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Great Ideas — 20 Painted Projects to Make!!

Is there anything better than a fresh can of paint to breath new life into a project?

 Check out these DIY painted projects, creative and amazing for sure!  ..And don’t forget to check out all of the link ups — they are AWESOME!

Turn a Charger into a Mirror @ Sand & Sisal

Painted Silverware Organizer @ Live Love DIY

 Daily Goals for the Week @ Smile Like You Mean It

 Beachy Dresser with Burlap Shelves @ Liz Marie Blog 

 Spring Lantern @ Vixen Made

 Living Room Reveal @ June and Bear

 Stenciled Canvas Art @ Simply this and That

 Recycled Farm Table @ The Ironstone Nest

 Chalkboard Table @ Paddingtonway

 DIY Distressing Furniture with Ink @ Crafty Scrappy Happy 

 Giant H @ My Third True Love 

 Painted and Antiqued Wallpaper @ The Three Sweet Peas 

Turn Castoff Chairs into a Stylish Bench @ Four Mars and One Venus

Stripes always provide a welcome change @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Turquoise and Orange go hand and hand in this Painted Bedroom redo @ Tattered and Inked

The perfect project for a Spring Weekend, Painted Bird Houses @ Too Much Time

Painted Beadboard Dishwasher Update @ Saving 4 Six

Transform a cast off stool with Paint and a Stencil @ Blue Star Antiques

Stripes on furniture always adds some whimsy @ Liz Marie

Paint some beadboard and add it to Ikea cabinets to create Custom Lockers @ The Money Pit

And Don’t forget the super fashionable giveaway from Thistles Home and Gifts!!

 Thistles wants to give TWO lucky Tatertots and Jello readers Spring shopping sprees!! You can win $65 to Thistles Home and Gift by entering below!

And EVERYONE can enjoy 10% off when you enter ” TTJ10″ at checkout!

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Come link up YOUR ideas!!

Happy Saturday!!


Another Great Ideas post is coming up tonight!!!


  1. Tammy Adams says:

    I love the chalkboard table. Would be great in a childs playroom or classroom.

  2. What another great give away! You’re the best!

  3. Jen,
    Thanks for the shout-out! I ‘m honored to be in such great company!!

  4. Suzanne S. says:

    I love the aqua striped nightstand/end table. I hope to win the giveaway!

  5. Love the blue & white stripes!

  6. Fun stuff! Love the giveaway too!

  7. What awesome inspiration! Especially love the dresser with burlap. Need to find an old dresser now!

  8. Loooove that farm table. It seems like less of a wood hate-crime if you only paint the legs.

  9. I agree, paint can change anything! I love all these! Thanks for sharing!

  10. OMG OMG OMG OMG!! One of my little ole’ project was featured on TaterTotsAndJello?!?!?! *runs around squealing with delight!* Thanks so much.. I am totally flattered and excited (if you can’t tell!) There were so many great projects I am thrilled to be picked!! Thanks for hosting such a great party!

  11. Lots of talented DIY ladies were featured!!!!!

  12. Thank you so much for the feature Jen! I had no idea until a sweet reader congratulated me! Woo Hoo!! Doin’ a little happy dance over here! There were so many wonderful projects submitted this week! I can’t wait to visit them!

  13. What fabulous ideas!!!!! Love the farm table and chalkboard table. Thanks for sharing! I love you site!
    Chelsea, Fun Girls Vintage

  14. Thank you for featuring my silverware organizer, Jen!!! So excited to be included among such awesome talent! Thanks for hosting such a great party! ~ Virginia

  15. SOO inspiring!! I love them all!! And what an honor to be among them! Thank you!!

  16. charlotte says:

    i pinned them!! wonderful ideas…can’t wait to try them…

  17. Wow!!!! Thanks so much for featuring my giant H!!! It is in great company!! Happy weekend :)

  18. These are all great picks! Some folks amaze me, especially with the furniture projects. I haven’t gotten that brave yet.

  19. I like the beachy dresser and the bedroom by tattered and inked. Some people have such a good eye for creativity. I’m jealous!

  20. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says:

    Thanks for making my morning Jen! I love every project up there! Amazing what a little Paint can do! Thank you for including my bench in this round up!


  21. Thank you Jen for featuring my stenciled canvas art! So kind of you! These are some great inspirational projects!

  22. Love the yellow lantern!! Also — those Thistles bags are TOO CUTE!!

  23. These are some WONDERFUL projects. Great ideas for ways to spend my summer. Thanks for sharing.

  24. sometimes i think paint makes the world go ’round. thanks for featuring my living room along with so many great projects!

  25. Thanks for featuring my beds, Jen! Love these projects!

  26. Those are some great projects! Just found some more blogs I adore. Thanks for sharing!

    BTW, here’s another example of what paint can do: http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/ill-get-you-my-prettyand-your-little.html