Ravishing Rentals

Decorating doesn’t have to go the wayside just because you’re renting … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’re renting an apartment or home, you may feel leery about decorating it. Maybe you’re living under a stringent rental agreement that doesn’t permit many changes to the space. Or maybe you’re worried about losing your security deposit when [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Bright and Beautiful

If the bright and beautiful days of July stand in stark contrast to your home’s dark and drab interior, read on … By Tammy Adamson-McMullen July is a bright and beautiful month! The sun is shining, the flowers are in bloom, fruit and vegetables are flourishing, and the sky is a lovely shade of blue. [...]

July 9th, 2019|

No Substitutions for Quality

Nothing can replace a high-quality paint and all the benefits it affords. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen “You get what you pay for.” We all know that this adage is true. So why is it that so many homeowners skimp on quality—just to save a few bucks—when buying paint? If there’s ever a time when you should [...]

May 29th, 2019|

Five Economical Kitchen Fixes

Here’s how to update your kitchen on a limited budget. By Diane Franklin You’d love to redecorate your kitchen, but oh, that price tag! Backsplash tiles, new cabinets and granite countertops can cost way beyond your limited budget. Here are five ideas that will give your kitchen new life without breaking the bank. Paint or [...]

April 1st, 2019|

No Windows? No Problem!

Without any natural light, interior rooms can be a challenge to decorate—but it’s a challenge that these creative ideas will help you overcome. By Diane Franklin An interior bathroom, a basement rec room and an off-the-kitchen laundry room are among the areas in your home that may be noteworthy for what they are lacking—windows. The [...]

March 12th, 2019|

New Places to Go with Faux

Faux finishes are popping up in all sorts of home spaces. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen You may have done it on a feature wall or on a small piece of furniture, but don’t stop there. There are so many other places where you can create a faux finish! Faux finishing is as popular as ever because [...]

March 12th, 2019|

DIY or Contractor?

Should you tackle that painting job yourself or hire a professional? Here are points to consider By Tammy Adamson-McMullen Like many consumers, you might have toyed with the idea of tackling a painting project yourself—maybe to save the costs of hiring a professional painter. But before you reach a final decision, there are important points [...]

February 27th, 2019|

The Effect of Light on Color

Pay attention to lighting when choosing paint colors… By Tammy Adamson-McMullen If you’ve ever painted a room in the perfect color only to have it look less than perfect later, the problem may not have been with the paint, your original paint sample or your application. The real culprit could have been your lighting. The [...]

January 18th, 2019|

Cold Weather Painting Tips

As the cold weather descends upon many parts of the country, you may be wondering: How cold is too cold to paint? By Diane Franklin If you’re trying to get one final painting or staining project in before the onset of winter, you may be wondering what the experts say about how low the thermometer [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Tips for Creating a Dramatic Staircase

Your staircase can be absolutely gorgeous with the right painting and staining techniques. By Diane Franklin A staircase can be one of the most dramatic areas in your home, but the wear and tear inflicted by daily household traffic can certainly take its toll. Fortunately, with the right paint and staining techniques, you can revitalize [...]

October 18th, 2018|