5 Ways to Create a Focal Wall

5 Ways to Create a Focal Wall

Focal or accent walls can be a really effective decorating technique. Limiting a bold color, interesting pattern, or decorative woodwork to just one wall has some definite advantages. It’s a great way to test a statement design without the commitment required if you put it on all four wall s of a room. An accent wall may be a cost-effective way to bring a high-end product you love, like wallpaper, into your room. And a focal wall can add drama and visual interest to an otherwise bland room.

5 Ways to Get This Look: Cottage Kitchen

5 Ways to Get This Look: Cottage Kitchen

House of Turquoise featured this pretty kitchen by Ahearn Architecture recently. This kitchen makes use of some very classic cottage elements to convey a sense of history and vintage charm, without sacrificing efficiency or storage. If your style is cottage style, then I’m here to say you don’t need a pricey remodel to get the kitchen of your dreams. All it takes is a little time and elbow grease. Here are five tutorials to get you started.

5 Ways to Paint a Floor

5 Ways to Paint a Floor

Guys, I know. Flooring can be pricey. And the options for flooring? Endless. You haven’t really learned to appreciate the word “overwhelmed” until you’ve visited a flooring store. The good news is that a change of flooring can make a world of difference in a space. And I’m not here to give you any bad news–the additional good news is that even though updating your floors with new materials can be expensive, there are ways to makeover the floors you already own. Today, I’m sharing five examples of how homeowners used paint to give their floors a new look.

Painting Fabric – Top Tips for beginners

Painting Fabric – Top Tips for beginners

I have done my fair share of fabric painting and have learned a lot through trial and error.  I love the process of painting on fabric because it really allows you to get the exact color and design you want at a relatively low cost. I thought I would put together a list of recommendations and products that I use to help you achieve maximum results when attempting to paint or stencil fabric.  Here is what I have learned along the way…

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5 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

5 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

What do you do when you’ve fallen in love with the chalkboard walls popping up all over the internet these days, but aren’t quite ready to commit to a full chalkboard wall (or have a husband that thinks you’re crazy when you mention the idea)?  Well, today I’ve found some fun ways to experiment with chalk paint without covering an entire wall.

Chalkboard Door

Chalkboard Door

Kids love chalkboards.  An interior garage door is the perfect surface to add a little personality.  Generally it is the door only your family sees.  Why not make it fun with a little chalkboard paint?  That is exactly what Jess from the East Coast Creative did.  Join me in welcoming her and taking a spy at her mini garage makeover.