My walls are covered with family pictures, handmade quilts, sentimental stuffed animals, and hard-earned awards—so it's no secret that I love decorating. Nevertheless, those little holes left by pushpins and nails drive me up the wall. Luckily, I have a free weapon in my quick fix arsenal—toothpaste. Here is how you can fix all of those dents and dings on the cheap!
1. Squeeze and Scrape
Purchase a tube of toothpaste, preferably the same shade as your wall, or use your current toothpaste. Simply squeeze the toothpaste into the hole, and use your finger, a spatula, a playing card or the blunt side of a butter knife to scrape of the excess.
2. Reapply and Paint
Because toothpaste tends to crack and shrink, you may need to apply a second coat. Once the toothpaste dries, you can either leave the wall as is or touch it up with paint, nail polish, permanent markers or wallpaper.
Bonus tip: If the toothpaste is shinier than your matte wall, you can create a dull paste with aspirin. Crush a single aspirin into a fine powder. Then add a small drop of water. Mix the paste with your finger, smear it on the wall, and wipe away the excess.