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Paint by Number Paintings - Vintage and DIY

Paint by number (PBN) paintings are  paint kits with a printed board of the "scene" you are painting. It has little numbers inside areas to designate paint colors - these numbers correspond to tiny "pots" of paint. If it is painted exactly by the directions you will have a lovely painting.

I had one of these PBNs when I was a kid. I think it was a horse. I'm pretty sure I never finished it. I remember thinking how hard it was to do... all the little lines and then filling in the little lines with paint.


I was at a tag sale and I found TWO old paint by number paintings. I'm SO THRILLED with them. I had to share them with you. They cost me $8. for the two of them. How cheap is that?

Ocean view violent waves painting

paint by number vintage painting of a mountain and bridge

A bit of history about "paint-by-number" paintings according to Wikipedia:  "In 1951 Palmer Paint introduced the Craft Master brand which sold over 12 million kits. This public response induced other companies to produce their own versions of paint by number. The Craft Master paint-kit box tops proclaimed, "A BEAUTIFUL OIL PAINTING THE FIRST TIME YOU TRY." Following the death of Max Klein in 1993, his daughter, Jacquelyn Schiffman, donated the Palmer Paint Co. archives to the Smithsonian Museum of American History.[2]"

Then my sister, Carol, found a few also at a local antique/furniture store. Here are the ones she has. I love them so much!!

vintage paint by number church and tree

I might have brightened this one up a bit too much. Oops.

paint by number painting of a barn with a horse

paint by number vintage painting of barn and out buildings


As I was researching PBN painting I came across tutorials for how to make your OWN paint by number paintings. I was thinking, 'why do another tutorial when there are some already out there?'

Here they are:

Jamie at Infarrantly Creative did a fabulous tutorial on DIY paint by number paintings. I love it and it looks fairly easy.  You first have to take a picture and then manipulate it in a picture program. I used PicMonkey and it worked great. You could hop over to Jamie's and take a look. It's very easy to follow.

Nikki, at Ambitious Procrastinator, also did a tutorial on how to do Paint by number paintings. She did kitty cats. Cute.

Here is a picture I took and then "posterized" it in Picmonkey.

bright pink impatiens

Once posterized you can clearly see the different colors. 

posterized picture for paint by number painting

Then you would print out the posterized picture and go to the store and buy little acrylic paints close to the colors on the picture as you could get. You could mix your own paint colors also which would probably be better but acrylics dry up so FAST.

The pattern does have to be somehow transferred to a canvas board (this is the tedious part, people). Jamie or Nikki have that covered so get on over there if you think you'd like to make your OWN paint by number paintings. 

OR how about putting one of these vintage PBN paintings on your wall as a MURAL??? I want one. I want to do everything (have I mentioned that?). Seriously, this is cool.

MURALS of Vintage Paint by Number Paintings

After doing a search on Google I found a girl who reproduced a vintage PBN painting as a mural on her son's wall. Katie's Pencil Box. See how she put the numbers on the wall to tell her which color went where?

DIY paint by number wall mural

Tutorial for painting a paint-by-number mural  on the wall. HERE

Vintage PBN turned into a mural..another tutorial.. HERE.


Ebay and Etsy are loaded with PBN to buy -  

search Paint by number vintage.


If you want to buy some kits to actually paint Amazon has some for sale. They have kid's paint by number kits also. (I will not get any reimbursement for this).... zero... zip... zilch.. dang...

Here are some of the PBNs offered on Amazon. 







Does anyone remember doing paint-by-number paintings? Does anyone still have them?

Aren't they pretty to look at? So nostalgic for me..

Best wishes, everyone,



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Mural Wall Art Paint by Numbers DIY Acrylic Painting Kit for Kids & Adults Beginner – 16” x 20” Fresh Flowers with 3 Brushes & Bright Colors

Why Choose The Mural Wall Art Acrylic Paint By Numbers Kit?

Unlike other cheaply-made alternatives, we have made sure that:

The eye-catching acrylic colors are not too thick, so you don’t have to add water. Plus, the acrylic paints are enough to cover the whole painting, so no need to worry about that.

Our sturdy brushes will help you paint every single detail effortlessly!

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Package Include: *1 pcs pre-printed textured art canvas *1 set acrylic paints *1 set brushes(include 3pcs)

Accessories: paper packaging + hook + number drawing + renderings

The Paint: Healthy digital pigments, high color reproduction, bright colors.

  • Paint can be directly colored, no need to add water.
  • Paint coverage is strong, the painting process if the error, you can cover the correct color.
  • The paint is easy to dry, when you don't use, cover the lid, If the paint is too dry, add 1-2 drops of water to stir evenly, remember don't too much.
  • The paint box corresponds to the number on the canvas, and the unmarked pigments correspond to the shaded parts of the canvas. It provide high quality and enough acrylic paint with vibrant colors, no need to mix or blend, effortless to paint with big fun!
  • 3 Useful size paintbrush can be applied for differnt area in the pre-printed canvas, let your picture looks more real! Paint by Numbers for Adults You will addicted to enjoying this entertainments, FORGET ALL troubles, pains, stress, feel more relax and joyful.
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Paint by Number Murals

Like Brownies from a Box Mix!

Yes, you read that right! Paint by number murals really are like brownies from a box mix…quick and easy, with homemade results – and inexpensive too!

The Main Ingredients are Included

You won’t need to supply the eggs and oil, but with paint by number murals you may need to purchase your own paints and brushes.

If the paints are not included with the kit, the manufacturer will include a suggested list of paint colors. However, the final color choices will be left to your discretion (and your decor!).

Most manufacturers recommend using acrylic craft paints, which are inexpensive and can be purchased at your local hobby store.

Click here to read more about choosing the right brushes and paints for paint by number murals.

Quick and Easy

Paint by Number Wall Murals

Creating wall murals from scratch may quickly leave you overwhelmed. You have to do a lot of homework before you even put a paintbrush to the wall – from finding an art piece to picking a transfer method to selecting the right colors. With paint by number murals you can avoid these headaches. You will have an easy to paint art piece with the right amount of detail that is easily transferred to the wall.

Most paint by number kits come with a pattern that is backed with transfer paper (similar to carbon paper). After choosing the location of the mural, the pattern is hung on the wall with masking tape. The pattern is traced with a sharp pencil or pen, so that the image is transferred to the wall. The pattern is removed, revealing the wall mural’s outline. The pattern is then filled in using the manufacturer’s suggested paint colors or colors of your choice.

Almost Homemade

Just as brownie mixes can be jazzed up with a few extra special ingredients, so can paint by number wall murals!

If the mural is not the right size for your space, play with it a little. For example, if it is too large for your space, leave out a few elements from the pattern or tape the pattern with the middle in a corner of the room, so that the mural is spread over two walls. Too small? Many patterns can be reused – so go ahead, reuse some of the elements to make it bigger. Some manufacturers even offer different sizes of the same pattern, so you can choose what works best for your wall.

If you don’t like the colors suggested by the manufacturer, use your own. Or personalize the mural by adding a favorite phrase or child’s name, either by hand painting or using rub on transfers. Some manufacturers even include this type of personalization with the pattern for a small additional cost.

Kids Love Them…And So Do Adults!

Because of their simple patterns and bright, fun colors, paint by number murals are especially popular for kids’ bedrooms and play rooms. From garden themes to baseball diamonds to jungle animals, you should have no problem finding paint by number murals that will enhance your child’s room theme or spark your little one’s imagination.

But, just as brownies are not just for kids, nor are paint by number murals. If you are looking for something with a little more grown-up flair, don’t fret - there are also paint by number kits designed with you in mind.

Overall, paint by number murals are an excellent option for just about anyone. They offer a homemade look with a do it yourself price tag. Expect to spend less than $100 and be able complete your project in a weekend.

Where to Purchase

There are several online retailers that sell paint by number murals for reasonable prices.

Elephants on the Wall designs and produces do-it-yourself paint by number wall murals for kids' rooms. These easy to do murals are perfect for the "artistically challenged". Simply TAPE, TRACE & PAINT. The hardest part is to choose between all of the fun & whimsical designs!

Visit Bug on a Wall for full-size paint by number kids' murals - just cut, trace, paint and enjoy! While you are there, make sure you check out the custom name and monogram murals - a great way to add an extra special touch to your little one's room!

You may also be able to purchase paint by number murals at your local craft or hobby store. Some specialty home furnishing stores also carry them.

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU - Paint By Numbers Review

He peered cautiously into the bedroom. The wife slept alone on the bed, her guest had already left. I entered the room. He pulled the sheet off his wife, and, lo and behold.

Kit paint mural by number

It fits snugly against my body, outlining every contour of my musculature. I leave the bathroom. Danis stood there and was already staring at me openly. He sighs heavily, seeing me in this T-shirt, seeing how it fits tightly around my torso.

GIANT PAINT BY NUMBERS MURAL at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts Vlog 2019!

Where are you lathering up. Dad, I have an urgent matter of national importance. Try to solve it before the evening. Vera and her daughter will arrive in the evening.

Now discussing:

I woke up from periodic signals of a mobile phone. It was the battery that was running out, which was indicated by the speaker with a disgusting, squeaking sound. Opening my eyes, I did not immediately understand where I was. Tulle curtains, some pictures on the bedside table, a huge wardrobe on the opposite wall.

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