Happy Guest: Dab It Yourself!

24 September 2013 1


Hi everyone! I’m Dabito from Old Brand New and I’m thrilled to be filling in for Igor today. I just wanted to share some quick and dirty tips on painting planters, poufs and old paintings you already own to give your home an updated look without spending a fortune.

With planters, I like to use Rust-Oleum paint. I love the drip effect so I paint around it and dab a little extra paint in certain spots to allow the drip to happen.

For poufs, I use interior paint. I got the poufs from Ikea and you can use it to hang it on the wall, for sitting, or even stack a few to create a nightstand. 

And finally, for paintings, I’ve been going to thrift stores to find old paintings that are perfectly mounted and framed. And then I just paint over it an make it my own. 

I hope you find these tips inspiring. Have fun dabbing it yourself! Sweet thanks to Igor for having me over.

Photography by Dabito / Old Brand New

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  • Reply Carole Poirot 24 September 2013 at 10:05

    Great little diy tips, I especially like the drip-paint planter. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Elodie Love 24 September 2013 at 17:25

    Those tips are definitely helping to create a happy interior. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 24 September 2013 at 17:46

    Really good tips. Love a bit of DIY!

  • Reply Deborah What I Always Wanted 24 September 2013 at 18:20

    Simple little tips to create fun and add colour!

  • Reply Judith 24 September 2013 at 20:25

    Awesome! I really enjoy following @dabito on IG and love the tip about thrifting well mounted & framed painting for customization πŸ™‚ Thanks Dabito & Igor!

  • Reply Sarah @ Mocha 25 September 2013 at 09:14

    What a great way to update otherwise boring planters and give them a new lease of life πŸ™‚

  • Reply Holly 25 September 2013 at 18:20

    nice tips here! Hopping over to your blog now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 25 September 2013 at 19:14

    I love the idea of painting over an old painting! Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 25 September 2013 at 21:22

    Hi Dabito-nice to meet you Here! Lovely post-and ideas that are close to my heart πŸ™‚

  • Reply Riaharaj 27 September 2013 at 11:19

    Lovely interior design. I am an artist. That was very very lovely.

  • Reply Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating 11 October 2013 at 01:38

    I landed here via the black and white painting. Funny, just yesterday I finished a black and white abstract painting of my own, using framed art I had purchased at a thrift shop. I scooped it up for $4 when I saw the gold professional frame. I have a couple other with different colored frames and different sizes, but any time I come across a nice professional metal simple frame at a thrift shop, I’m on it. To create my art, I removed the frame, painted right over the glass, then reassembled the frame. Now it’s ready to hang on the wall. I am stoked.

  • Reply Rachel 13 January 2014 at 20:00

    It looks amazing getting old pics and putting your own painting touch on it is great. The white walls help enhance the beautiful natural lighting.

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