It’s the easiest DIY in the world: A fresh coat of paint. But if it’s so easy, why is it so hard to commit to covering up that old, beautiful wood (even if it’s a little — okay, a lot — scratched)? Say goodbye to those cold feet. These bright and beautiful creations will inspire you to whip out the brushes tonight.

1. A Yellow Statement: Nothing’s mellow about this yellow. Unite random thrift store chairs together with a coat of the same vibrant yellow paint. (via A Beautiful Mess)

2. Antique Idea: Add color, then texture with a little sanding and a lot of creativity. (via This Must Be The Place)

3. Green With Envy: It’s a little classic, a little unique and a lot of fun. This traditional dresser loses a few years with a green cover up. (via HGTV)

4. Beautiful Bar Stools: Now, that’s a bar that’s calling everyone’s name. Update industrial chic seats with bright colors to match your home decor. (via Remodelista)

5. Side Table Style: A bright blue hue on this side table is juuuuust right. Stack colorful books on top for extra flair. (via Coffee with Ginger)

6. Cheery Chairs: Bright is right for your dining room — from the cabinets to the dishware. It wouldn’t be complete without a set of six wonderfully different colored chairs. (via Gina McMurtrey Interiors)

7. Peachy Keen Desk: This shade of peach is perfect for a trendy-meets-girly home office. (via A Beautiful Mess)

8. Take a Seat: Add a little shine to your color! Bright, shiny and out of sight. (via Brit + Co.)

9. Geometric Patterns: Who says you have to cover the entire piece with the same color? Detail is everything in a gorgeous geometric design. (via Digs Digs)

10. Green Drawer Love: Chalk-like paint gives a dresser tons of depth and character. (via Lowes)

11. Pretty Pet Bed: You won’t believe how much your favorite furry friend will love this dog bed. Pile on some pillows for a guaranteed good nap. (via Our Nerd Home)

12. Chairs to Cherish: Neon chairs turn a breakfast nook into a happening hangout in just a few coats. (via The Vintage Home)

13. Blue Beauty: Dress up your dresser with bright cheery robin’s egg and you’ll be anything but blue. (via Astral Riles)

14. Table Love: Let your kitchen table steal the spotlight! A deep green coat of paint is chic, yet playful, and great for all sorts of activities! (via Style Juicer)

15. Two Hue Happiness: Who says you can only have a one-color refresh? An inside, outside fresh idea like this is a total winner! (via Lowes)

16. Desk Decor: Your furniture doesn’t have to be made out of wood to get a paint update. This vintage metal desk got a pink makeover that’s simply stunning. (via The Winsome Girl)

17. Piano Pick: There’s no sweeter tune to our ears than a style savvy piano — in bright green none the less! (via Design Mom)

18. Headboard Heaven: Who knew an Ikea headboard could perk up so much with a yellow top coat? Somebody out there obviously did. (via Hello Hue)

19. Dipped Decor! No, not like the dance move! Do it in paint for a truly unique statement. (via Zip Realty)

20. A Splash of Color: When all else fails, just go crazy! Use up your leftover paints for a totally inspirational and one-of-a-kind dresser. (via Skimbaco Lifestyle)

What piece of furniture have you been dying to re-do, but haven’t worked up the nerve to paint yet? Tell us below in the comments!