Painted accent pieces can add charming touches for your home but can be less than charming if painted incorrectly. The process might not seem difficult at all- apply paint, dry, repeat- but if you want a professional finish, there are a few more considerations and steps involved.
Q: My condo building was built in the 1970s and has baseboard heaters that run along the outside wall in each room. My boyfriend and I are repainting the apartment, and have come to a disagreement on what color to paint the heaters. Currently, they are painted the same color as the walls, which I agree with as they seem to make the heaters blend into the wall...
Mixing black and navy blue is one of those things I've always known not to do. But after spotting the photo above in one of our house tours, I've grown more intrigued by this particular recipe for mixing neutrals. Could it be I've been lied to my whole life? Can dark blue and black really work together in the same room? Let's hear the arguments.
A few months ago I decided to paint my laminate countertops as a temporary solution to a very ugly, very burnt orange problem in my kitchen. I was a little hesitant to do so since our actual counter space is minimal and sees a fair amount of traffic, but forged ahead because the price and risk (those countertops are coming out this fall either way!) were low. Here's how they've fared...
Your work area should be the most inspirational place in your home – and the most energetic. The boost you get from your morning coffee only lasts so long. You need a room that helps you keep your focus and your momentum. Here's how to set up your office with all the essentials: desk, chair, inspiration, and a stunning wall color to pull it all together.
A bucket of paint is one of the most powerful tools in a DIY decorating arsenal, and it's also one of the most affordable. For under $100, you can craft a strong statement that's bold, unexpected, and totally makes a room.
Our dining room philosophy is that it should be like your best pair of jeans: comfortable, flattering, easy to dress up or dress down, and goes with everything. Dining rooms should be just as versatile – a place to gather your friends and family for everyday meals and for special occasions. Here's our room recipe for a dining area that is perfect for both the daily and the 'knock their socks off' meal, defined by a dramatic and dressy wall color for a major impact.