaces with a Krylon ColorMaster Paint of your choice. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour – before reattaching to drawers and cabinet doors.

Project 14: Spray painted fabric
storage boxes

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 5-5.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint
Gloss True Blue #51910
Gloss Ivy Leaf #51515
Gloss Pumpkin Orange #52411
Satin Brown Boots #53562

 

(3) fabric storage boxes

 

Drop cloth, easy release painter’s tape, ruler, stencil with self-adhesive back, pencil eraser

INSTRUCTIONS

Spruce up your storage situation by painting designs on new or existing fabric storage boxes.

  1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well ventilated area.
  2. Select a design for your storage boxes. To create a striped effect, take your first fabric storage box and choose your lightest color. Ours was Krylon® ColorMasterTM Gloss Pumpkin Orange. Lightly apply a “mist coat” to the outer surface of the box. Hold the can about 10″ to 12″ away from the box and lightly mist the paint. This light coat is meant to protect and seal the surface. Repeat with all storage boxes. Let dry 10 minutes.
  3. Apply the main coat of Gloss Pumpkin Orange to the fabric storage boxes. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Repeat until all boxes are painted. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. To create lines, apply painter’s tape to boxes. Using ruler to keep vertical lines straight, apply different widths of painter’s tape to the sections you want to remain Gloss Pumpkin Orange (about 1/3 of the surface area of the box). Repeat for all four sides of all three boxes. Coat exposed areas with your second lightest color. We used Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour before moving on.
  5. Using a ruler to keep lines straight, apply your last masking of painter’s tape over the area you want to remain Gloss Ivy Leaf (tape should now cover 2/3 of box). Repeat for all four sides of all three boxes. Coat exposed areas with your darkest color. We used Krylon ColorMaster Gloss True Blue. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour before moving on.Tip: Add as many colors as you like by repeating the masking and taping steps above.
  6. Carefully remove all tape from all boxes. You should now have three colorfully striped fabric storage boxes.
  7. To add an optional final stencil over your striped pattern, first select a stencil. We created our own out of self-adhesive paper, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Peel off backing and position stencils on one side of a box at a time. Burnish edges using the eraser on a pencil. Coat with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Brown Boots. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour, before removing stencil.

Project 13: Custom painted rolling
pallet table

Skill Level: 4   :    Project Time : 7.5-9.5 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Saddle Tan #53554
Gloss Ivy Leaf #51515
Satin Italian Olive #53522
Satin Pistachio #53563
Satin Almond #53511
Satin Pebble #53520
Gloss Khaki #52504

 

(2) wood pallets

 

(4) 4″ x 4″ x 6″ (legs)

 

4″ structural screws

 

3″ deck screws

 

(4) caster wheels

 

Tack cloth, drop cloth, nuts and bolts, fine sandpaper

 

Power sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Turn a couple of old shipping pallets into something new and fresh – a custom-painted rolling pallet coffee table.

  1. Attach four, 4 x 4 x 6″ legs to the bottom of one of the pallets. Fit each 4 x 4 inside the body of the top pallet. Install by fastening from the inside of the pallet with 4″ structural screws. Note: pallets are often made from hardwood (oak), so predrilling a pilot hole is likely required.
  2. Using a power sander, sand all surfaces of the pallets until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to all paintable surfaces of the pallets. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  3. Individually mask off all the slats on both pallets (see tip). Paint the outside surface of both pallets (including attached legs) with Krylon ColorMaster Saddle Tan. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off an area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  4. Decide on a color scheme for your slats. It will vary depending on how many slats your pallets have. We chose a repeating pattern of six colors. To achieve the same effect, remove the tape on the first and seventh slats. Paint the exposed slats on both pallets with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  5. Replace the tape on the first and seventh slats, and remove the tape on the second and eighth slats. Paint the exposed slats with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Almond. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  6. Replace the tape on the second and eighth slats, and remove the tape on the third and ninth slats. Paint the exposed slats with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Italian Olive. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  7. Replace the tape on the third and ninth slats, and remove the tape on the fourth and tenth slats. Paint the exposed slats with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Pebble. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  8. Replace the tape on the fourth and tenth slats, and remove the tape on the fifth and eleventh slats. Paint the exposed slats with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Pistachio. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  9. Replace the tape on the fifth and eleventh slats, and remove the tape on the sixth and twelfth slats. Paint the exposed slats with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Khaki. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  10. Once all paint is dry to handle, at least 1 hour, place pallet with legs on drop cloth – legs in the air. Place other pallet directly on top. Fasten legs to top pallet by screwing through the cladding of the pallet up into the leg with 3″ deck screws.
  11. Attach the caster wheels to the bottom corners of the table assembly with the nuts and bolts. Again, pallets are often made from hardwood, so predrilling a pilot hole is likely required.
  12. Turn assembled table over and enjoy your new pallet coffee table.

Project 15: Repurposed outdoor
potting table

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 2.5 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Citrus Green #53570
Gloss Coral Isle #52103
Gloss Burgundy #52118

 

Repurposed cabinet

 

Wood putty and putty knife, fine-grit sandpaper, tack cloth, chicken wire (enough to fit windows), wire cutters, staple gun and staples, eye hooks for hanging, hook for hose

 

Drill, jigsaw, power sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Get a jump on planting by repurposing an old piece of furniture into a functional outdoor potting table. We’ve designed and painted this project with the structural details that are on this particular cabinet. Use the structural details on your cabinet to personalize your outdoor potting table project.

  1. Remove all drawers, shelves and cabinet doors from cabinet (see tip). Remove hardware from drawers and doors using screwdriver.Tip: Number your drawers, cabinet doors and hardware. Draw up a rough outline of how they fit together. This will help you reattach the pieces at the end of the project.
  2. Predrill a hole along the inside border of the cabinet doors that’s large enough to accept a jigsaw blade. Cut all the way along the inside border of the door. Remove the entire inside surface of the door and discard. Measure the opening you just created. Cut chicken wire to fit, plus ½” extra on each side. Attach wire to back of the opening with staples.
  3. Fill any holes with wood filler and let dry. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces of potting table (including backboard), drawer fronts and cabinet doors (including chicken wire) until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to all sanded surfaces. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Now paint the backboard. Mask off the shelves, tabletop and upper portion of cabinet (see tip). Paint the cabinet backboard (including insides of cabinet walls) with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Coral Isle. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off a large area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  5. Remove tape from shelves and tabletop only. Mask off the now-painted backboard area. Paint the shelves and tabletop with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Burgundy. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  6. Leaving tape on backboard, remask the shelves and tabletop. Remove tape on top part of cabinet. Paint the entire exterior of the cabinet with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Citrus Green. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  7. Cover work area with a drop cloth. Prop up drawers and cabinet doors on cloth and apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Citrus Green. Spray surfaces (including chicken wire) evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: For best results, prop up all drawers and cabinet doors so all sprayable surfaces are vertical.
  8. To paint your existing hardware, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of the hardware, and wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the hardware and let dry. Place the hardware on the drop cloth. Coat all surfaces with Krylon ColorMaster Paint of your choice, we used Gloss Coral Isle. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  9. Reattach all hardware to corresponding drawers and cabinet doors. Attach hook for hose on side of potting table. Attach eye hooks, where desired, to hang tools and supplies. Enjoy your new outdoor potting table!

Project 08: Spray-painted plastic pot
hanging garden

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 2.25 – 3 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Plastic Primer #51321

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Purple #51913
Gloss Ivy Leaf #51515

 

Small- to medium-sized plastic pots

 

Rubbing alcohol

 

Drop cloth

 

Thin galvanized chain

 

Bolts, nuts and washers

 

Potting soil and plants

 

A hook, a nail or a sturdy branch to hang in the garden

INSTRUCTIONS

Create an elegant hanging garden from simple materials you can find around your house.

  1. If needed, use a drill to enlarge one of the drain holes on the bottom of each pot until it is large enough for the chain to fit through. Wipe the paintable surfaces of pots with rubbing alcohol. Wash with water and let dry.
  2. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  3. Following instructions, apply a coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Plastic Primer to the outside of each pot. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. Mask off the top rim of each pot with painter’s tape. Paint the bottom section of each pot with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let all pots dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  5. Take the color you are using for your rim, we used Gloss Purple, and spray a gradient onto the pot. To achieve a gradient effect, simply start your spray action closer to the object and move farther away as you paint. The closer you are to the object, the more intense the color will be. As you move further away from the surface, the paint will be disbursed over a larger area and will appear lighter. The optimal distance from the surface you’re spraying is 6″ to 8″ with Krylon ColorMaster. Start at that distance and move farther away as you go. Continue with additional coats of paint until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  6. Remove tape on top rim. Use painter’s tape to mask off bottom section of each pot (see tip). Paint the top rim of each pot with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Purple. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour, and then remove all tape and masking.Tip: To quickly mask off a larger area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  7. Slide the bolt through the bottom link in the chain, then slide the washer onto the bolt and screw the nut on. Thread the chain up through the drain holes in all pots, starting with what will become the bottom pot first. The bolt at the bottom of the chain should keep the bottom pot in place.
  8. Hang the pots from a hook, fill each pot 3/4 full with potting soil and introduce your plants.
  9. Enjoy your new hanging garden.

Project 02: Colorful hand-built and
stenciled headboard

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 5 – 7 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Rich Plum #51914

 

Krylon ColorMaster Acrylic Crystal Clear Flat #53530

 

Wood
(6) 1 × 3 @ 55″ (fronts, backs and sides of legs)
(2) 1 × 2 @ 55″ (inside of legs)
(5) 1 × 4 @ 60″ (panel boards)
(3) 1 × 6 @ 60″ (panel boards)
(4) 1 × 4 @ 58″ (panel trim, front and back)
(1) 1 × 3 @ 64-1/2″ (top trim)
(1) 2 × 4 @ 65-1/2″ (top of headboard)

 

1-1/4″ and 2″ screws

 

1-1/4″ and 2″ finish nails

 

1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws

 

Wood glue, measuring tape, square, pencil, hammer, wood filler, tack cloth, stencils (if using)

 

Drill, circular saw, sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Learn how to make your own headboard with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions from the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Challenge.

  1. Begin building the headboard legs by fastening the 1 × 2 middle piece to the 1 × 3 front leg piece, keeping the smaller piece in front and the outside edges flush. Use 1-1/4″ nails and glue to fasten the middle board to the front board. To hide your nail holes, fasten the 1 × 2 board into the backside of the 1 × 3 board.
  2. Starting at the top, affix the 1 × 4 and 1 × 6 panel boards to the lip of the two legs.
  3. Use 2″ nails and glue to fasten the 1 x 3 back of the legs in place. Fasten to both the panel pieces and the middle leg piece. Keep outside edges flush.
  4. Fasten the front trim pieces by using 1-1/4″ nails and nailing through the back into the back edge of the front trim. This will hide your nail holes. Then, fasten the back trim in place, using 2″ nails and glue. Keep outside edges flush.
  5. Fasten the outer leg trim pieces on the far surfaces of each leg, using 2″ nails and glue. Keep the front edge flush.
  6. Attach your top trim piece to the top of the headboard, spanning the overall width of the headboard. Keep the top trim flush with the outer leg and the front of the headboard, using 2″ nails and glue to fasten in place.
  7. Center the 2 x 4 headboard top (leaving a 1/2″ edge on each side) and fasten in place with glue and 2″ nails.
  8. Fill any visible nail holes with wood filler. Sand all surfaces with sander and wipe clean with a tack cloth. This will help the paint to adhere better. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Give all wood a second light sanding, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  9. Decide on a color scheme for your design. We used Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Rich Plum. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  10. Position your stencil on headboard and mask off around the stencil to prevent overspray (see tip). Spray a coat of paint – we used Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear Flat – over stencil. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil. Repeat as desired to complete your headboard design. Let all paint dry to handle – at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off the stencil, simply lay paper or plastic sheets around the edges of the stencil. This protects a wider area from overspray and reduces the need to tape.

Notes
A bed frame can be attached to the headboard by drilling holes in the fronts of the legs and securing it to the frame with nuts and bolts.

Project 16: Ceramic or terracotta
potted plant house numbers

Skill Level: 2 : Project Time : 2.50-3 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint
Gloss Banner Red #52108
Gloss Peekaboo Blue #51517
Gloss White #51501

 

(3) terra cotta pots: one small, one medium, one large

 

(1) terra cotta saucer to fit the largest pot

 

Number stencils, painter’s tape, bricks, potting soil, pea gravel, flowers for planting

INSTRUCTIONS

Create a memorable way to show off your house numbers with materials you already have around the house.

  1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  2. Spread out pots and saucer on the drop cloth. Spray terra cotta pots with desired color. We used Krylon® ColorMasterTM Gloss Peekaboo Blue for the large pot, small pot and the saucer. And Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Banner Red for the medium-sized pot. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  3. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position stencil in the center of the largest pot and mask off around the stencil with painter’s tape to prevent overspray. Spray a coat of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White over the stencil. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil. Let all paint dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. Place 3″-4″ of potting soil in the bottom of the largest pot. Place enough bricks on top of the soil to elevate the second pot to your desired height.
  5. Place medium-sized pot on top of bricks. Fill in the space around the bricks with pea gravel. Fill the remaining space in the bottom tier with potting soil.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to stack and support the small pot. Fill the small pot with potting soil and plant your flowers.

Project 09: Playroom Dutch door with
kid-sized cutout

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 8.50-9 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Citrus Green #53570
Gloss White #51501
Gloss True Blue #51910
Gloss Pumpkin Orange #52411

 

1 solid wood “slab” door

 

Hinges for main door and kid-sized door

 

(1) 1 x 2 board cut to doorjamb height

 

(3) 2 x 4 x 8 studs

 

4 x 4 cut to the length of the door

 

(2) 3/8″ x 1-½” wide poplar strips

 

Nails, large wood letter cutout (purchased from craft store), door knob for main door, wood door knob for kid’s door, measuring tape, contact paper, pencil, saw, power sander, tack cloth, hammer, small wood nails, screwdriver

INSTRUCTIONS

Create a gateway to a magical world for any child with this playroom Dutch door with kid-sized cutout. Consult with a licensed contractor for best results and safety when installing the Dutch door in your playroom.

  1. Lay out hinge locations on door edge. Place your 1 x 2 board in the doorjamb, making sure it fits snugly between floor and ceiling. Trace the gap between the floor and the door bottom, hinge locations and the gap between the top of the door and the head jamb on the board. Later, you’ll use this board to transfer those measurements to your new door.
  2. Lay door on a flat, stable work surface like sawhorses bridged with (3) 2 x 4 x 8 studs. Mortise the new hinges on the door edge and in the doorjamb.
  3. Using an edge guide and a circular saw, cut your door at the desired height for the Dutch door. Ours is 44″ from the floor. Make a second cut, removing 1-¼” from the bottom half of the main door to make room for the sill trim.
  4. Using contact paper, draw and cut out template for kid-sized door.
  5. Lay out your desired kid-sized door shape on the bottom half of the cut door. Make sure to keep at least 6″ on each side and 10″ on top of the door section intact for stability. Use a straight edge guide and circular saw to cut out kid-sized door.
  6. Install sill trim pieces. Attach the 4 x 4 board to the top of the bottom main door section (flush with the back of the door) using glue and nails. Use 3/8 x 1-½” wide poplar strips for jambs and casing on the front side of the door. Glue and nail them into the core door just below where the 4 x 4 overhangs.
  7. Install kid-sized door hinges on bottom main door and kid-sized door per hinge instructions. Ensure door operates smoothly.
  8. Remove all hinges, knobs and hardware from all doors (make sure to label and separate your pieces).
  9. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces of main door, kid’s door and wood letter cutout until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to all pieces. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  10. Paint all surfaces of the top part of main door with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Citrus Green. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  11. Paint all surfaces of the kid-sized door with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  12. Paint all surfaces of large letter cutout with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  13. Mask off trim on bottom main door with painter’s tape (see tip). Paint all surfaces of the bottom main door with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss True Blue. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off an area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  14. Remove masking tape on trim. Mask off all painted surfaces of the bottom main door (see previous tip). Paint all surfaces of the trim with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Pumpkin Orange. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  15. Paint the kid’s door knob. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Coat door knob with Krylon Color- Master Gloss True Blue. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour before attaching to kid’s door.
  16. To paint kid-sized door hinges, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of the hardware, and wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the hardware and let dry. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Place the hardware on the drop cloth. Coat all surfaces with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Citrus Green. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour, before reattaching to kid’s door.
  17. Attach large wood letter cutout to top part of main door (make sure it’s on the front side) with small wood nails.
  18. Reattach kid-sized door to bottom main door with hinges per hinge instructions.
  19. Using 1 x 2 board from Step 1 as a guide, install all hinges on top and bottom of main door per hinge instructions.
  20. Install main door knob and kid’s door knob.
  21. Hang both top and bottom pieces of the main door to doorjamb per hinge instructions.

Project 12: DIY Mason jar
herb garden

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 2-2.25 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Satin Oxford Blue #53523
Gloss Sun Yellow #51806

 

Krylon Easy-Tack™ Repositionable Adhesive #7020

 

(3) Mason jars

 

(3) hose clamps (found in the plumbing section of any home store)

 

Wood for backing

 

Fine-grit sandpaper, tack cloth, stencils (for herb identification label, if using), potting soil, small stones, herbs, permanent marker, picture hanging kit for up to 10 lb load

 

Drill, screwdriver, nuts and bolts

INSTRUCTIONS

Create a Mason jar herb garden using Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint with these easyto- follow, step-by-step instructions.

  1. Using fine sandpaper, sand the front and sides of the wood backing until smooth.
  2. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to the wood. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.Tip: New wood is porous and tends to absorb paint. Using a primer reduces paint absorption and increases surface texture, leading to better coverage.
  3. Coat the wood board with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Oxford Blue. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  4. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Spray the back of your herb label stencil with Krylon Easy-TackTM Repositionable Adhesive according to instructions. Attach stencil to the front of each jar. Coat with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Sun Yellow paint. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil.
  5. When jar is dry to handle – at least 1 hour – use permanent marker to write the name of the herb on each painted-on stencil.
  6. Attach picture hangers to the backside of the wood.
  7. Use a drill to make a hole in the wood where you’ll attach the hose clamp. Also use the drill to make a hole in the hose clamp itself.
  8. Line up the hole in the wood with the hole in the hose clamp and secure the hose clamp (with jar in place) into the wood with nuts and bolts. Repeat two more times until all hose clamps are attached.
  9. Fill the Mason jars with small rocks (1″-2″ deep) and the balance with potting soil. Plant your selected herbs.
  10. Hang Mason jar herb garden indoors or out by mounting it to the wall.

Project 01: Affordable ornamental
outdoor mantel

Skill Level: 2   :   Project Time : 2.5 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Satin Iris #53568
Metallic Brushed Nickel #51255

 

Vintage corbels

 

(1) 2 x 12 @ 6′ of pressuretreated wood for mantel

 

Heavy-duty brackets and mounting hardware

 

2″ screws

 

Fine sandpaper

INSTRUCTIONS

Bring a touch of the inside out with this easy and elegant outdoor mantel.

  1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  2. Using fine sandpaper, sand the front and sides of the 2 x 12 and the corbels until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to the wood. Allow 10 minutes to dry. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.Tip: New wood is porous and tends to absorb paint. Using a primer reduces paint absorption and increases surface texture, leading to better coverage.
  3. Coat the corbels with Krylon ColorMaster Metallic Brushed Nickel. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. Coat the 2 x 12 mantel with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Iris. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  5. Install heavy-duty brackets to the studs of the exterior of the house. Install corbels into brackets.
  6. Attach mantel top to top of brackets (and corbels) using 2″ screws. Decorate with plants and candles.

Project 10: Designer four-crate
coffee table

Skill Level: 3   :    Project Time : 7.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Ivory #51504
Gloss Almond #51506
Gloss Khaki #52504
Gloss Black #51601

 

(4) wooden crates

 

(4) 2 x 2 x 4 wood blocks for feet

 

3/4″ plywood (size depends on crates – will need to cover entire footprint of table), shims

 

Fine sandpaper or power sander, hammer, screwdriver, drill

 

Tack cloth, painter’s tape

 

1″ L fasteners, screws, nails

INSTRUCTIONS

Build your own coffee table from wooden crates with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions from the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Challenge.

  1. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces of the wood crates until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to the wood. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  2. Paint all inside surfaces of the boxes. Paint two of the boxes with Krylon Color- Master Gloss Khaki and the other two with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Black. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  3. Mask off the top two slats on each crate (see tip). Run pieces of tape on the inside of the slats to prevent overspray into the boxes. Paint the bottom slat with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivory. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off an area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This protects a wider area from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  4. Remove masking tape on the middle slat and mask off the bottom slat on each crate. Paint the middle slat with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Almond. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  5. Remove masking on top slat and mask off the middle slat on each crate. Paint the top slat (and outer lip) with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Khaki. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  6. Mask off the top slat so all slats are now covered. Paint all other outside surfaces of the boxes. Staying consistent with the first coat, paint two of the boxes with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Khaki and the other two with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Black. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  7. While the wooden crates are drying, create the coffee table’s base with the plywood and wood blocks. Cut a large piece of plywood 2″ smaller than the dimensions of the assembled crates. Using screws, fasten the 2 x 2 x 4 wood blocks flush to each corner of the plywood, creating feet.
  8. Once wooden crates are dry to handle, screw crates together from the inside with 1″ L fasteners. Screw crate construction to plywood so it overhangs 1″ all the way around.
  9. Measure and cut a piece of scrap plywood to create a filler for the center hole. Hold the filler piece in place (about 4″ down in the hole) with shims and secure with screws from the inside of the crates. Remove the shims.
  10. Fill the hole in the middle with stones, pebbles, wine corks or decorative plants, and enjoy your brand new four-crate coffee table!

Project 11: Custom built and painted
picket fence

Skill Level: 3   :    Project Time : 5-5.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Smoke Gray #51608
Gloss Bahama Sea #53549
Gloss Sweet Cream #53540

 

(11) 3-1/2″ picket fence planks, (2) 1 x 4 @ 36″ top and bottom rails, fine- and medium-grit sandpaper or sander, 1-1/4″ screws, drill, tack cloth, spray water bottle, sea sponge, stencil

INSTRUCTIONS

Add a personalized touch to any flower or vegetable garden with this section of picket fence.

  1. Cut all picket fence planks to your desired height. We cut ours so each piece stood 36″ tall.
  2. Make marks 6″ from the top and the bottom of each picket fence plank. Fasten the 1 x 4 x 36″ rails to the top and bottom of the fence planks at the 6″ marks. Use 1-¼” screws and fasten from the back to hide the fasteners. Use a framing square or piece of plywood to check for square.
  3. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces of the fence until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Decide on a base color for your design. We’re using Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Smoke Gray. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  5. Apply a finish coat color. We’re using Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Bahama Sea. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let the fence dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  6. To create a distressed look, take a piece of medium-grit sandpaper and gently remove paint at your discretion. This will allow some of the base color to show through, adding some age to your creation. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  7. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position stencil on the front of the fence and mask off around the stencil to prevent overspray (see tip). Spray a coat of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Sweet Cream over the stencil. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil. Let all paint dry to handle, at least 1 hour.TIP: To quickly mask off the stencil, simply lay paper or plastic sheets around the edges of the stencil. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the need to tape.
  8. Bury your picket fence in the ground up to the bottom rail to secure.

Project 19: Picnic table with
built in drink cooler

Skill Level: 4   :    Project Time : 4 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Satin Iris #53568
Gloss Smoke Gray #51608

 

Krylon ColorMaster Acrylic Crystal Clear Gloss #51301 (optional)

 

(2) 31-1/2″ x 6-3/4″ x 6″ galvanized window planters

 

Tape measure, fine sandpaper, pencil, tack cloth, hammer, rubber stoppers

 

Circular saw, drill, power sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the great outdoors even greater by retrofitting a new or existing picnic table with a built-in drink cooler.

  1. In the middle of your picnic table, measure and mark off a 62″ x 6″ rectangle using your tape measure and pencil. This will become the hole for your drink cooler. It’s large enough to hold both galvanized window planters placed end to end, supported by their overhangs resting on the surface of the table.
  2. Plunge cut with circular saw along pencil lines to cut out rectangle. Depending on your picnic table, you may need to watch for support beams. Be careful not to cut through any frame boards, but be mindful the drink cooler will need about 5″ of clearance below the boards.
  3. Remove the cut table planks with a hammer claw. Make sure to remove all exposed nails.
  4. Fill any holes with wood filler and let dry. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces and all edges, including inside the rectangle cut, until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to the wood. This will further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  5. Mask off all horizontal pieces of wood (tabletop and benches), including undersides, to protect from overspray (see tip). Paint all structural pieces of the table with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Smoke Gray. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.Tip: To quickly mask off a larger area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  6. Remove all tape on horizontal pieces. Mask off all now-painted structural surfaces of table (see previous tip). Paint all horizontal pieces of the table (tabletop and benches) with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Satin Iris. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry 10 minutes.
  7. (Optional) Spray all horizontal pieces of the table (tabletop and benches) with Krylon ColorMaster Acrylic Crystal Clear Gloss using multiple light coats. Let all paint dry to handle, at least 1 hour. (Krylon ColorMaster Paint does not need the clear coat for durability. We used it here to achieve a glossy finish on the tabletop and benches.)
  8. Wait until all paint is dry to handle, at least 1 hour. Remove all tape on all structural surfaces of table. Insert rubber stoppers into drain holes on window planters to prevent leakage when in use (if needed). Carefully drop both planters, end to end, into the rectangular hole in the picnic table (they will be supported by their overhangs). Pour ice half way up each cooler. Fill with beverages and enjoy.

Project 04: Upcycled shutter mail and
key organizer

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 2.5-2.75 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint Satin Catalina Mist #53529

 

(1) old slatted shutter, industrial strength glue, particle board cut to the size of the shutter, fine-grit sandpaper, eye hooks, mounting hardware, tack cloth

INSTRUCTIONS

Keep track of your mail and your keys by transforming and upcycling an old wood shutter.

  1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  2. Using fine sandpaper, sand the front and sides of shutter until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  3. Decide on a base color for your design. We used Krylon ColorMaster Satin Catalina Mist. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. Position all the shutter slats in the same direction. Flip shutter over so that the back is facing you. Apply glue on all surfaces of the shutter that will be in contact with the particle board backing. Place the particle board on top of the shutter, making sure to line it up properly and apply gentle pressure. Make any necessary adjustments quickly and allow the glue to dry according to package directions.
  5. Screw in eye hooks on bottom front of shutter to use as key hangers.
  6. Install mounting hardware and mount on wall.

Project 20: Built from scratch outdoor
arbor with bench

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 8.50-9 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Bright Idea #53538

 

(4) 84-1/2″ 4 x 4 cedar posts

 

Western Red Cedar
(6) 2 x 4 x 8 (for seat base and back frame)
(10) 2 x 6 @ 12′ (for top beams)
(14) 2 x 4 @ 8′ (for seat decking)
(8) 2 x 2 @ 8′ (for lattices and purlins)

(24) 4″ construction screws

 

3″ exterior grade deck screws

 

1-5/8″ exterior grade screws

 

Stepladder, tack cloth, drop cloth

 

Finishing nailer, table saw, miter saw, jigsaw, power sander

INSTRUCTIONS

Add a distinctive centerpiece to your yard or garden with this built-from-scratch outdoor arbor with bench. Consult with a licensed contractor for best results and safety when creating foundation.

  1. Make the seat base. Cut two, 48″ 2 x 4 pieces and two, 14″ 2 x 4 pieces. Make a box with the 14″ pieces set at 3-1/2″ inside the 48″ pieces with deck screws. This recess will accommodate the lattice later.
  2. Repeat Step 1 to create a second identical box. This box will hold the top of the lattice.
  3. Lay two, 84-1/2″ 4 x 4 posts on the ground or a large workbench. Measure 18″ up each post and make a mark. Fasten the top edge of the seat base at the mark with deck screws.
  4. Install the second box at the tops of the posts. Measure down 5-1/2″ and mark it. Install the top of the second top box on this mark with deck screws. This will stabilize the posts during assembly and serve as a connection point for the lattice.
  5. Place remaining two posts on the ground or workbench. Roll the assembly over. Install the final two, 84-1/2″ 4 x 4 posts in the same fashion as the first two. You may have to brace the tops of the 4 x 4 posts or get a helper to keep them stable.
  6. Cut two, 6′ 2 x 6 pieces for the top beams. Add a scroll, miter or other detail to dress the ends. Check that your structure is square before fastening beams. Fasten first beam to the outside top of front posts with 4″ construction screws, making sure the beam projects out equally on each side. Fasten the second beam in the same manner to the back posts.
  7. Install the seat back frame between the back posts. Make a mark 36″ up on each rear post to mark the location of the bottom of the seat back frame. Install a 2 x 4 in between the rear face of the rear posts. Drive screws in at angles through the 2 x 4 into the 4 x 4 (called toenailing).
  8. Lay a 2 x 4 scrap across the seat frame. Position a second 2 x 4 scrap between the seat frame and the seat back frame. Use the horizontal 2 x 4 to trace the angle of the seat on the second 2 x 4. Cut and install three, 2 x 4 pieces on the left, right and center of seat back.
  9. Cut and install 2 x 4 seat decking on the seat base and seat back frame. Make sure to gap the boards. Use a screw as a spacer. Cut 2 x 2 to create the beams that cross the top of the arbor. These are called purlins.
  10. Fabricate 2 x 2 lattice detail to your liking. Measure it to fit between front and back posts, and top and bottom boxes.
  11. Using a power sander, sand all rough surfaces of the arbor, lattices and purlins until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White on all wood to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Let dry 10 minutes. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  12. Decide on a color scheme for your design. We’re using Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White for the structure of the arbor and Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Bright Idea for the lattices. Spray surfaces of arbor and purlins evenly with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  13. Spray surfaces of lattices evenly, using multiple light coats of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Bright Idea until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  14. Install 2 x 2 lattices using a finishing nailer. Fasten to the inside of the inset seat and top base boxes.
  15. Create a level, stable foundation for your arbor in the location you desire. This can be done by cutting the posts longer than mentioned above and burying them (like a fence post), creating concrete footing, fastening to an existing fence or a variety of other methods.
  16. Once your outdoor arbor is in place, install purlins on top of structure by spacing them equally across the top and securing them with deck screws.

Project 03: Personalized kids
growth chart

Skill Level: 2   :    Project Time : 7 – 7.50 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray #51318

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Gloss Stone Gray #51605
Gloss Peekaboo Blue #51517
Satin Pistachio #53563
Flat White #51502

 

Krylon ColorMaster Crystal Clear Acrylic Flat #53530

 

(1) 1 x 8 pressure-treated wood @ 6′

 

Fine-grain sandpaper or sander, tack cloth, ruler, 1″ painter’s tape, number stencils 1-6 , picture hanging kit

SURFACE PREPARATION

Kids grow up so quickly. Keep track of their progress with this beautiful and functional homemade growth chart for kids.

  1. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area.
  2. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all surfaces of the 1 x 8 until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer Gray to the wood. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack clothTip: New wood is porous and tends to absorb paint. Using a primer reduces paint absorption and increases surface texture, leading to better coverage.
  3. Coat the entire surface of the board with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Stone Gray. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  4. Determine where you want to start your measurement. We hung our board 1′ off the ground, so we started our measurement at that mark. Use a ruler and pencil to mark off (make light marks) all the inches and feet. Using your 1″ painter’s tape, start at the bottom and tape off between every other inch mark, using the ruler to help keep your tape lines straight.
  5. Next, you will create another layer of masking over the painter’s tape. Starting at the bottom, mask off every other 1-foot section. (See tip.) When done, you should have three, 1-foot striped sections and three, 1-foot completely masked sections.Tip: To quickly mask off a larger area, simply use painter’s tape to secure paper or plastic sheets over the surface of the entire area. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the use of tape.
  6. Paint the unmasked 1-foot striped sections of your board with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Pistachio. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  7. Remove masking tape on masked 1-foot sections. Using the same masking technique, mask off the already painted three, 1-foot sections. Paint these sections of your board with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Peekaboo Blue. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  8. Remove all tape and all masking. Select a stencil. We created our own out of vellum, but you can buy a premade one from any home or craft store. Position your first stencil so the color transition on the board runs through the middle of the number stencil. For the number “1,” you will only have the top half of the number on the board, the bottom half will be hanging off the bottom.
  9. Mask off around your first stencil to prevent overspray (See tip.) Spray a coat of Krylon ColorMaster Gloss White over the stencil. Pull back to 10″ to 12″ for a lighter, ghosted effect. Let dry 10 minutes before removing stencil.Tip: To quickly mask off the stencil, simply lay paper or plastic sheets around the edges of the stencil. This gives you a wider area to protect from overspray and reduces the need to tape.
  10. Repeat step 8 with remaining number stencils remembering to position each stencil so the color transition on the board runs through the middle of the number stencil, and to pull back to 10″ to 12″ for a lighter, ghosted effect.
  11. Coat the entire surface of the board with Krylon ColorMaster Acrylic Crystal Clear Flat. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats. Let dry to handle, at least 1 hour.
  12. Attach two picture hangers on the backside of the Personalized Kid’s Growth Chart and mount it to wall. Remember to measure and hang the bottom exactly 1′ from the ground.

Project 24: Cabinet transformed into
bathroom vanity

Skill Level: 5 : Project Time : 6.50-7 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint
Satin Jade #53509
Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze
#51254 or Metallic Brushed
Nickel #51255

 

(1) old cabinet or dresser sized to fit your bathroom

 

Sink and faucet of your choice

 

Plumbing supplies

 

Fine-grit sandpaper or belt sander, steel wool, tack cloth, drop cloth, painter’s tape, caulk, screwdriver

 

Jigsaw

INSTRUCTIONS

Give your bathroom a touch of upcycled style by transforming an old cabinet into a bathroom vanity centerpiece.

  1. Relocate your bathroom vanity outside or to a well-ventilated area. Remove all drawers and cabinet doors from your vanity. Remove all hardware from drawers and cabinet doors. If desired, paint the old hardware with the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint (see note).Tip: Number your drawers and cabinet doors, and draw up a rough outline of how they fit together. This will help you reattach the pieces at the end of the project.
  2. If you’re using an existing dresser or cabinet, clean all surfaces with a degreasing cleaner. Rinse with water and let dry.
  3. Using fine-grit sandpaper or a power sander, sand all paintable surfaces of vanity base, drawers and cabinet doors until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Lay out sink location. Typically, the center is the best spot. Use the layout template provided by sink manufacturer to mark cut lines. Apply painter’s tape in the area of the cut to help minimize tear-out while cutting.
  5. Cut out sink. Predrill a hole along the edge of your outline large enough to accept the jigsaw blade and cut out the circle. Use jigsaw to cut the hole, making sure you don’t cut through the front or structure of the piece.
  6. Dry-fit the sink to make sure it fits. Tune up the cut as needed, using sandpaper or a belt sander.
  7. Determine what to do with top drawers on your particular dresser. Depending on how your bathroom vanity is constructed, the top drawers or cabinets may need to be altered.
  8. Lay out and cut the back of the vanity as necessary to accommodate plumbing supply lines and drain.
  9. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to all paintable surfaces of the vanity to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  10. Cover work area with a drop cloth. Prop up drawers and cabinet doors on cloth and apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to all paintable surfaces. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.Tip: For best results, prop up all drawers and cabinet doors so all sprayable surfaces are vertical.
  11. Decide on a color scheme for your bathroom vanity. We used Krylon ColorMaster Satin Jade. With the drawers and cabinets removed, spray surfaces of the vanity evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  12. Coat all paintable surfaces of the drawers and cabinet doors with Krylon ColorMaster Satin Jade. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  13. To create a distressed look, take a piece of medium-grit sandpaper and gently remove paint at your discretion. This will allow some of the original color to show through, adding some age to your creation. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  14. After all pieces are dry to handle – about 1 hour – reattach all hardware to drawers and cabinets. Relocate repainted and refinished bathroom vanity to desired location, then replace all drawers and cabinet doors.
  15. Install sink and caulk according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  16. Install faucet according to manufacturer’s instructions, using layout templates provided.
  17. Connect to plumbing. Note: Plumbing connections vary by home’s age and existing conditions. If there are no shut-off valves or you have threaded galvanized pipe, you may need a plumber to complete the installation.

Note:
To paint your existing hardware, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of the hardware; wipe clean with tack cloth. Rinse with water and let dry. Place the hardware on the drop cloth. Coat all surfaces with Krylon ColorMaster paint. We used Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour – before reattaching to drawers and cabinet doors.

Project 22: Repainted and refinished
kitchen island

Skill Level: 3   :    Project Time : 2-2.5 hrs

MATERIALS

Krylon® ColorMasterTM Primer White #51315

 

Krylon ColorMaster Paint Gloss Ivy Leaf #51515

 

New or existing kitchen island

 

Fine-grit sandpaper or power sander, drop cloth, tack cloth, painter’s tape, screwdriver

INSTRUCTIONS

Repaint and refinish your kitchen island with these easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions from Krylon®.

  1. Relocate your kitchen island outside or in a well-ventilated area. Remove all drawers and cabinet doors from your kitchen island. Remove all hardware from drawers and cabinet doors. If desired, paint the old hardware with the Krylon® ColorMasterTM Paint (see note).Tip: Number your drawers and cabinet doors and draw a rough outline of how they fit together. This will help you reattach the pieces at the end of the project.
  2. If you’re using an existing island, clean all surfaces with a degreasing cleaner, rinse with water and let dry. Using painter’s tape, mask off all unpaintable surfaces, including countertop.
  3. Using fine sandpaper or a power sander, sand all paintable surfaces until smooth. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  4. Following instructions, apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to all paintable surfaces of the island to further improve adhesion and provide added durability. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.
  5. Cover work area with a drop cloth. Prop up drawers and cabinet doors on cloth and apply a light coat of Krylon ColorMaster Primer White to all paintable surfaces. Give all wood pieces a second light sanding with fine sandpaper, if needed. Remove dust using tack cloth.Tip: For best results, prop up all drawers and cabinet doors so all sprayable surfaces are vertical.
  6. Decide on a color scheme for your kitchen island design. We used Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. With the drawers and cabinets removed, coat all paintable surfaces of the island with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour.
  7. Coat all paintable surfaces of the drawers and cabinet doors with Krylon ColorMaster Gloss Ivy Leaf. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour. Once all pieces are dry to handle – about 1 hour – reattach all hardware to drawers and cabinets.
  8. Relocate repainted and refinished kitchen island to desired location, then replace all drawers and cabinet doors.

Note:
To paint your existing hardware, use steel wool or sandpaper to prep and dull the exterior surface of the hardware; wipe clean with tack cloth. Wash the hardware with a degreasing cleaner, rinse with water and let dry. Set up a spray area by covering work area with a drop cloth. Make sure it is a well-ventilated area. Place the hardware on the drop cloth. Coat all surfaces with the Krylon ColorMaster Paint of your choice. Spray surfaces evenly, using multiple light coats until you achieve the appearance you desire. Waiting 30 to 60 seconds between coats will help achieve a smoother finish. Let dry to handle – at least 1 hour – before reattaching to drawers and cabinet doors.