Cottage paint is quick and easy to use - no stripping, sanding or priming necessary - so it’s no surprise that it’s becoming quite popular among do-it-yourselfers.  The paint dries to a chalky matte finish, so it’s perfect for any project where you’re hoping to achieve that trendy shabby chic look.  We found 7 uses for cottage paint are not only simple, but will look great in almost any home.

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1. Mason Jars

Perfect for holding little gifts, candles, or a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, mason jars are incredibly versatile - and the perfect companion for cottage paint!  Since the paint sticks to both glass and metal, you can really let your creativity guide you, painting the entire jar or lid a solid color, or using image transfers (pictured) for a beautiful, soft look.  Perfect for holding little gifts, candles, or a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, mason jars are incredibly versatile - and the perfect companion for cottage paint!  Since the paint sticks to both glass and metal, you can really let your creativity guide you, painting the entire jar or lid a solid color, or using image transfers (pictured) for a beautiful, soft look.1

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2. Soap

Homemade soaps make wonderful gifts.  And cottage paint makes it easy to add your own personal touch to make the recipient feel extra special.  Yep, cottage paint sticks to soap too, so by using image transfers or stencils, you can turn your homemade DIY into something that looks incredibly professional.2

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3. Flower Pots

Give your garden a fresh new look!  A coat of cottage paint, a metal tag or washer, and an image transfer (if you desire) can turn a typical flower pot into one that’s far from ordinary.  Use these updated pots to add an extra pop of color to your patio.

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4. Dresser

If you have a dresser hanging around your house with good bones that’s totally outdated, cottage paint offers the perfect solution.  Choose a color of your choice, update the hardware, and - voila! - it’s almost as if you went out and bought a new piece of furniture (except your wallet doesn’t hurt as much).6568b9004ef592d1dbbbf4d5f4b76aec

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5. Kitchen Cupboards

Give your kitchen cupboards and instant update - and let family and friends know what’s for dinner!  The light blue border and painted handles give this cupboard door a very vintage feel.  Note that the word “Menu” is a stencil that was painted with acrylic paint. [Pinterest]

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6. Hutch

This small wall hutch is perfect for a cottage, beach house, or any home with a nautical theme.  The painted teal color makes the hutch a standout piece of furniture, while the neutral used for the interior shelves is perfect for letting the collection of shells and starfish shine.

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7. Table and Chairs

This table and chairs was given new life with a beautiful coat of white cottage paint.  Perfect for casual dining, we love the stenciled embellishments on the seats of the chairs and the top of the table.

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