Paint and Decorating Blog

What’s Underfoot? Area Rugs, Of Course!

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on What’s Underfoot? Area Rugs, Of Course!

Area rugs are everywhere in home decor. Here are some tips for finding the perfect one for your space By Tammy Adamson-McMullen No doubt you’ve noticed that area rugs are everywhere! This isn’t only because [...]

Coming Soon…To a Kid’s Room Near You

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Coming Soon…To a Kid’s Room Near You

Kids relate to pop culture more than ever before—and they want their rooms to reflect that. By Diane Franklin Who does your child want to be the star of his or her room? For your [...]

The Art of Wainscoting

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on The Art of Wainscoting

Wainscoting adds visual interest to your walls. Here are various ways you can create the effect. By Diane Franklin “Wainscoting” is one of those words that conjure up images of English parlors or formal libraries, [...]

Exterior Maintenance Made Easy

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Exterior Maintenance Made Easy

How can you keep your home looking spic and span outside? We offer some tips… By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Summer is a great time for outside fix-up projects, like painting the exterior of the house, staining [...]

Kitchen Makeovers

July 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Kitchen Makeovers

Here’s how to spruce up walls, cabinets, countertops and more in your kitchen without spending a fortune. By Diane Franklin The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, so of course, you [...]

Hot Exteriors

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Hot Exteriors

Home exteriors are trending toward sophisticated and sometimes surprising color schemes. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re planning to paint the exterior of your home this summer and are struggling in your color selection, take heart. [...]

Coastal Living

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Coastal Living

How to achieve a great decorating style for your coastal home—or even if you live inland! By Diane Franklin Life’s a beach—or it can be if you want to decorate that way. Coastal living is [...]

How to Achieve the Perfect Color Wash

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on How to Achieve the Perfect Color Wash

Tap into your creativity to create the desired effect. By Diane Franklin One of the most elegant faux finishes that a do-it-yourselfer can create is a color wash. This basic faux technique can add vibrancy, [...]

Bathroom “Spa” Makeovers

May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Bathroom “Spa” Makeovers

Bathrooms are not what they used to be! They’re now one of the most luxurious rooms in the home. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen What is the most luxurious room in your home? If you named your [...]

For The Love Of Wood

May 31st, 2018|Comments Off on For The Love Of Wood

Everyone loves the look of wood—and there is more than one way to achieve it. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Hardwood floors are one of the hottest trends in home decorating, desirable for its good looks, durability, [...]

Deck Makeovers

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Deck Makeovers

For many people, summertime is deck time! They can’t wait to get outdoors to entertain friends or host a family get-together. Having a gorgeous deck makes an outdoor soirée even more enjoyable. So, what do [...]

Creating the Ultimate She Shed

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Creating the Ultimate She Shed

It was bound to happen. Men have enjoyed their “man caves” for years, creating individualized spaces for relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoying friends. It’s only natural, then, that women would want their own spaces, too. The [...]

Create a Venetian Plaster

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Create a Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster adds a touch of sophistication to your walls. It’s a highly polished look that provides the illusion of depth and texture to flat surfaces. Because the texture is illusionary rather than real, it [...]

Trends for Every Generation

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Trends for Every Generation

Each generation develops its own identity based on the events and cultural influences around them. Baby boomers became known as the “Me Generation,” focused on self-fulfillment but also socially influenced by the Civil Rights Movement [...]

Entrance Makeovers

May 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Entrance Makeovers

Psychology Today notes that we’re “built to size each other up quickly” and that these impressions are lasting. “Even if we’re presented with lots of evidence to the contrary, we’re attached to our initial impressions.” [...]

Using Wallpaper for Accent Walls

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Using Wallpaper for Accent Walls

Accent walls are popular, and they aren’t the domain of paint alone By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Accent walls are a beautiful way to add color, drama and even a perception of size to a room. Paint [...]

Create a Crackle Finish

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Create a Crackle Finish

How to achieve the perfect crackle effect on walls, doors, furniture, accessories and more. By Diane Franklin A crackle finish gives many types of surfaces a desirable, on-trend vintage look. If you want to create [...]

Rising Style Stars

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Rising Style Stars

Mid-Century Modern isn’t the only popular home decorating style By Diane Franklin and Tammy Adamson-McMullen It seems that the world has gone mad for mid-century modern styling. It’s everywhere—in both residential and commercial spaces—and increasingly [...]

Exterior Spruce-Ups

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Exterior Spruce-Ups

Spring cleaning isn’t only for interiors. Outdoor items need your attention, too! By Tammy Adamson-McMullen The phrase “spring cleaning” conjures up all sorts of activities—such as sorting out closets, shampooing carpets and dusting nooks and [...]

April Is National Decorating Month

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on April Is National Decorating Month

Here are 10 great ways to celebrate with tips for sprucing up your home. By Diane Franklin It’s an annual tradition! April is National Decorating Month, the perfect motivation for homeowners to spruce up their [...]

What’s On Deck

March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s On Deck

After the harsh winter, it’s time to freshen up decks that look worn and tired By Diane Franklin Spring is almost here, which means it’s time for that annual ritual that many homeowners dread: deck [...]