Ideas We Love | Bold Colors in the Bathroom

Spicing up the bathroom is as easy as adding a new, fresh color of paint to the walls – with any of Benjamin Moore Paints or California Paints – adding new curtains to the tub or some playful frames with vibrant photographs.

HouseBeautifulToday we bring you the painted bathtub: Bring some color to a rather traditional white, claw-foot tub by adding any color that suites your personality. Designer & Restauranteers Deirdre Heekin  and husband Caleb Barber shared photos and stories of how they designed her Vermont Cottage with House Beautiful magazine.

A featured photo let’s us see their cedar wood bathroom made more “Italian Countryside” by painting the tub midnight blue.

Get the look for your own bathroom with a Benjamin Moore Paints Midnight Blue or choose from the hundreds of color variations offered by Benjamin Moore and California Paints at Exeter Paint & Exeter Paint West.

*Photo by Ditte Isager featured in House Beautiful |
10 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom By Sarah Yang

 

 

Chalk Paints | Giving Your Home a Velvety, Matte Finish

We’ve heard of the chalkboard paints and how fun and easy they are to use to create a useful space within your home –  but what’s all the buzz about chalk paint and what’s the difference?

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While chalkboard paint gives us the traditional school-age, black, chalkboard look, feel, and usability, chalk paint comes in a large variety of colors made for painting furniture, floors, and walls to give a matte, velvety finish.

At Exeter Paint + Exeter Paint West, we are proud to carry
Uniquely Exquisite Tintable Chalk Paint. With this brand exclusively available at the Exeter Paint stores you can come in and choose from a wide range of colors for your next outdoor or interior project. Chalk paint can be used on almost any surface from wood to metal to plastics.

Use Chalk Paint in a fun DIY project to revamp an old piece of furniture . . . or your car! 

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Jason Barrat shared his amazing paint job using Chalk Paint with Exeter Paint + Exeter Paint West on Facebook! He chose purple and black tinted chalk paints and revamped his wife’s car.

You can recreate his beautiful, velvety, matte finish with Uniquely Exquisite Tintable Chalk Paint from Exeter Paint! We can mix any range of colors for you at either of our store locations.

Would you be bold enough to paint your car with chalk paint? What about old kitchen cabinets or a dresser? Tell us your Chalk Paint stories in the comments below! 

Chalkboard Paint Ideas | DIY Projects

Whether it’s in the kitchen, the kid’s playroom, or in the garage – using Chalkboard Paint can add a little twist to any room!

Some Do It Yourself project ideas from our team to yours!

1) Daily Menu & Planner | Let the family know what’s on the menu for the day from breakfast to dinner! Or use it to organize your days and schedules. Paint the chalkboard paint in a square or rectangular shape on the wall, frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint, and use as you wish!

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2) Kids Playroom Wall & Artist Area | Have budding artists that can’t seem to contain their creativity? Paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint and let their creative juices flow with this eco-friendly and fun project! They’ll love to draw on the walls and you’ll love the no-fuss, no-paper waste!

3) Eco-Friendly Message Board | We all leave notes and make the daily “To-Do” list! Use chalkboard paint to make your daily reminders more eco-friendly and fun for the family. Paint an area with chalkboard paint and frame it with decorative molding or colorful paint. Then create calendars or lists to help organize your day!

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4) Organize | Spice up the kitchen cabinets or closets with chalkboard paint to organize different containers. Simply paint a small square or circle on each container and let dry. Use chalk to label containers and never spend time searching for what you need again!

*Photos and ideas from Benjaminmoore.com
Exeter Paints & Exeter Paints West are suppliers of
Benjamin Moore Paints and California Paints.