Taking inspiration from the IKEA summer catalog and Designers Guild, I decided to dip dye paper lanterns to replace the grubby, aging ones currently hanging from my balcony. The 4th of July holiday gave me a good deadline to finally get this DIY project off the back burner.
Megan and Chris have 3 small children and a new home. They've been a little lukewarm on the large, unusual window in their kids' playroom. But one of our favorite tricks at Apartment Therapy is to take an unusual detail and use paint to turn it into a beautiful focal point. All it took was one Saturday afternoon and a can of Glidden paint for Megan to transform the space with color in an unexpected place.
I was about to start a piece on my latest painted floor — a checkerboard — and I realized I have enough pictures of past projects at this point to do a review of all the possibilities. Painted floors need not look like the deck of a battleship.
Tired of just slapping one simple color on a wall or two and calling it a day? Sometimes when you're sitting down to think about how to add some color to a room, your mind immediately jumps to the simplest idea: just one paint color, in a solid coat. But there are other ways to add color to a wall, and these five favorite methods are sure to leave you with a bold and colorful room!
How do you make a white wall happy? We love a good accent wall, but what if you aren't allowed to paint your rental, or if you simply can't choose just one color? Here's a paint project for the white-walled color lovers among us, a project so easy that it's hard to believe the sophisticated result.
Last weekend we watched The Karate Kid with the kid, which not only gave him an opportunity to see me weep bitterly over Mr. Miyagi and belt out "You're The Best", but also a chance to discuss how much there is to be gained from doing seemingly mundane tasks...
It came as a major blow to my ego that despite twice-weekly yoga sessions and thrice-weekly weightlifting, my left shoulder was defeated by my recent dabbling in wall painting. All this pain, just from painting! Granted, it was 8 solid hours of painting, a few days each week...
Maxwell, Apartment Therapy's founder, needed some occasional tables for his living room, so he took to the internet, checking the Classifieds for good options. He found two stools, versatile enough to be tables or extra seating. But while they were similar, they definitely didn't match. Want to see how he spent a couple hours on a Saturday using Glidden paint to make them a matched set? Watch our quick video and see the How-To below!
This bamboo rocker was in pretty good shape, but wasn't particular inspiring with its original brown hues. Rachel decided that for it to really work in a nook in her boy's room, it needed a color boost!