I have been spending a lot of my time working on the inside of my house. [Editor's note: Remember Sara's living room, rainbow ceiling, and geeky kitchen light makeover?] But recently I started thinking about what I wanted the OUTSIDE of my home to look like. What do you think I would do if I couldn't decide on a color? Use them all!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of painting posts.
Apparently, there's such a thing as a "color of the year." A bunch of people at Pantone get paid to travel the world, tour private fashion and decoration events, and BAM!, they barf up a color. They say it's science, I think it's bullshit. If you don't want to become one of those Pantone cultist and actually live with your colors more than 12 months, here's a handful of advice from a girl who learned how to pick the right color through trials and errors.
I really wanted a dresser in my dining room. But my husband struggled with the concept of painting a potentially old and lovely piece of wooden furniture, so my next idea was to buy new and make that look antique by using this three-step process.
The husband and I just bought a big house in semi-suburbs. It's pretty bland right now (beige walls + beige tile floors = snooze) and while we've got plenty of ideas for making it the colorful, funky home that we want, I'm at a loss for what to do with the immense two story walls in the living room.
We'll definitely paint them, but then what? I feel like they are calling out for something special. Anyone have any awesome decorating ideas for very tall walls?
I have been fantasizing about creating some sort of mural or crafty art on some wall of our house, and our future baby's room seemed to be the perfect place! I was dreaming up plans for a tree stencil on the nursery wall. After researching wall stencils, I realized I didn't want to pay for something I could do myself. It seemed easy enough, and it was!
Ok, fine: you don't want to over-do it with ridiculous novelty shit in your house. But a few stupidly hilarious accents here and there? Come on. I know you're feeling me on some Pac-Man wall decals or Hitchcockian bloody bathmat. Come with me while I pick out the best of the novelty mish-mash from Perpetual Kid, including soft-serve laps, retro door-stops, TARDIS USB hub, and the perfect Edgar Allan Poe painting for your goth foyer…