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Question: I want to create a subtle, barely-there sponge painting finish on my kitchen walls. I've already selected the colors, and I'm practicing the
Thinking of sponge painting walls? Learn how to extend glaze drying time, tone down a busy finish, correct a mistake or custom-shape a sea sponge.
Positive sponging done in a single color is probably the easiest and quickest decorative finish to learn and create. It basically involves dipping a sponge
This sponging on method is a variation on the basic positive sponging technique (refer to it for a list of tools and materials, the glazing recipe and
Question: Is there a way to create a very dense sponging finish, without having to apply multiple layers of glaze? In other words, is it ok to just sponge
Question: If all sponged finishes are created using the same technique, how come they all look so different? I personally like the look of heavy, stippled
Once you've successfully sponged on a single glaze color, you can stop there and enjoy the simple textured look of the finish. Or, you can build on the
Sponge painting tutorials: learn how to apply or remove paint glaze for textured decorative effects. Different sponging methods, tips and examples.
As a first time home owner I was very excited to escape from the boring white walls of my apartment, and to make my new-to-me, 46 year old house my own.
Learn the sponge paint technique: tools and materials needed, glaze recipe, step by step directions, tips for choosing the color and paint finish.
I attend Utah State University in Logan, Utah and I recently rented a small house near campus with some friends. The landlord allowed us to paint and
When choosing paint colors and combinations, some pros have a method, while others follow their instinct. But they can all teach you something about picking colors for painting and decorating a home.
We have recently finished the basement in our house, and paint color was an important final decision for this home improvement project. Depending on the
It's a funny feeling - writing an intro for an interview where the paint color expert is... myself! But after someone interviewed me for their publication
This is a small space in my room which I created to relax a bit, play the guitar and read my books. I chose Glidden Fresh Pineapple interior paint color
I used a very light shade of yellow paint colour called Liquid Light in my living room, as I feel that dark colours tend to make a space feel smaller.
When we first bought the house, this living room was painted a pretty bright orange color and everyone hated it. So of course it was the first on the list
If you are intimidated by paint color, Donna Frasca has a recipe for you - a Color Recipe©, that is. You see, Donna is completely unafraid of color: she
Hi, well me and my wife recently moved into this house (can you tell by the mismatch furniture?), and we decided to paint our walls tan in the living room.
Rich colors, lots of drama and character, each element a conversation piece - that's what the designs of Dustin Van Fleet are all about. You can love
I like Japanese style, and that's what I was going for here. Though most of the items in my room do not in fact have much to do with Japan, there is without
Just like her designs and color schemes, Cathleen Davidson is a wonderful mix of whimsy, excitement, and ambiance. In her own words: I love life. All
Before I painted my kitchen it was a dull tan color. That color was a great neutral color, but rather boring. I wanted something more vibrant, but not
Kelly Porter lives in a world of no wrong paint colors. She embraces even the boldest hues and the most unconventional color combinations. Being a woman
Hey this is my freshly painted white living room. I used white color paint and added a few drops of black paint to get the desired effect - as you see
You can't help but fall in love with Maria Killam - she is the Queen of happy color, and you'll understand why the minute you see all the vibrant hues
When I was updating my house from plain old white to something a little more lively, I decided to restore the room to a more Victorian look. Rather than
We have a celebrity in the house! Kimberley Seldon is well known in the interior design industry: she has hosted 3 of her own TV shows, including the HGTV
Professional painters have some tricks they use when painting stripes on a wall. Learn how to create razor sharp lines, save time and money on tape.
We wanted to use an earthy color scheme in our house, so we started by painting the walls white (we used Asian Paints in a lustre finish). All of our
Barbara Miller's design philosophy is simple: the entire family should be involved in the process - that's how you create a home that reflects the family's
Don’t you love it when a color expert has a great sense of humor? “When you get to heaven, you’ll discover it is Benjamin Moore Linen White” – that’s
Step by step house painting tutorials. Help choosing exterior & interior paint colors. Lessons on creating room color schemes. Tips, hacks and ideas.
My husband and I sponge painted one of our spare bedrooms. We have never done anything like this before, but it turned out to be a great experience and
This sponging paint finish is done by using a rectangular kitchen sponge, and is very cost efficient. Our kitchen looked terrible before, and the old
After thumbing through a book on faux-finishing methods, I decided to attempt the sponging technique in my hall bathroom. I chose this particular finish
When we first moved into our new house, I decided that I did not want a solid wall color in our bathroom, but my husband was adamantly against wallpaper.
I decided to try paint sponging in my living room because I didn’t want a solid color. I wanted to add a little texture and dimension to the room, rather
I went with sponging because I was redoing this room in my house and installing some natural wood wainscoting on the bottom of the walls. While trying
About 6 years ago, I acquired the loft bedroom at my parents' house. The walls were a very bland whitish-beige. I hated it. I grew up in the beautiful
Prior to its new paint job, this long, rectangular living room was a standard builder's white. Because it is so gloomy in the morning, yet sunny in the
This is the world's smallest room but when moving in with my partner it was the only space I could take over for an office! It was dark green and full
I painted the living and dining room using Garnet in a satin finish from Behr paint. I chose this color because it matched the fabric wallcovering and
Before choosing this color, I spent some time on the Internet looking at pictures of interiors to get different painting ideas. Finally I decided to go
When we purchased our first home, my husband and I both knew that it was going to be a very large project. The first thing that we decided to do was paint
Before we painted our bathroom this shade of red, it was a very cold, boring, greyish purple. It was pretty boring and blank. We decided that we needed
Well, this is a picture of our bedroom. We like the look of wallpaper and we have wallpaper in many rooms in our house. But for this one, we decided to
This is the finish on the upper walls of my main bathroom. It was a happy mistake! This bathroom originally had wallpaper on it when we moved in. I’m
This technique of dabbing/ragging was accidentally found. I wanted a textured finish but not a symmetrical one - something that would look un-structured