Put Some Paint On It.

headboard with paint / sfgirlbybay

This is quite a clever idea I found over on IKEA. They invited blogger Agnes Hammar of Hej Regina to join them in their idea lab and she shared her ideas to freshen up IKEA furniture using a bit of colorful paint. Instead of replacing furniture you tire of, Agnes gave pieces new life by painting background scenarios on the walls. We don’t necessarily need to fix the furniture... 
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pick a color. any color.


i knew when i bought my house that i had in mind lots of bright white wood ceilings and walls, dark wood floors and black doors. but do you know how many shades of white, and for that matter, black paint are out there? loads. but i poked around some of my favorite design sites like door sixteen and manhattan nest to see what their favorite paints were and narrowed down my... 
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the makeover.


an awful lot of you asked to see some before and after photos from my cottage makeover. so, as much as i kinda hate to post something as unsightly as these ‘befores’ i do think there’s the possibility for some educational value here. when i first saw this place, i thought, “no freakin’ way can i live here.” but, the landlord was so nice,... 
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color my room.


glidden paint recently launched a pretty awesome (and somewhat addicting) new tool on MyColortopia called Color My Room and they invited me to try it out and share it with you. Color My Room allows you to upload a photo of a room from your own home or one that inspires you and preview it in any Glidden paint color available. using their Color My Room tool You just pick out... 
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color pop.


i’ve been noticing this trend of painting a ‘faux’ wainscoting on walls these days — giving the illusion of wainscoting without the molding. just a swipe of bright color or some color blocking on a wall makes a room visually interesting, without spending a lot of time or money — just the cost of painting a pop of color. i like those kinds of diy... 
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