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Decorating With Antiques: Chests, Dressers and Buffets
"antique chests add history and character along with storage... netry/chest-2168-2172/ I love the versatility of dressers and chests. I have a tallboy... Heritage Paint that looks like years and years of aged and warn paint. Both of these... saw a chest (very similar to the first bedroom photo chest) lifted up onto some legs... in the chest and some is info I have tracked down over time. I have the chest in... an old chest and dresser that I've had for years. I've been considering painting them..."
Global Icons: The Apothecary Chest
With an ancient provenance and modern usefulness, apothecary chests let you divide and conquer storage and style
"apothecary chests let you divide and conquer storage and style... ecary chests, which have numerous square pullout drawers, were used in the Middle... The chests, often wall mounted in shops or carried from house to house, stored... apothecary chests come in many shapes and styles, and their utility as functional storage... apothecary chests for that very reason! I would love an apothecary chest in my craft... apothecary chests. Add elevation to a chest that's too close to the ground with a stand..."
My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover
Check out this contemporary update of a former factory flat that survived World War II bombs and use by a member of The Rolling Stones
"War II bombs and use by a member of The Rolling Stones... extensive bombing during World War II. During the renovation, Farhi discovered another... while the chest of drawers and bedside cabinets are another Houzz-inspired purchase.... covered in paint from when Ronnie Wood used the flat as an art studio, but with a little..."
Unleash Your Guerilla Gardener
"some seed bombs around the yard for easy, beneficial plantings... making seed bombs? Before we go any further, you should note that I’m not encouraging... make seed bombs for the express goal of tossing them into your neighbors’ fields or lawns... use seed bombs in your own garden or as economical plant gifts for whoever you think... make the bomb? Kentc -- the moist clay dries fast. The whole point of a seed bomb is..."
Off the Wall: 9 Clever Ways to Ease Into Wallpaper
"what the painted accent wall was to the '90s. But maybe you're a commitment-phobe. Or... is not paint but is meant to look like it has been painted by an artist. In fact... assume it's paint and not paper? StoryLady: BUMMER! I hate to hear they are not responding... then painting some sort of pattern or design on my walls. It would be a lot of... wallpaper or paint in the panels you can use some gorgeous patterned fabrics. adds some..."
Storage Surprise: Turn Colorful Tool Cabinets Into Fun Furniture
Reimagine your handy chests as nightstands, bar carts and kitchen storage for a bright interior alternative
"handy chests as nightstands, bar carts and kitchen storage for a bright interior... these tool chests into the house?... metal tool chest lined the multiple drawers with felt, spray painted the whole thing... try the chest painted, for a whole different look. In my current kitchen remodel,... the tool chest in the cellar. Who knew it could be something else entirely? On a pedestial... a tool chest as a piece of indoor furniture. Not only are they functional, but they're..."
Turn a Favorite Piece of Furniture Into a Vanity
"for $40, painted it, modified the drawers to fit around the plumbing, added modern drawer... cover. Paint/baseboard or tile like the rest of your wall. With a vanity that's not... spray paint for plastic and sprayed the exposed pipes. DIY turned into DWD...do what... small chest for my powder room. The top and middle drawers were cut out to allow... vintage chest is topped with a vessel sink to create a unique cottage-style vanity..."
Guest Picks: Get a Handle on Rope
Steer your decor in a casual direction with nautical-style rope handles on everything from cheese boards to chests
"gray paint highlight each of the six deep drawers, which sport bright nautical hues... boards to chests..."
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
"tables, chests, armoires etc.) are nothing but drab, brown furniture. The glow and... Georgian chest — the subtleties of the wood grain, the details of the skilled carpentry... It’s painted furniture to the rescue! In 1917 interior decorator Ruby Ross Wood... 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...."
12 Tried and True Paint Colors for Your Walls
Discover one pro designer's time-tested favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more
"favorite paint colors for kitchens, baths, bedrooms and more... general paint color they want but struggle with envisioning the exact shade. Others... about paint I like to make with clients is that the colors you may like may be very... and true paint colors along with their exact name and brand, that I think translate... providing the paint names and colors in this article! I'm painting my kitchen cabinets white..."
My Houzz: Creative Renters Triumph Over the ‘No Paint’ Rule
Not allowed to paint and limited with nails, a design-minded couple uses furnishings and textiles to make their rooms stand out
"allowed to paint and limited with nails, a design-minded couple uses furnishings and textiles... a “no paint and limited nails in the wall” rule, the couple was forced to get creative... without paint! I came up with another way to paint without actually painting: I covered... horribly painted rooms and painted shut windows. Also, dark colors can take many coats... of the paint used by the owner for marks on the walls. Sooo ... Why not paint, hang..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"should be painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how... with paint and white paint especially. I have two friends with painted cabinets... love both painted and stained but have chosen off-white painted perimeter cabinets and... that painted cabinets, which usually look cheaper to me (paint grade!) are actually... you like painted cabinets, I recommend oil base porch paint. It does go on thicker..."
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... you can paint? Ask my DH, you're not alone.....must be a graphic designer thing...."
8 Bold Paint Colors for Your Powder Room
Turn your powder room into a exclamation point with a bold shot of red, raspberry, hyacinth, rich brown or stormy blue
"favorite paint store and pick up some fun paint color samples that catch your eye.... with bold paint choices — bypassing other decorating rules you may have heard. Such... ago I painted our powder room a deep blue ("Blueberry Hill" by ICI Dulux - great... "Hope Chest". Goes beautifully with the Tagina Cortina Saio tile (18X18) on a diagonal... walls and painting the alcove space behind the vanity the brown color. The ceiling slants..."
Paint Picks: Be Brave with Black
"black is a paint color that many shy away from, but it can make a huge impact in your... black paint in your interiors to pack a punch and elevate your space.... color to paint a room & so glad to see this post with great looking black rooms. When... When I painted my brick fireplace (was horrible peachy colored brick) I went nearly... clients paint their guest bath black (sorry no professional pix yet). Similar to the..."