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DIY: mountain bedroom mural.

The “Mountain Mural” Bedroom Makeover

DIY: mountain bedroom mural.

Add some bright colors to you home with these simple tricks for painting the perfect stripes! A great idea for a feature wall. :-)

THE SECRET TO PAINTING PERFECTLY SHARP LINES & STRIPES

Three easy steps to getting perfectly sharp paint lines every time!

fun painting tips

Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty - 30 Pics

do it yourself craft ideas, fun do it yourself craft ideas, craft ideas, crafts, do it yourself

How to Paint a Room Fast - a veteran painting contractor shares his secrets for painting walls fast, yet producing first-rate results.

How to Paint a Room Fast

A veteran painting contractor shares his secrets on how to paint a room fast, yet producing first-rate results. You can easily master these techniques too, and get a professional-looking finish.

girl nursery

girl nursery

Painting Like a Pro - How to repair holes, and wall imperfections (step 1)

Painting Like a Pro - Step 1. 80% is the Prep Work

After years of painting rooms, I can tell you that 80% of a professional paint job is in the preparation. Let's start painting like a pro!

How to choose a paint finish:  Flat paint: use for walls in living rooms, bedrooms, ceilings, or furniture.  Eggshell: use for walls in hallways, dining rooms, kitchens.  Satin: use for walls in bathrooms, or furniture.  Semi-gloss: use for windows, trim, doors, and cabinetry.  Great info to have.

10 Painting Tips & Tricks You Never Knew (Part Two)

After sharing my paint secrets last month, I was so excited to find out how much ya'll loved them! Your enthusiasm reminded me that many of you are still learning just like I am....and I love that. I thought I would share a few more tips today, and hopefully answer a few questions that I frequently receive from readers. Some of these you might know, some you might not. Maybe you'll even have a few lightbulb moments like I did when I figured this stuff out. So, here are my 10 paint…

Use plastic wrap against tricky items in a room that can't be moved. It would work great when painting small spaces in bathrooms, or the wall behind a radiator.

Use Plastic Wrap to Help Paint Tricky Places

We recently picked up this handy tip from Family Handyman that suggests using plastic wrap against tricky items in a room that can’t be moved. It would work great when painting small spaces in bathrooms, or the wall behind a radiator.It seems like one of those silly things that people come up with that make a situation more difficult — like an avocado knife, seriously, what’s wrong with a pairing knife? Or a spoon!

Half & Half: 10 Examples of the Easy Paint Job That Makes Every Room Look Good | Apartment Therapy

Half & Half: 10 Examples of the Easy Paint Job

Half & Half: 10 Examples of the Easy Paint Job That Makes Every Room Look Good | Apartment Therapy

I'm on a mission to cure painting paralysis and white walls syndromes. These 12 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors will make ensure you find the perfect color every time. No moe painting do-overs

12 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors

As I shared earlier this week, I am in the middle of a huge overhaul of my office and craft room right now. (You can see the finished craft room makeover here.) I can share

Gray paint colors

How to Choose Gray Paint Colors (12th and White)

We have five different gray colors in our home...Silver FoxCoventry GrayBoothbay GrayStonington GrayDuxbury Gray Needless to say...I love gray walls! I pretty much always gravitate toward interiors w

Take a tour of a gorgeous modern home full of beautiful hardwoods, coral, teal and metallic accents. LivingLocurto.com

Beautiful House Tour - Decorating Ideas

Take a tour of a gorgeous modern home full of beautiful hardwoods, coral, teal and metallic accents. Home and garden reveal.

This is a really fun stencil that looks simple to do.  Love the mid-century furniture and western theme mixed together.

Taking Color Inspiration Literally

Happy Friday! Quite a few of you have asked about the paint colors in the Retro Diamond Wall project, and I promise I wasn't ignoring the fact that they were left out, I just thought

The Psychology of Color

The Psychology of Color

Color is an important part of the design process. This infographic explains the use of colors and their meanings.

Neat, cheap idea in lieu of architectural molding.  Could also do the top painted area in a paintable, textured wallpaper (like the white kind with victorian repeats on it--get it at Lowes!).  Cheap and easy!

Farrow & Ball’s Colorful Modern Molding Technique

The new Farrow & Ball colors for 2011 have been officially announced and they are very interesting — there is a certain intensity to the colors that makes even the “quiet” ones feel bold.

How to Paint Baseboards: Are your dingy, scuffed, or chipped baseboards getting you down? Perk them right up with a fresh coat of paint. Here's how.

How To: Paint Baseboards

Are your dingy, scuffed, or chipped baseboards getting you down? Perk them right up with a fresh coat of paint. Here's how.