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Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project
Before you grab that first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid of
"first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid... decided to decorate your home. Now what? Whether you’re furnishing your first place... decades, decorating can be a challenging task, filled with costly decisions whose outcomes... entire decorating process, from initial inspirations to final floor plans. We’ll talk... to the paint/design center and grab tons of paint chips and put them in too. Look..."
Budget Decorator: 25 Fab Projects With 1 Paint Can
Whether there's only an inch left or your paint can overfloweth, these household painting projects will get your creative juices flowing
"or your paint can overfloweth, these household painting projects will get your creative... for your decorating buck, there is no question that paint reigns supreme. But if you... can of paint by using it in a number of smaller projects. Whether you are starting... creative painting ideas include something for every room in the house.... can of paint! It never ceases to amaze me how paint can transform a room. I like..."
Loving Color: 5 Ways to Decorate With Paint Chips
"also-ran paint strips into conversation-starting art and accessories for your home... coat of paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform a room. But deciding... remaining paint chips lying around. Don't just recycle these colorful pieces of paper... up the paint chips in their homes.... samples of paint chips around the house. The paint companies are generous with their free... choosing paint, the paint companies will have to limit the store display supply in some..."
Bulletproof Decorating: How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint
Choose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting good looks. Here are some getting-started tips
"ose a paint with some heft and a little sheen for walls and ceilings with long-lasting... kind of paint you choose. The right blend, finish and color can make a difference in... how the paint wears and resists grime and abuse. Here’s what you need to know to... different paint. I don't like to paint more than I have to, and this paint is great... anyone-but painting with Behr is like painting with skim milk vs painting with cream...."
Decorating With Antiques: Painted Furniture Brings the Eye Candy
Too much brown got you down? Lighten up with antique furniture decorated with artistic designs or awash in a lovely hue
"furniture decorated with artistic designs or awash in a lovely hue... It’s painted furniture to the rescue! In 1917 interior decorator Ruby Ross Wood... room decorated with antiques can often appear somber and a little too serious,... said that painted furniture “is the salvation of many a too-dark room.” It brings a lift... American, painted furniture is the eye candy of the antiques world.... chalk paint recently and plan on painting the dresser frame a soothing green and..."
Decorating Kid's Rooms With Chalkboard Paint
"tips for painting with chalkboard paint: 1) First paint the area with a layer of dark... 2) Next paint on a layer of chalkboard paint. And the paint doesn't have to be black... with any decor! 3) After the paint dries cover the entire surface with chalk, using... trouble!) Paint an entire wall, a door, or simply hang a framed chalkboard and let the... chalkboard paints now on the market...pink, green, yellow, blue...colors to coordinate..."
DIY: How to Paint Stripes on Your Floor
Paint brings a dreary porch floor to life in New England — watch the process unfold and get tips and ideas for your own floors
"Paint brings a dreary porch floor to life in New England — watch the process unfold... power of paint. Benjamin Moore's Decorators White on the walls and Harbor Fog on the... idea: painting gray and white stripes on the floor.... hints like painting the base color on the tape to seal it down before painting the striped... professional decorative painting. It's an extra step that truly makes all the difference... want to paint - remember the tape will be on the "don't want to paint this" side of..."
DIY: How to Paint a Sisal Rug
"tape and paint. Designers Jenna Burger and Lydia Pudel show us how they completely updated... acrylic paints or does it have to be wall paint ? Is this work on wool rugs Can you... after painting. 4) mix dark grey paint w fabric medium and roll over stencil opening... you hand painted your "stencilled" rug, and then filled in the outline in cream as well... house painting...2) with your sisal rug now entirely "primed" in cream (or whatever..."
Easy Green: 5 Ecofriendly Paint Companies
Dizzy spells and headaches, begone. Be kinder to your health and the environment with these safer paint choices for your interior decorating
"safer paint choices for your interior decorating... ecofriendly paint companies. Why choose ecofriendly paint? Traditional paint products... traditional paint. The federal government already regulates VOCs in paint, but the new... as the paint dries, potentially causing health problems and damage to the environment... ecofriendly paint products on the market go a step further with reduced levels of VOCs... zero VOC? Paint that is labeled "low VOC" contains less than 50 grams per liter, while..."
Wake Up Your Bathroom Decor With a Gorgeous Statement Wall
"stone, decorative glass, wallpaper or paint... lick of paint. But perhaps it’s time to unlock your creative side and install a wall... slice of decorative stone. Try just one wall of color or pattern, or go all-out on four... a good decorative painter in your area would be able to paint something like this... tile and paint really give the chance to dress it up. I have a question for Oliver;... famous painting by Tadema http;//www.mosaicsyourway.com I really like the pot holders..."
From the Pros: How to Paint Interior Walls
A slapdash approach can lower a room's entire look, so open your eyes to this wise advice before you open a single paint can
"Redhill Painting. "But that's rarely the case." Wall preparation, painting techniques... Painting an interior wall might seem like an easy design fix, but like most home... think that painting over a wall with a light color only needs one coat," says Philip Storey... type of paint and finish all affect the result. Here's the scoop from four professionals... coat of paint gives. I've painted almost everything, a floor being the only exception..."
From Queasy Colors to Killer Tables: Your Worst Decorating Mistakes
"blunders, painting problems and DIY disasters... dumbest decorating decisions I’d ever made. More than 300 of you responded with your... : 1. Painting anything yellow. 2. Furniture that wouldn’t fit through doorways.... home. 4. Painting anything yellow. Because it can take a while to read 300 comments... drying paint and the paint peels right off! We had painted latex over oil based enamel... worked at a paint manufacturer, was being sweet and brought me cans of paint to freshen..."
Fix Those 'Whoopsies': 9 Fast Solutions for Decorating Mistakes
Don't suffer in silence over a paint, furniture or rug snafu — these affordable workarounds can help
"over a paint, furniture or rug snafu — these affordable workarounds can help... grandparents painted their house, they thought the color would be a soft apricot — but it... missteps when decorating — even top designers make mistakes, overspend and have regrets.... had more decorating experience at the time, I would have refashioned my embroidered... Whatever your decorating woes, know that you are not alone! And here are loads of creative..."
How to Paint Perfect Wall Stripes
Draw the line on lackluster walls with crisply painted stripes. Here's the secret to getting them right
"crisply painted stripes. Here's the secret to getting them right... out your painting supplies, here's a helpful how-to that will help you achieve perfect... while the paint is still wet or tacky. What if you want to apply two coats of paint... Letting your paint 'dry' and letting your paint 'cure' are two different things. With... with blue paint on it, and for Step 5, when peeling off the tape, no blue paint on the..."
Decorate With Intention: Could a Mission Statement Help Your House?
Identify your home's purpose and style to make everything from picking paint colors to buying a new home easier
"picking paint colors to buying a new home easier... about decorating and more. We will walk through eight self-exploratory steps, building... changing a paint color, you can let your mission statement remind you of your priorities... can i decorate my home like an interior decorator. may i send you some pics of my... you to decorate my home or specially living area. waiting your prompt reply??????... to help decorate her and my son's new home. I asked her "what do you want your house..."