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.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of painting posts.
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…
Recently, a neighborhood in Halifax, Nova Scotia got together to paint an intersection/have a block party. One of the people involved put together this time lapse video, and another neighborhood Homie let us in on the details, including an unexpected outcome from this community street art…