Painting furniture can be an outstandingly satisfying craft. You can find an old, outdated piece and breathe new life into it with a simple color of paint. Once it’s in a new space, it can brighten and invigorate it, adding charm and drama all at the same time.
Sometimes the hardest decision of all is what color to use. When you want to go bold, here are some top color choices to consider.
Emerald green is the hot color of 2013, according to the design industry. It connotes thoughts of riches and a recovering economy, and its lushness can bring a look of jewel luster into your home.
Because neutrals are still popular to decorate with, a splash of bright, bold, emerald green can be a lovely contrast against beiges and tans. (Read more....)
The best way to practice distressing techniques is on an old piece of furniture that is either a thrift store find, or something you don't mind donating if the end result is not what you expected. Don't begin your experiment with pieces that are valuable or antique furniture passed down in your family until you have tried this technique and are confident in the results.
Distressing adds a lot of interest and detail on painted furniture. It is the one technique that will improve a painted finish guaranteed! Over the years of selling white furniture, I have had more men love distressing than women. Distressing can look primitive, rustic and even (Read more....)
A black and white harlequin pattern is one of the easiest patterns to paint. It has no curves, just lines, making the only 3 materials you need to design this yourself is tape, a exacto knife to cut the tape, and paint. The traditional harlequin pattern consists of repeating diamonds of alternating colors arranged vertically. The pattern originated from theatrical clown character called Harlequin. The pattern is seldom used in clothing today but has become a stunning pattern for both walls and furniture. To re-produce this lovely finish it is important that you measure the wall or furniture you plan to paint.
Measure the length of your wall, and divide the measurement by the number of diamonds you want in a horizontal row. The two resulting numbers are the height and width of your (Read more....)