One of the best ways to add curb appeal to a house is by painting the front door. That's exactly what I did to spruce up my summer cottage and now the new purple front door is truly the focal point of the house.
You know that feeling you get when you spot the perfect canvas for that wall that’s been sitting bare for months? It’s exciting, right? Well, we love large canvases, especially given how affordable they are….it makes it easier to decorate a big wall without spending too much money. They come in all shapes and sizes and on just about any subject matter or expression so it’s easy to find one that you’ll like.
Last year, I held a quick poll on Facebook and asked whether or not I should paint my bronze equine bookends, white. Most of you said "NO". Well, that was then and this is now. I ended up painting them knowing they would be much more versatile with a fresh coat of white paint (sorry to disappoint you poll-takers)! What a difference!
If this canvas could talk, it would tell you that it’s been painted over and over again quite a few times. It’s all about up-cycling.
I know, we've seen tons of pink hues in last few years but personally, I was not ready to move on to another color until I had my own pink wall. Whether you call it pink, blush or rose, it's feminine without being too girly. When you think pink, don't think for a second that this special spring color is limited to a little girls' rooms. No way! Check out which wall we transformed with this super fab color and the surprising place my inspiration came from!
So, you've decided to repaint your walls. When you head to your favorite DIY store, you’ll likely be faced with thousands of tiny color swatches. How can you possibly choose a color for your walls based on such a small paint sample?
Help us choose a paint color for our feature wall and you'll be entered to WIN a spring wall refresh prize pack.
From time to time, we like to answer our readers' questions on the blog to help out others who may be experiencing similar design problems. One of our readers recently asked:
When moving into a new space, consider grouping your art together in a hallway or in a room away from the traffic area. Group like items together such as mirrors, photos/portraits, paintings, kids’ art, canvases and clocks. When you’re ready to hang stuff it will be easier to find the right shape, size and colour of art you need for your new walls. It will be like shopping in your own little store.
If you’re thinking of re-painting a few walls in your house, here's a tip that will save you time and frustrations too.
I’m always amazed by how quickly you can change the look of something with a simple coat of paint. Here’s the desk and counter in our project room at our office. We wanted to jazz up the blue knobs without spending much money. We’re leasing the space so we can’t make any major changes, but […]
The journey to begin painting that living room or bedroom wall usually starts with a long, contemplative stare. A stare that scans the room to determine all of the obstacles in the way of changing that eggshell white to a beautiful shade of blue (or green, or orange, etc). One of those obstacles usually identified […]