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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
I decided to redo my bedroom, but I knew that it's always best to pick your bedding before your wall color (easier to match that way). And I honestly had
Question: We are painting the walls in my son's room chocolate brown, with 1 orange horizontal stripe/border. My question is: how high and wide do I make
Question: I want to paint wall stripes in my powder room, but I don't know how to measure the pattern's repeat, so I'm stuck in planning. Please help!
Question: Should vertical paint stripes be centered on the walls, or should I just let them fall wherever they may? What's the right way to position a
Because we have a 2-storey family room with a lot of light, we decided to use a nice bold color on our fireplace wall. The living room is the first room
Thinking of painting stripes in your home? Explore our how-to tutorials, tips, tricks and creative striping ideas for walls, ceilings and floors.
Before you paint stripes in your home, learn how to plan and lay out the pattern, choose a color combination and what tools to use to mark the walls.
The striping paint technique is not designed just for the walls - it can also be used on the ceiling, floor, staircase or furniture in your home.
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
Examples of faux finish paint striping: sponging and ragging, textured paints and venetian plaster, combing and dragging, colorwashing and metallics.
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
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
Creative ideas and examples of painting stripes on walls: from vertical, horizontal and diagonal, to chevron, basketweave, pinstripe and grid patterns.
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
Before painting stripes on walls, consider the direction (vertical, horizontal, diagonal), size (wide or narrow), color and finish of the pattern.
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
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
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
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
Learn how to paint stripe combinations: instructions and tips for creating complex wall striping patterns in multiple colors and different sizes.
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
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
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
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
Learn how to paint stripes without taping the walls: 5 simple techniques to create hand-painted, rolled, dry brushed, multi-color or pinstripe effects.
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.
Before painting vertical stripes on the walls, learn how to measure, mark, tape and paint equal width 6 inch stripes properly, for beautiful results.