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A Shade of the Color Violet on My Bedroom Walls: Light Lavender Paint

My bedroom is painted a Lavender Lace color. I chose this paint color because it gave the room a serene feel. I also like it because it is very muted/subdued

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Light Lavender Paint Color in a Baby's Nursery Room

I am currently a mother of 2 boys, and expecting my first girl in June 2010. When my boys were born, beginning in 2003, my husband and I lived in apartments.

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My Daughter's Pepto Pink Bedroom Color Scheme!

We were completely remodeling the house we had just purchased and decided to let the kids choose their own paint colors. Their dad was a little worried

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Peach Wall Color in My Mother's Room

My mother was recently living in a nursery home, but after a little incident, I decided I didn't want to rely on people who I knew nothing about to take

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Earthy Pink Paint Color on My Living Room Walls

I chose this muted/earthy shade of pink for my paint color, because I was looking for something different and unusual. I didn't want my room to look like

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Decorative Paint Striping Ideas and Techniques

Examples of faux finish paint striping: sponging and ragging, textured paints and venetian plaster, combing and dragging, colorwashing and metallics.

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Orange Accent Wall Painting Idea: Sherbet Paint Color by Martha Stewart

I just bought my first home... everything was primed white, so that gave me an open palette to do anything I wanted to do to it! So I went to Home Depot

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Our Living Room Walls Painted a Subtle Orange Color "Glazed Donut "

We used the paint color Glazed Donut for our living room walls for many different reasons, but primarily because it matched our brown sofa and orange pillows.

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Bold Painting Idea: Volcano Orange Accent Wall in Our Living Room

After spending almost 10 years in a 1 bedroom apartment, I was sure that if we wanted to feel rejuvenated living in it, we had to refresh the look every

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Dark Orange Paint Color in the Basement Bedroom

When I first purchased my house, this basement room was a disaster! The walls were wood paneling and there was a dirt floor. On top of that, there was

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Different Shades of Orange Paint Colour on My Bedroom Walls

When I started thinking about redecorating my bedroom, so many colours came to mind. I've always liked different shades of orange color, because to me

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Painting Stripes on Walls: Ideas and Examples

Creative ideas and examples of painting stripes on walls: from vertical, horizontal and diagonal, to chevron, basketweave, pinstripe and grid patterns.

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Paint Color Mistake Fixed!

This is my latest interior painting project: the kitchen walls were painted an atrocious orangey-peach color (that looked like a soft and calm color on

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Warm Neutral Mocha Paint Color on Our Living Room Walls

We wanted to warm up our living room and make it feel a bit cozier. After searching for consumer feedback on color-accents for living spaces, we found

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Our Freshly Painted Taupe Color Family Room

This picture is of our family room which we recently painted an earthy taupe color. The official name is Cincinnatian Hotel Nichols Taupe. It’s a Valspar

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Example of a Tan Paint Color in My Kitchen

I moved into a rental house and of course my landlords were very nervous about letting me paint. They told me no crazy colors! I have an older kitchen

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Painting Stripes on Walls: Tips and Best Practices

Before painting stripes on walls, consider the direction (vertical, horizontal, diagonal), size (wide or narrow), color and finish of the pattern.

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Country Dining Room Painting Idea: Hunter Green Wall Color

We recently re-finished our basement with the intentions of moving our living room down there, and utilizing the upstairs living room space as a dining

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My Freshly Painted Green Home Office

I've been working from home for the past few years and decided to paint the office space in my town home. I chose a Behr color - it's a green earth tone

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Pale Green Paint Colors Are Perfect for Bedroom Walls

When it was time to paint my bedroom, I asked around for a good brand of paint. My friends recommended Berger paints, because this company has a large

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My Apple Green Color Bedroom

I painted the bedroom an apple green color to make it look fresh and natural. The kitchen was left the original light yellow. For accessories, there

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Natural Shade of Green Paint Color on Our Family Room Walls

This is a picture of our family room. It originally had white painted walls and a bare beat up hardwood floor. We got a good deal on some navy blue carpeting

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Green Paint Colors Are Great For a Nursery

Six weeks ago my husband and I were blessed with the news that we are expecting our first child. Being a self-motivated person that I am, I can’t stand

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Faux Venetian Plaster Finish in a Living Room

This living room has a base color of Benjamin Moor Aura, #350. The glaze colors are #355 and #370. The original walls are textured plaster so I just

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Shiny Purple Faux Finish Effect "Spatula" on My Bedroom Accent Wall

This is a picture of my bedroom. I am a 19yr old girl. I am inclined towards creativity, therefore I now have a wall in my room that reflects my experimental

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"Aged Plaster" Faux Finish on the Kitchen Walls

In our kitchen, we were very tired of the same old wallpaper, and paint was just too flat for us. So what we did was try out a DIY faux finish kit that

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Parchment Paint Faux Finish on My Bedroom Walls

As a teenager I felt controlled by so many events and people of my life. I wanted to break away from the norm, and when I was allowed to paint my own room

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How to Paint Stripe Combinations in Multiple Colors

Learn how to paint stripe combinations: instructions and tips for creating complex wall striping patterns in multiple colors and different sizes.

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Shabby Chic Decorative Paint Finish in the Bathroom

I bought a Woolie paint roller, which is like two rollers attached to each other, and come with two paint pans - one pan for the darker color paint, and

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New Faux Paint Finish in the Kitchen

My fiance has lived in his current house now for nearly 25 years. He took over the house when his mother got remarried and moved out. We obviously recently

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Faux Painting Effect "Tile" in My Bathroom

In a tiny half-bath, I wanted to create the illusion of tile with paint. The color inspiration came from a home decorating magazine, showing a bath done

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Faux Painting Technique "Splash Painting" or "Spattering"

My daughter wanted to try splash painting the walls of her room, after learning the technique in art class. Walls were painted a medium brown, and splash

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How to Paint Stripes On the Walls Without Taping

Learn how to paint stripes without taping the walls: 5 simple techniques to create hand-painted, rolled, dry brushed, multi-color or pinstripe effects.

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Horizontal Wall Stripes: How to Measure and Paint

Horizontal wall stripes visually expand a space and make a room seem wider. These DIY instructions will show you how to measure, mark and paint them.

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Turquoise Blue and Brown Paint Color Scheme

When we moved into this new house, every single room had wallpaper border. Ugly, old, peeling, dated wallpaper border. We wanted to paint, so the process

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Dark Blue Hallway Wall: a Romantic Accent in Our Boring House

We were three college students on a budget that just rented an old, unique, little house for the school year. It was drab and boring, and the carpet was

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An Earthy Shade of Blue Paint Color: "Silvermist" on Our Living Room Walls

I started to get that feeling that something needed to change a few weeks ago, so I decided that I wanted to paint my living room walls. I headed to the

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Soft Blue Wall Paint Color in My Guest Room

The blue wall paint color I chose for my guest bedroom was made by California Paints and it was called It's A Boy!. My inspiration for the wall color was

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Breaking Up a Narrow Hallway with Paint Colors

When I fell for a nice young man a few years back, I also fell in love with his neighborhood – Park Slope, Brooklyn. I found a fabulous and reasonably

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Ocean Blue Color Walls in Our Beach Themed Bathroom

My husband and I moved into this house a year ago and we never knew what to do with our small spare bathroom. We decided about two weeks ago to turn it

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Kitchen Painting Idea: Cobalt Blue Color on the Walls

This cobalt blue kitchen is in my brother's house. Because he wanted to build maple cabinets and use a light bleached finish, I felt that the color of

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Bright Blue Wall Paint Color in My Bathroom

A few years ago I decided I was tired of my plain white bathroom. It was boring. My husband and I went to the local paint store and were trying to decide

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Bright Blue Wall Paint in My Bedroom

I chose this bright blue wall paint colour for my bedroom for a couple of reasons. First, blue makes the room feel fresher and cooler. Second, it creates

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The Color Turquoise: Aqua Blue Walls in My Bathroom

My bathroom walls used to have pink paint below the wood trim, and wallpaper above the trim that had a white background and small pink polka dots. I used

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Sky Blue Paint Color in My Living Room

I moved into this apartment last year after breaking up with my boyfriend of 7 years. I knew the landlords would allow me to paint the walls whatever color

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Turquoise Paint Color on My Home Office Walls

I converted this eight by eight spare bedroom in my home to my office space for bill payments and other projects, for when I needed a calming space to

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Painting Vertical Stripes: How-to Instructions

Before painting vertical stripes on the walls, learn how to measure, mark, tape and paint equal width 6 inch stripes properly, for beautiful results.

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Accent Wall Painting Ideas: Create a Focal Point

Creative accent wall painting ideas and inspiration: make a statement with a feature wall, liven up the backsplash, draw attention to your bookcase.

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Painting Accent Walls: How to Choose the Wall and Color

Tips for painting accent walls: learn how to choose the right wall to feature, and what color to paint your focal wall to create harmony in the room.

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