The temperatures are rising and the flowers are blooming, which could only mean one thing: spring is almost here! With gorgeous sunny days ahead, now is the perfect time to get inspired and try some new spring wood projects you have been thinking about all winter. Well-ventilated craft spaces are project must-haves when you are working with paint, which is why spring is the best time to get started. Our experts have put together a list of their top five DIY spring wood projects using Real Milk Paint.

1. Upcycle Planter Boxes

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start planning out your summer garden. As you start to plan and plant, consider adding planter boxes throughout your backyard. Whether you upcycle some old ones or buy new, you can easily personalize the boxes with a coat of Real Milk Paint. Choose a paint color to complement your outdoor design theme, or apply a protective layer of Outdoor Defense Oil that will bring out the natural wood color. All our products are non-toxic making them safe to use for organic gardens.

2. Add Some Color with DIY Spring Home Decor

Adding new home décor can transform almost any room of your house by adding a pop of color. One simple DIY wood project for spring is making custom pastel photo frames. Start by collecting old photo frames from your home, garage sale, or thrift store. Remove the backs so you are just working on the frame. Tape off any place you do not want to get paint on. Next using a foam brush, use bright or pastel spring colors. You can also use a distressing technique for a rustic look. Once the paint dries, remove the tape, add your favorite photo, and replace the back of the frame.

3. Start Your Furniture Projects

Now that the weather has warmed up a bit, it’s time to paint any pieces of furniture you have been wanting to update. From updating an old china cabinet like we did as our project of the month, or staining a newly built dining room table to bring out the natural color and grain.

Did you know you can create a distressed look using Real Milk Paint products? Watch our distressing techniques videos to learn how.

4. Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the center of your home where friends and family gather most. Refresh the look and feel of your kitchen by updating the cabinets to give them a more rustic, farmhouse feel. Use our natural crackle paint to transform your kitchen into a stunning space. It adds character in a subtle yet beautiful way.

5. DIY Painted Canning Jars

Add a pop of color to any room in your house with DIY painted canning jars. Start by washing out old mason jars, removing any labels. Once you have a clean and dry jar, tape off any shapes or designs you would like to use. Anything under the tape will remain clear. You can also use stickers or other cutouts to create custom shapes, like flowers, animals, or letters.

Next, prepare your paint by mixing in Ultra-Bond Adhesion Promoter. This will make the paint stick better to the glass jars. Once the mixture is ready, paint a layer with a foam brush and let dry. Apply 2-4 more coats depending on the look and color you are trying to achieve. These jars are ideal for displaying fresh cut flowers from your garden!

We hope you are inspired after reading our five wood projects for spring using Real Milk Paint. For more project ideas, tutorials, and tips, visit our blog. Find all the materials and supplies you need by visiting our online store. Please share your spring projects with us on social media using the hashtag #yesRMP.