Step-by-Step Painting Projects: Bring on the Blues

Step-by-Step Painting Projects: Bring on the Blues

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Janel Laban
Feb 3, 2011

It's Home Projects month and there is no denying that painting is one powerful project — the perfect balance of a relatively small effort with a nice, big payoff. Switching to a different hue is going to bring about that undeniable, instant newness, even when the color is a neutral. But what about when it's a bold blue? The wow reaction is doubled! Check out these three step-by-step walkthroughs of transformations to beautiful blues:

Click through on each photo for the full step-by-step photo gallery and all the info:

PROJECT: Blue Bookcase & TV Wall
LOCATION: Turks & Caicos Islands
PAINT USED: Benjamin Moore | Caribbean Blue Water (2055-30) & Winter Solstice (1605)

PROJECT: Stenciled Silver Forest
LOCATION: Ithaca, New York
PAINT USED: Behr Premium Plus "Windsurf" (walls) and "Cafe Creme" (trim); Sherwin Williams Illusions Translucent Metallic Silver

PROJECT: Corinna's Updated Secretary
LOCATION: Ballard — Seattle, Washington
PAINT USED: Dutch Boy | Tiramisu & Election Blues — both $2 mis-mixes!

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