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Pre-Holiday Paint Jobs You Can Get Done Before Thanksgiving

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Pre-Holiday Paint Jobs You Can Get Done Before Thanksgiving. Get paint advice from the experts at JC Licht in Chicago, IL.

We don’t mean to cause widespread panic, but your family is planning to come for Thanksgiving (yikes). Is your home ready to handle holiday hosting duties?

If the answer causes you to break out in a cold sweat, breathe easy – because a touch of paint in strategically-located spots can do wonders for beautifying your living space in a jiff.

By checking off these few small, simple projects from your to-do list, you’ll be able to spruce up your home, hide the scuffs and dings you’ve been meaning to cover up anyway, and as a bonus, create a welcoming look so clean and fresh it’ll even impress your in-laws. Ahem

Front Door and Entrance

Get your gathering off on the right foot with a front entrance that will have guests saying “wow” even before their coats are off. Choosing a bold, bright paint color for the front door ensures a great first impression, while painting the door’s interior gives your entryway a boost too.

Accent Wall

Accentuate the positive by experimenting with a color that makes your space pop. Accent walls, also called feature walls, are painted a different color than the rest, so have some fun with it. We also really like the idea that if time is tight, there’s only one wall to paint.


Get a grip on those high-traffic areas and touch points that get a lot of daily use but rarely get any love. Like railings. A fresh coat of paint can bring new life and a sense of detail to your home’s décor.


If wall color is the star, the trim is definitely the best supporting player. Painting the trim is a simple, yet effective way to complete the look of room, enhancing the color of the walls and bringing additional visual interest to the space.

Fireplace Mantel

Every traditional heartwarming holiday scene features a fireplace as its focal point. Whether your fireplace is cozy or contemporary, a fresh coat of paint (yes, even on brick!) can transform the look and feel of the main entertaining space.

Dining Room

At Thanksgiving, the dining room is the second most important room of the home (after the kitchen, naturally). Since you’ll be spending a great deal of time with your guests here, a fresh coat of paint is just the recipe for making the space as appetizing as possible.

Let’s talk turkey about how to get your home looking its best before Thanksgiving. Come in and see us for everything you need to complete your DIY projects and impress your guests this holiday season.

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