If you’re sitting on a stash of leftover latex paint, you have a gold mine when it comes to home decorating. With a little imagination and creative flair, you can use paint leftovers to give your home extra appeal, and have lots of fun in the process.


Want to give it a go? Try this idea, courtesy of the Paint Quality Institute. You’ll be surprised at the way forgotten paint can infuse new life into your home interior.


Make kitchen items kitschy. It takes only a little leftover paint to impart canisters, coasters, or the handles of wooden spoons and spatulas with bright, fun color that can make cooking more joyful.