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Wishing You a Colorful New Year!

Posted on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:04 PM

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, exterior paint, color schemes, color trends, mid-century modern colors, paint color, art deco, neutral colors, holiday colors, DIY, art deco colors

How To Use DIY Paint Techniques

Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 04:22 PM

With Pinterest's rapid expansion, DIY projects are more popular than ever! Especially prominent are those involving paint, and as you well know paint is our specialty.  From distressing to rag rolling, faux bois to sponging, we have all the inside scoops and tricks to make your next DIY interior paint project a success. 

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Topics: interior paint, DIY

A Modern Makeover: Interior Paint on Paneled Walls

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 04:23 PM

Loving 20th Century Colors of America

Finally the wait is over for an update to my Modern Makeover bedroom redesign, and I'm in love! In love with Stainless Steel paint color that is! Upon opening the can I was a little wary.  The paint appeared almost white.  I knew it would dry darker than its liquid paint form but I was still extremely nervous. After placing a swatch on the wall, all my doubts vanished. It was perfect for the space! Ironically this cool gray is warm and inviting with hints of purple, my FAVORITE COLOR.  As a neutral, it has so much life and depth and is far from boring.  And I wasn't the only one who loved it. Everyone I roped into helping me agreed! Now let's take a look at how I acquired this new infatuation!

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, paint project, DIY

A Modern Makeover with Interior Paint

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Reviving 20th Century Paint Colors

Great News! My first ever apartment lease has just begun! Which means, I have a large amount of interior decorating to get started on. It is currently in a sad state, lacking furniture and décor as well as requiring a much needed paint job. My bedroom is especially awful and is in need of a little TLC. By a little, I really mean A LOT. And as a college student with a limited cash flow, I can’t really afford a lot of TLC right now.  Solution: I’m hoping with a little creativity, combined with my passion for bargain hunting and some superior interior paint, I’ll create a beautiful space that I can call my own (well at least ‘til next may)! 

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Topics: interior paint, 20th century paint colors, historic colors, paint project, DIY

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