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

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1. Sitting pretty

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

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2. Basket case

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

Images via Decor8 and Elle Decoration Sweden

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3. Hang five

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

images via Sugar and Cloth

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4. Pinteresting

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

images via Makezine and Better Homes and Gardens

Visit the colour page to pick your testers, and watch our How To Create Bathroom Storage video on Youtube for tips on how to dip-dye your baskets.