|Posted on August 31, 2011 at 2:15 PM|
Photo by ecothran
Paint, paint, paint - I love paint.
Paint is inexpensive, paint wipes up easily when it spills, paint doesn’t require use of a power tool (which often means waiting for The Philosophers help), in short, paint rocks. Paint truly is one of the fastest and most economical ways to transform a room. And paint isn’t just for walls…I recently went on a furniture painting marathon where I painted most of my furniture black…dining room chairs, a chaise lounge, a lamp, a clock, that out-of-date gold fireplace door and my front door.
Why black paint? Black is the new brown...the sleek "in" color that can be used to tie together an entire room. Black paint also makes furniture look new and hides blemishes.
The key to painting is to take your time and use the right tools. Some tips I find useful:
Of course, there are a ton of great tips and more advice on HGTV (my fav!), but these are my reliable tricks that get the job done every time. Making a space fresh in only a few hours can uplift the room easily and that is the true decorators bliss.