DIY: How To Paint Stripes and Product Review of U-Stripe It

February 21, 2012


Not too long ago I wrote an article for Build Direct on adding stripes into your decor.  Ever since, I've had the longing urge to add stripes SOMEPLACE in my home.  I recently made some new pillows for my family room and chose a fabric with stripes, but that wasn't enough.  I truly envisioned making a bold statement, but just wasn't sure where.  Until... ...I decided to makeover my son's room which was a home goal of mine for 2012.  It was the perfect spot to make dramatic focal wall with STRIPES! We started off by taking apart his bunkbeds (which you can see in this post), so he now … [Read more...]

Paint Tricks, Tips, and Techniques

October 24, 2011

Paint Techniques-9

I love PAINT!  Whether it be regular paint, spray paint, or craft paint, paint can dramatically change and transform any room or piece of furniture.  With my many painting endevours, I have learned a few tricks and tips along the way, and now I want to share them with YOU!   Tip 1 There is never a time when you’re painting that you’ll be done with the brush or roller after your first coat.  Either you need to take a break OR you are waiting for the paint to dry. Before I discovered this all-time favorite paint trick, I washed my brush/roller with water EVERY TIME to avoid it from … [Read more...]

DIY: Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

June 19, 2011

Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

Last week I shared my latest DIY: How-to Stencil project where I transformed one of the walls in my foyer. Did you happen to notice the cabinet in the pictures? It's new.  Well not really "new" in the sense of just bought, but new to the place it now sits.  AND it just got a huge makeover! This cabinet is about 40 years old.  My mom had it for about the first 35 years and I've had it for the last 5 (it's had quite the life so far).  On a random day, a few weeks ago, the cabinet was looking quite sad, so I said, "let's give you a makeover"!  And I did!! To step back in time, … [Read more...]

Simple Steps to Spray Painting Success: The Pros Give their Advice

May 26, 2011

Spray Paint_Infarrantly Creative

I've painstakingly had many mishaps with spray painting.  So many projects gone wrong because of too little patience (yes, I admit that I have no little patience).  Either the paint runs, looks uneven, or results in being plain ole' blotchy.  Even though, I enjoy DIY projects, spray painting is really not my thing, yet I want to know what I am doing wrong! Solution? Ask the experts! I've connected with a few other bloggers that I know will share their secrets and expert advice to make a project worthy of displaying using spray paint. The fun and fabulous, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, is … [Read more...]

Paint Series Roundup!

May 16, 2011

Paint Tips & Techniques

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I was quite the busy bee over the last two days and can't wait to share the MANY projects that I've been working on! Before that though, I thought a recap of last week's Paint Series was a must. At some point throughout your life, I am sure you picked up a paint brush or roller.  Well, have you?? And if not, I know you will sometime in the future!  Do you know what brush is best for your project? Do you know what paint sheen is appropriate for what room? And how much paint do you actually need? All these questions and MUCH MORE were … [Read more...]

Paint Tips & Techniques: Essential Painting Tools

May 13, 2011

Sherwin Williams Paint Visualizer

What a great week it has been, plus a much better can it get?!  To round out the SAS Interiors Paint Week, I'm going back...Way Back... to these posts.  Let's take a look at these oldies, but goodies ~ Aside from estimating how much paint is needed, what paint is best to use, and what brush/roller is best for the project, you NEED to actually choice a color.  And what better tool to use, than this: Sherwin Williams created this amazing tool ~ a Paint Visualizer, where you can upload a picture of your space and virtually see your room with other paint colors. When … [Read more...]

Paint Tips & Techniques: My Favorite TIP & a Fabulous Giveaway from Small Wall

May 12, 2011


Today is very exciting! I am sharing my #1 FAVORITE paint tip, as well as offering a super awesome giveaway. What do you do with your paint brush or roller in between coats?  Do you wash it with water, and then are left with a runny brush or roller the next time you use it? if so, Problem solved! There is never a time when you're painting that you'll be done with the brush or roller after your first coat.  Either you need to take a break OR you are waiting for the paint to dry. Before I discovered this paint trick, I used to wash my brush/roller with water EVERY TIME to avoid … [Read more...]

Paint Tips & Techniques: Tools and a ‘How-To’ on Applying Paint

May 11, 2011

paint brush

Hasn't it been a great week learning about so many paint tips and techniques?! I am a huge believer that paint is the #1 element needed to update a room.  Now that we've explored how much paint is needed for a room and what paint is best to use, it's time to actually start painting! But how do you use a brush and roller? How should paint be applied to the wall? Are these questions that have popped into your head when your mind thinks about painting?  Using these simple tips, you'll be on your way to painting a beautiful space! Using a Brush Dip your brush into the paint can so half … [Read more...]

Paint Tips & Techniques: Choosing the Right Paint for Your Project

May 10, 2011


Selecting the right color for your project is important, but choosing the right paint for the job and using good application techniques is even more critical to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting finish!  Yesterday, I shared an easy-peasy calculation for estimating how much paint your project will need, and today we'll explore: What is the best paint for the project? Latex or Oil? Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss, or Hi-Gloss? And, do I really need a primer? Let's start off with the last question first ~ {Is a primer a must?} YES!!!  Primers provide the necessary foundation to give the … [Read more...]

Paint Tips & Techniques: Estimating How Much Paint is Needed for a Room

May 9, 2011


Painting your home opens up a wonder of possibilities to express who you are and bring life to your space.  With the ability to add color, and even possibly be daring with the color that you choose, paint can bring life to your decorating vision. After you've chosen your new hue, whether it be cranberry in the living room or caramel in the kitchen, you want to make sure you have all the supplies and tools before starting.  This is key to a successful paint job!  And to start off you need to know how much paint you'll need, right?!  So.... How much paint will I need for my space? To … [Read more...]