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Houzz Tour: Hand Crafting Rehabs a Michigan Farmhouse
Artisan-made and vintage furnishings, a coffered ceiling and agrarian touches give a century-old home warm appeal
"black painted trim and it was a good solution for a "matching" problem. I also like... the wall paint color? Thanks. Grain auger table legs. That is one table leg you do... bold paint is always a cost-effective way to add drama.Paint: Black Beauty, Benjamin... marks. The benches and buffets were made by a local artist, and the light was fashioned... trim and painted it a brown-black, because we needed something strong to stand up to..."
Hand-Painted Wallpaper Brings High-End Artistry to Rooms
Exquisite papers painted in glorious detail turn blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring luxury
"papers painted in glorious detail turn blank walls into expressive canvases conjuring... I saw hand-painted wallpaper in a house. I was so taken by the pattern and watery... flowers all painted with masterfully mixed colors. The process starts with room measurements... These hand-painted papers are really special and will be the heirloom papers of tomorrow... but I paint them on canvas. They're applied just like wallpaper. I love hand-painted..."
Get a Wallpaper Look With a Hand-Painted Touch
"lines with paint. The space feels that much more personal since I painted it all by hand... pattern in paint and use it in my entryway. I have used traditional stencil patterns before... stripping the paint on that wall and saying, 'Hey, look at this! Someone hand-painted this... home was painted white, with a similar lattice pattern painstakingly hand-painted on... I've done hand painted wall treatments before, I definitely think I'll try that. I'm..."
My Houzz: Colorful Hand Painting Bedecks a Creative Home
A kaleidoscope of colors on walls, furniture and fabrics brings an energetic spirit to a 1920s colonial in Texas
"design. Hand-painted murals, ombré dining walls, an impressive art collection and amazing... their painting degrees to work in this boldly remodeled 1920s Dallas colonial. With... stewart paint popped right up - the homeowners do their best to remember paint colors... goint to paint my own tree stump! Thank you for the inspiration. Love, love, love!... i do paint and stencil walls at my home. I know very well how painstaking work it..."
Woven Works of Art: Mexican Textiles Offer Rich Hand-Crafted Style
For colorful embroidery and patterns to decorate furniture, accessories and even walls and floors, look to the indigenous people of Mexico
"traveling go hand in hand, and learning about the origin of your furnishings makes them... art and hand-crafting tradition, but the region's most popular products come from three... Association. Hand weavers are everywhere! Great article! Beautiful use of Mexican blankets... attaching a painting I did of another old Mexican artist I found in Mexico. Thanks for... tapestry... painting.. anything. You can the take your photo and pull the colors from it..."
Edible Gardening Essentials: Tips for Traditional Hand Watering
Save the expense and hassle of a complicated garden system with a simple watering can or inexpensive hose add-ons
"watering by hand as too time consuming and not water efficient. Those concerns are valid... I find hand watering gives me that time to get closer to nature and what I'm doing... emphasize hand watering. I agree by manually watering you can see the plants and take... is by hand. Most of all, it is very therapeutical to be out there with your... watering by hand and collecting rain water is one step closer. I had to laugh out loud..."
DIY Project: Artful Scrap-Wood Bench
Salvage signs, block-printed wood and a secret compartment turn a handmade bench into an interactive work of art
"handmade bench into an interactive work of art... make a bench resembling the wood floor I was after. And since the pieces were imperfect... imperfect, my bench could be imperfect, because let's face it — I am not a woodworker. Low... about painting the legs black? It would pick up on the black in the bench and the... Love the bench and your designs on the wood. Would love to see more of your art. One... black paint. The other piece with the "6" on it is 1/8" thicker. To my surprise,..."
Bench Bar Stools Take a Stand in the Kitchen
It's high time these stylish seats get noticed — with both coziness and practicality, bench bar stools are a natural choice in the kitchen
"practicality, bench bar stools are a natural choice in the kitchen... space. Paint color and accessories get things going in the right direction, but have... instead of a bench just works better, otherwise it's awkward when one person wants to get... back the bench and the other is remaining seated. I think that is particularly true... antique bench pulled up to the kitchen island. It could seat at least three, possibly..."
Improve Your Love Life With a Romance-Ready Bedroom
Frank talk alert: Intimacy and your bedroom setup go hand in hand, says a clinical sexologist. Here's her advice for an alluring design
"setup go hand in hand, says a clinical sexologist. Here's her advice for an alluring... is the bench at the end of the bed. Make sure to use washable fabric though, or a... of my paintings, he had admired, on the wall of their bedroom.....a tribute to his... My painting, that he hung on HIS side of their bed, speaks volumes to the fact... have it painted and put it at the end of the bed to store the odd book and papers...."
Dining Set Makeover: Paint and Tea-Tinted Fabric Make Old Chairs New
Reclaim dated dining chairs for far less than buying new, using spray paint, modern fabric and a handful of tea bags
"spray paint, modern fabric and a handful of tea bags... with the hand-me-down dining set for three years, I was ready for a budget-friendly... Rather than paint the whole table, why not paint the top, or the rest, first and see if... of red paint? I only did one coat of red spray paint. But I used a base coat first... "new" painted chairs with the original table. If they had painted the table black... Don't paint the table black. The contrast between the wood and painted chairs is..."
Novel Ways With Bedroom Books
Reading and relaxing go hand in hand. See how designers are incorporating mini and all-out libraries in the bedroom
"relaxing go hand in hand. See how designers are incorporating mini and all-out libraries... pipe in hand, wrote his iconic novels nestled between the four posts of his carved... close at hand. The bookcase is a dark walnut color that 'matches' the table on my husbands... in your hand. I can be sitting in bed, drinking coffee and listening to an author... in my hands. Carrying over 200 books on an e-reader on a plane is positively amazing..."
Houzz Tour: Personality Drives a Modern Addition in Portland
Artistry goes hand in hand with increased light and space in this playful home filled with eclectic and cheeky details
"goes hand in hand with increased light and space in this playful home filled with... & Hand, had a vision for this house from the get-go. His team along with bright... Hammer & Hand, had a vision for this house from the get-go. His team along with bright... & Hand made this large Japanese ofuro tub out of Port Orford cedar. The incredibly... & Hand, custom designed the cabinetry for the kitchen with steel, Apple-Ply and..."
My Houzz: Paint and Pluck Revamp a Portland Ranch
"at the hands of an industrious homeowner... with a paint roller, her Craigslist skills, and much more. Houzz at a Glance Who... about painting all my pine doors white ...? A little puddy and a little paint! Very... brick painted white, but your fireplace looks so much better this way! The paint... that she painted the back door with chalkboard paint. Very clever! Love this house... white paint makes everything better. For some reason your mixed flooring actually..."
DIY: How to Paint a Wall Stencil
"freehand painting, and I have to say I'm intrigued by the near-instant gratification... covered with paint. Lift a corner and take a look. If you like the effect and paint coverage... a more hand-painted look, you can connect some bridges, or gaps in the design left... little paint on your stencil brush and brush off the excess on a paper towel. Then... excess paint on the paper towel after each time you re-load your brush," she says..."
Neat Little Project: Create a Simple Entry Bench
Fill small niches with your own handiwork, a useful and versatile bench you can make in an afternoon
"versatile bench you can make in an afternoon... little bench like this one can be used in a number of places around the home, both... unfinished bench like this to an auto body shop and have them spray-paint it with auto... who also paints wood furniture. There are different processes for painting on metal... Find this bench on theater stages across the country- a versatile staple built by properties... auto paint and a high-sheen lacquer? I would love a super bold, bright, slick look on..."